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The Power Up Your Business initiative is a neighborhood-centered approach to economic development.

Through the program, Community College of Philadelphia will provide free training and business development tools to existing and aspiring small business owners that are located along the city’s commercial corridors.

By 2020, an estimated 30 percent of all job openings will require at least some college or an associate’s degree. President Obama has urged more states to provide tuition-free community colleges. Community College of Philadelphia offers free tuition to low-income students, but that standard should be statewide.

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Tuesday, May 9 or Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. Location: Center for Business and Industry, 1751 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | Room C2-5

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

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA., Dec. 13, 2016 – Dr. Donald Guy Generals issued the following statement on Nov. 10 to the College community and reiterated the same position at a Town Hall meeting to College faculty and staff on Nov. 19:

“I believe that now more than ever we must do all we can to express the core values of our institution. “....we affirm that diversity is crucial to a democratic society, and enriches the educational experience, and celebrates differences among individuals…” We must demonstrate that Community College of Philadelphia is a welcoming and safe place for all. I will continue to believe that we are a nation of immigrants and it is that diversity that makes us great.

Through educational programs, social service measures and an inclusive environment, this institution has always supported its immigrant students and will continue to do so. I urge individuals who wish to make a college education accessible for all students to donate to the College’s many scholarship programs that will enable them to continue on their academic journeys. To donate, please visit www.ccp.edu/donate

 

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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.

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

 

Iola Harper, Deputy Commerce Director for the Office of Economic Opportunity; and Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President of Community College of Philadelphia, congratulate latest graduates

 

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6, 2016—Twenty-eight entrepreneurs will graduate from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses- Greater Philadelphia program at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16. The graduates join over 300 business owners who have benefited from the program in the region, which began classes at Community College of Philadelphia in 2013.

The graduation ceremony will take place at the Community College of Philadelphia Center for Business and Industry, 1751 Callowhill Street in room C2-28. Dr. Donald Guy Generals, the College’s president, and Iola Harper, deputy commerce director for Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity are among those who will deliver remarks. Dan Rhoton, owner of Hopeworks ‘N Camden, an advanced technology training program that provide youth the opportunity to achieve their dreams, will speak on behalf of the graduating class.

10,000 Small Businesses alumni are making their mark in the Philadelphia region business community in ways big and small. For the second consecutive year, a 10,000 Small Businesses graduate has finished on top of the Philadelphia 100 list, which recognizes the fastest growing, privately held companies in the region. Ken Carter of Supra Office Solutions (Cohort 4) won the No. 1 ranking (Erin Reilly (Cohort 5) of Pop! Promos won last year). In all, 11 graduates made this year’s list.

The latest class of graduates represents a variety of industries and professions. Through the program, participants gain a new set of business tools and growth strategies designed to support them as they innovate and grow. A group of alumni have heeded the call to fund tuition- free community college models nationwide by donating nearly $50,000 to the 50th Anniversary Scholars Program endowment. These graduates are contributing to their local economies and creating jobs. Stimulating Small Business Growth, a report released this year by Babson College, demonstrates that 10,000 Small Businesses graduates consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy. Nearly 70 percent of participants report increasing their revenues and 50 percent report creating net new jobs just six months after graduating. In addition, the program maintains a 99 percent graduation rate and 85 percent of graduates are doing some form of business with each other.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at Community College of Philadelphia. The program is open to business owners from across the Greater Philadelphia region. Learn more at http://www.ccpedu/10KSB and www.10ksbapply.com



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About Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. The program is based on the broadly held view of leading experts that greater access to this combination of education, capital and support services best addresses barriers to growth for small businesses.

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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