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Open House and Health Care Information Night RSVP

Your Career in Health Care Starts Here: Open House and Health Care Information Night

Monday, October 23, 2017
5–7 p.m

Community College of Philadelphia
Northeast Regional Center
12901 Townsend Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154
Community Room 124

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Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Rhonda L. Lipschutz, 215-751-8021, rlipschutz@ccp.edu

WHO & WHAT: Did you ever wonder about the science behind automobiles? Did you ever want to build your own car? Philadelphia students in grade 6, 7 and 8 will be doing just that at Community College of Philadelphia’s first Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) summer camp.  

The camp will help students prepare for the high-tech jobs of tomorrow. Innovations in the automotive industry have transformed what it means to be an automotive technician. A trade that was once mechanical is primarily technical today, and requires skilled computer users and good mathematicians. For one week, students will be able to explore the science, technology and math behind self-driving cars and alternative fuels, and how they contribute to a cleaner, greener planet. The week will be filled with interactive experiences and informative field trips that will demonstrate the different modes of transportation at several locations, including:  

  • The Simeone Antique Automotive Museum
  • Philadelphia International Airport  
  • Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (Tioga Marine Terminal)
  • Philadelphia’s vehicle fleet, including police cruisers, buses, SUVs, jeeps and motorcycles

Students will also learn how to build a rocket-powered dragster to compete against fellow campers!

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. – The first day of camp, students will learn how cars work (engines in particular), and what fossil fuels and alternative fuels are.
WHERE: Automotive Technology Center, 4731 Ludlow Street, part of the Community College of Philadelphia West Regional Center. Off of 48th Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets.
VISUALS: Instructors in the auto shop showing students how engines work, various automobiles, including alternative fuel cars.



About Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 34,000 students annually and offers day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.

Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D., First Lady of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, also assumes presidency of Foundation

As the Community College of Philadelphia Foundation continues efforts to raise private dollars to fund the 50th Anniversary Scholars Program, it is adding influential new directors, including leading executives from Comcast, Saxbys, Independence Blue Cross, and even Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins.
The new members are expected to be critical in helping the Foundation raise funds in support of student scholarships, programs and experiences that enrich students at the city’s College.
Joining the Board this month are Nick Bayer, CEO and founder, Saxbys; Malcolm Jenkins, founder, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, and safety, Philadelphia Eagles; Rasheia Johnson, treasurer, city of Philadelphia; Jill Michal, vice president for Business Transformation, Independence Blue Cross; Priya Roy, associate, Ballard Spahr, LLP; Simran Sidhu, executive director, HIVE; and Michael Soileau, vice president of Planning and Strategy, Comcast.  
“We have brought together an amazing group of individuals who understand and remain dedicated to expanding the Foundation’s commitment to transforming lives and empowering students for success,” said Dr. Ellyn Jo Waller, educator and community advocate and First Lady of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, who became the new president of the Foundation in July 2017. Rounding out the leadership team are Sulaiman Rahman, founder and CEO, DiverseForce, vice president; David Dix, president, Luminous Strategies, treasurer; and, Timothy Spreitzer, senior vice president of public relations, Tierney, as secretary.
This new leadership will be responsible for moving the Foundation forward as it enters its next phase of growth. Reflecting changes that began with the appointment of Dr. Donald Guy Generals as president of the Community College of Philadelphia, and the adoption of a new strategic plan for the College, the Community College of Philadelphia Foundation will undertake new endeavors to support the College’s uncompromising focus on student success.
In recent years, the Foundation has placed the College, and, in fact, the city, in the national spotlight by raising funds for a local version of the Promise scholarship, one that allows deserving high school graduates to attend college without the worry of tuition and fees. “The ultimate goal is to ensure that any eligible Philadelphia high school graduate who wants want to go to college is able to do so,” said Dr. Generals. “Since we launched our Scholars program two years ago, other cities competing against us in the global marketplace have done the same, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston. Raising private dollars to sustain this program is more important than ever.”
The scholars program is open to eligible, college-ready, low-income, city high school students who enter college directly following high school graduation. Students are supported by the scholarship as long as they maintain good academic standing and full-time status for up to three years of completion of an associate's degree. Since its inception, a total of $374,586 has been awarded to Philadelphia students.
The new members are leveraging new opportunities for the College’s students. Members of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, led by Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller and Enon’s first lady, Dr. Waller, recently raised $100,000 on a single Sunday for the 50th Anniversary Scholarship fund.
As the fundraising arm of the College, the Foundation recognizes the College as an important asset for moving people out of poverty, and as a strong advocate for the support of education as a public good. Through its efforts, the Foundation will strengthen its ties to the community and increase support of the College. The Foundation also recognizes the critical role the College plays in workforce development, and will build connections that promote the programs and activities that lead to economic innovation and career readiness.
A full listing of the Community College of Philadelphia Foundation Board of Directors, with details on their credentials, can be found at www.ccp.edu/alumni/why-support-college/foundation-board.

