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They were joined by other campus leaders from Drexel University, La Salle University and the Community College of Philadelphia as the student leaders engaged in open dialogue on ways to improve the local workforce through recent college graduates with local companies.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business recently spoke with Jon Gosier, an alumnus from Cohort 3 at the Community College of Philadelphia following his recognition as one of Time Magazine’s “12 New Faces of Black Leadership.”

Time Magazine named Jon Gosier, an alum from Cohort 3 of Community College of Philadelphia's Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, as one of the "12 New Faces of Black Leadership.

He said he would work to restore cuts to school libraries, work with nonprofits and city departments to get more students in after-school activities, boost career and technical education, and expand the Community College of Philadelphia's dual enrollment program.

Kenney also noted the importance of creating "community schools," the possibility of turning the Community College of Philadelphia into a four-year institiution in the face of rising educational costs, how abolishing the School Reform Commission would not necessarily result in more funding from the commonwealth and how "teachers are not the cause of educational dysfunction in the city or country."

Three years later, Oakman found herself taking classes at the Community College of Philadelphia, but she wasn’t back to being a star student quite yet.

Student leaders from Temple, La Salle, Drexel and the Community College of Philadelphia participated in "college to career" conversation.

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