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By July 2009, PTR was able to return to its pre-recession employment numbers and has continued to grow its workforce thanks in part to partnerships with Philadelphia Works, the city school district and the Community College of Philadelphia.

While on the run between the classes she is taking and instructing (K.O. adjuncts at West Chester University and Community College of Philadelphia, and has been working with Dancing with the Students since 2007) and rehearsals for Temple’s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.

On Jan. 4, the day of Mayor Kenney's inauguration and the first frigid, Code Blue day of the winter, more than 100 people lined up on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in search of a hot meal.
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Sozinho, who spoke half a dozen languages but not English, took classes at the Community College of Philadelphia. He drove a taxi, helped found the Angolan Community of Pennsylvania, and became a respected leader in the city's African community.

Philadelphia Futures members attend all manner of higher education institutions, from Community College of Philadelphia to Ivy League schools and other state-run universities and other schools that offer four year degree programs.

Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Annette John-Hall, 215-751-8021, anhall@ccp.edu

WHAT: Philadelphia high school students and their families will get valuable tips and learn about local scholarships, grants, federal and state funds, as well as other financial resources that help make college affordable. Philadelphia high school seniors can also learn about Community College of Philadelphia’s 50th Anniversary Scholars Program, which provides free tuition and fees to qualifying students.

WHO: Presenters and sessions include: The Urban League of Philadelphia; The Philadelphia Foundation; Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA); Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); The Ronald McDonald House Scholarships, the Core Scholars, PhillyGoes2College, and faculty and staff from Community College of Philadelphia. WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP here

WHERE: Bonnell Auditorium, 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill Streets, Community College of Philadelphia. Parking is available in the College garage on 17th Street.

MEDIA NOTE: This event is designed for Philadelphia high school seniors only.


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Farulo’s childhood was rooted in Elizabeth and Somerset, N.J. He came to Philadelphia at 18 to go to LaSalle University but ended up getting associate degrees from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and the Community College of Philadelphia.