About Community College of Philadelphia

With over 31,000 students enrolled and the single largest entry point for minorities in Pennsylvania, Community College of Philadelphia is one of the largest public institutions of higher learning in Philadelphia. Community College of Philadelphia, the city’s college, is committed to quality, access, affordability and upward mobility. Student success is at the center of all efforts, establishing the means for each student to achieve their goals. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu.

About the CCP Foundation

The Community College of Philadelphia Foundation enhances and enriches the educational experiences of Community College of Philadelphia students by providing external resources to support the College's mission. As its private funding development arm, the Foundation seeks to support the College's mission by bringing together community leaders who will serve as ambassadors broadening the College's image community wide. The Foundation serves the College by creating partnerships with individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations to raise private gifts for scholarships, instructional equipment, professional development and capital needs.

Hamilton Demolition Party RSVP

Radnor Property Group, LLC and Community College of Philadelphia Cordially invite you to a Demolition Party

September 12, 2017 | 10 a.m.

440 N. 15th Street (Entrance on Hamilton Street)

The Hamilton is a mixed-use development that will offer market-rate apartments and retail space. Providing a gateway to the city’s cultural and historical highlights, and nearby educational institutions, the Hamilton is a key to success in energizing and connecting the community.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Community College of Philadelphia offers Express Enrollment Day 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could move through the steps to enroll in college, all in one visit? At Community College of Philadelphia, you can do just that. The College is offering Express Enrollment Days, which are held at the College’s Main Campus and Regional Centers throughout the year, and enable prospective students to complete their admission application, satisfy their placement exam, register for classes and file for financial aid in a matter of hours.

“My friend told me about Express Enrollment Day and I went with him. It was so easy to do and I registered for 12 credits. People at the College were very nice and walked me through all the steps,” said 19-year-old Rene Jimenez who participated in Community College of Philadelphia’s Express Enrollment Day on July 25 at the Main Campus.

The July 25 Express Enrollment Day attracted about 194 prospective students (plus family & friends). There were 144 students who took the placement test.Many were also able to file their financial aid since the College held free workshops to help students complete FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid). In June, Express Enrollment Day at the Main Campus attracted 245 prospective and 225 took the placement test, with the majority registering the same day. 

We have had a number of parents be so inspired that they end up filing applications and start their college education along with their children,” said Diane Kae, Manager, Student Outreach and Recruitment at Community College of Philadelphia. "Normally these processes take two to three visits to campus and must be scheduled into available sessions. Students, particularly adult students, are thrilled to get everything done in one day. We also individually guide the students through each step of the process which alleviates a lot of stress especially for the first-time students."

Creating a Federal Student Aid ID ahead of the visit for filing financial aid helps to expedite that process and visiting the ACCUPLACER website, which can be found at ACCUPLACER can improve test results.

To learn more about Express Enrollment and other activities, go to Admission Events.

Alumnus Makes 2017 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team

Community College of Philadelphia alumnus Cedric Jouin has been named to the 2017 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team—an honor that recognizes 49 of the state’s community college students for scholarly achievements and community involvement.

Jouin was nominated before he graduated in December 2016 with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges paid tribute to the All-Pennsylvania Scholars at an event on April 3 in Harrisburg, PA. To make the statewide academic team, scholars must maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. Team members are eligible for two-year scholarships offered by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that may be used at any of the system’s 14 universities.

Jouin, 41, moved to the United States from France 7 years ago with his family. Having spent most of his professional life working in the music industry, Jouin enrolled in Community College of Philadelphia to pursue his other passions—environmental studies, geography and graphic design. He graduated this May with highest honor, maintaining a 4.0 grade average while serving as a peer tutor in the College’s Learning Labs and balancing a job at the PSECU credit union on the Main Campus. He graduated from the College ahead of schedule.

Jouin is enrolled at Temple University and hopes to pursue both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He dreams of becoming an environmental specialist and contributing to global conservation efforts.

“I grew up in France, where there have been stricter environmental regulations as well as more public awareness about environmental issues for a long time. While I knew that I needed as an individual to be ecologically responsible, I did not have a deep understanding of the issues that we are facing on a global scale,” Jouin said. “My aspirations, as a professional, would be to be a part of an organization that is making significant efforts to provide a better future to the next generations through sustainability and fairness.”

During his studies here, he established himself as a leader amongst his peers, and many look to him for help—especially in the Learning Labs. He assists students in Earth Science, Humanities, Geography, French and English. “I try to evaluate and understand where the students are having difficulty, and try to help them by focusing on those specific issues,” he said. “Most times, the students merely need some encouragement, and an opportunity to ask questions.”

Jouin is a firm believer that hard work and dedication to both his own endeavors and to those of others will pay off. His efforts previously earned him the Florence Fishman Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Service by a Tutor and the Jane G. Pepper Scholarship during his 2016 spring semester.

“I truly hope to one day be a part of an organization that shares my vision of providing a better future for the next generation through sustainability and equity,” he said.

Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Rhonda L. Lipschutz, 215-751-8021, rlipschutz@ccp.edu

13 Small Business Owners Across the City Graduate from Community College of Philadelphia’s Power Up Your Business Program

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2017 –  Small business owners are the backbone of the economy and help our local communities. Thirteen aspiring business owners will graduate from Community College of Philadelphia’s Power Up Your Business 10-week peer-based learning program at a ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. on Wed., July 26th at the College’s Center for Business and Industry at 1751 Callowhill Street, Room C2-5. Students will present their “Tactical Improvement Plan” at 6:30 p.m.

Power Up Your Business takes a neighborhood-based approach, offering both a 10-week, 30-hour peer-learning class where small business owners are matched with instructors and coaches, and taught basic business management, planning, and marketing; and a Store Owner Series with three-hour workshops that offer information on financial planning, personal and business credit, and local marketing advice.

Additional workshops are underway and now enrolling:

Tier 1: Peer-based Learning Experience – A 10-week, 30-hour course in basic small business management and planning that delves into the fundamental concepts, tools and skills required for planning and running a successful business. Practical skills such as entrepreneurial leadership, understanding financial statements, the role of finance in business growth and creating effective improvement plans are included, plus support from a business coach. To qualify, participants must be located in Philadelphia, be in business for one year, and earn less than $1 million in annual revenues. The next peer-based learning classes will be held at the West Regional Center, 4725 Chestnut St. on Aug. 23 and 30; Sept. 6, 13, and 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25; and Nov. 1.

Tier 2: Store Owner Series – Workshops that cover small business basics such as marketing, capital and credit, and bookkeeping. This series also introduces business owners to the College’s programs that support running a business efficiently, from QuickBooks to ServSafe to Business Communication.  The next series begins Sept. 12th at Northeast Regional Center, 12901 Townsend Rd.  For more information, call 215-496-6151 or visit www.ccp.edu/powerup.

Since Power Up Your Business was launched in January 2017, 121 businesses from 43 different ZIP codes across the city have participated in the program engaged in efforts to market their businesses, share business strategies and more. The small business owners operate businesses ranging from beauty salons; childcare; an automotive repair shop; a boutique communications firm; a tax preparation firm; a fine art retailer; a mentoring/coaching consulting company; and a men’s haberdashery brand.

Carol J. de Fries, vice president of Workforce and Economic Innovation at the College, stressed the importance of connecting with communities in every corner of the city.

“This is a momentous day for our business owners and their families,” said de Fries. “Community College of Philadelphia is an institution dedicated to helping small businesses prosper and strengthen our communities. Small business owners are important to the local economy and we want to give them the tools they need to be even more successful,” she said. “This graduating class represents all types of businesses from many parts of the city. These variety of businesses make Philadelphia a strong, vibrant and attractive city for the communities.”

About Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia and the sixth largest in Pennsylvania. The College enrolls approximately 34,000 students annually and offers day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.

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Diverse Force is an evolution of the Urban Philly Professional Network, a community of more than 16,000 professionals of color between the ages of 25 and 45 from various sectors. Rahman founded the organization 10 years ago with the purpose of engaging, empowering and connecting Philadelphia’s next generation of business and civic leadership.

Ophthalmic Technician RSVP

Open House for the Ophthalmic Technician Proficiency Certificate Program at the Northwest Regional Center

August 8, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.

Northwest Regional Center 
1300 W. Godfrey Avenue, Room 249 
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Set you sights on a career in vision care with the Ophthalmic Technician proficiency certificate.

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