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Supporting Phila. Community College Students with Affordable Housing

05/25/2022 - 2:55pm
A partnership between Community College of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority aims to make finding a place to live easier for students, with a focus on those who have experience in the foster-care system.

The 2022 Higher Education Power 100 – #22: Donald Guy Generals

05/25/2022 - 2:51pm
As President of Community College of Philadelphia, Donald Guy Generals steers the city’s only public institution of higher education, serving roughly 25,000 students, from career transitioners to high school students in a dual enrollment partnership with the School District of Philadelphia.

CCP, PHA partner to offer students affordable housing

05/25/2022 - 2:48pm
Community College of Philadelphia and the city’s housing agency have teamed up to create a low-cost housing model for students at the school who are experiencing homelessness or need affordable housing, with a focus of students who have been in foster care.

Community College of Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia expand eligibility for Octavius Catto Scholarship

05/25/2022 - 2:46pm
Community College of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia have expanded the eligibility criteria to accept more Philadelphia residents into the Octavius Catto Scholarship.

Councilmember Kendra Brooks, activists push to ‘tax the rich’ in Philly

05/25/2022 - 2:09pm
“This city has for too long prioritized the comfort and the attention of the rich over the working people suffering, over Black and brown people suffering,” said Ahmad Mitchell, a Community College of Philadelphia student who spoke at the rally.

CCP alum makes $100k gift to Center on Disability to help students like him succeed

05/25/2022 - 1:24pm
The Community College of Philadelphia’s Center on Disability recently heard back from an alum in a big way. Entrepreneur Gunter Pfau, who graduated in 2002, made a donation of $100,000 to show appreciation for the help the center gave him.

Community College of Philadelphia expands scholarship program

05/25/2022 - 1:10pm
Another 500 students could get help going to college through the expansion of the Community College of Philadelphia’s Octavius Catto Scholarship program.

Three Community College of Philadelphia Students Announced as Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Semifinalists

05/25/2022 - 12:56pm
Three Community College of Philadelphia students have been announced as semifinalists for the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The students were selected from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants attending 180 community colleges in 35 states. To date, seven College students have been awarded the prestigious scholarship.

CCP & PHA’s Shared Housing Program

05/25/2022 - 12:17pm
6ABC covered the College’s ribbon cutting to officially announce the Shared Housing Program in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

CCP & PHA’s Shared Housing Program

05/25/2022 - 12:07pm
NBC10 covered the College’s ribbon cutting to officially announce the Shared Housing Program in partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

CCP, PHA partner for first-of-its-kind housing program for community college students

05/25/2022 - 12:06pm
The Community College of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Housing Authority are celebrating a new innovative housing program for its students.

Community College of Philadelphia Foundation receives $50,000 U.S. Bancorp Community Development Entity grant

05/25/2022 - 11:39am
The Community College of Philadelphia Foundation (the Foundation) announced that it received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Bancorp Community Development Entity (USBCDE).

Community College of Philadelphia Foundation receives $50,000 U.S. Bancorp Community Development Entity grant

05/25/2022 - 11:34am
The Community College of Philadelphia Foundation (the Foundation) announced that it received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Bancorp Community Development Entity (USBCDE).

Tackling the effects of voter suppression, redistricting, and gerrymandering: an April 12 talk at CCP

05/25/2022 - 11:19am
On April 12, the Community College of Philadelphia will be hosting another installment of their virtual ‘Enough is Enough’ discussion/teach-in sessions.

6ABC Action News 5PM: CCP’s April is Art

05/25/2022 - 8:49am
The Community College of Philadelphia kicked off its annual student exhibition. An opening reception was held this afternoon at the Mint Building in Spring Garden. Community members got a chance to meet with students and faculty from the art department.

Want to boost your cybersecurity skills? Start with these 10 Philly resources

05/24/2022 - 5:19pm
CCP offers a range in educational training in cybersecurity from certificate programs. Its Cybersecurity Proficiency Certificate I, for instance, is 18 credits and says it readies a student to develop the technical, analytical and problem-solving skills needed to protect both government and organizations’ information technology assets.

CCP’s Enough is Enough series tackles AAPI hate

05/24/2022 - 5:16pm
On Thursday, March 24, Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) hosted a virtual ‘Teach-In’ session titled ‘Enough is Enough: Taking a Stand Against Anti-Asian Hate.’

Quiara Alegría Hudes to make April 1 visit to CCP for memoir reading & discussion

05/24/2022 - 5:07pm
Quiara Alegría Hudes will be taking a trip to the Community College of Philadelphia on April 1 for a memoir reading and discussion. Hudes, a West Philly native, is known for taking her lessons on the road, especially in speaking with Philly youth.

Franne McNeal is the new executive director of CCP’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

05/24/2022 - 4:38pm
The Community College of Philadelphia has announced Frances “Franne” McNeal as the new executive director of the College’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (10KSB).

Ayanna Washington named executive director of CCP’s Career and Advanced Technology Center

05/24/2022 - 4:34pm
The Community College of Philadelphia has announced that Ayanna Washington will serve as the executive director of the College’s new Career and Advanced Technology Center (CATC).

CCP Mobile Cancer Screening Event

05/24/2022 - 4:32pm
NBC10 covered the College’s Mobile Cancer Screening event in partnership with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Mobile Screening Van Brings Free Mammograms To Women At CCP  

05/09/2022 - 1:23pm
Some women were treated to a potentially life-saving exam on Tuesday. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center brought its mobile cancer screening van to the Community College of Philadelphia.

Community College of Philadelphia, CCP, recently announced Frances “Franne” McNeal as the new Executive Director of the College’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (10KSB). 

05/05/2022 - 5:59pm
Community College of Philadelphia, CCP, recently announced Frances “Franne” McNeal as the new Executive Director of the College’s Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program (10KSB).

I Am More Reentry Engagement Program at Community College of Philadelphia helps formerly incarcerated students

05/05/2022 - 5:23pm
Bill Anderson, Fox29 News Luis "Sauve" Gonzales joins Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the I Am More Reentry Engagement Program at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Community College of Philadelphia’s Azori Edwards, Ryan Holmes named NJCAA Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Basketball Players of the Year

03/14/2022 - 5:14pm
The Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC) has announced the 2022 women’s and men’s All-Conference Basketball Teams for Division III. Community College of Philadelphia’s Azori Edwards and Ryan Holmes were announced as this season’s Players of the Year for women’s and men’s basketball respectively.

CCP’s Black Studies program teaches students to analyze the world

03/14/2022 - 5:04pm
When Essence Gaines took a Black Studies course at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), she didn’t know at that time that that course would be the springboard to changing her major.

Fox29 News at 10: Dr. Love Opens Bailey Street Books

03/04/2022 - 5:54pm
Philadelphia Community College Professor Dr. Anyabwile Love decided to take his love of Black literature and open Bailey Street Books in Brewerytown.

After 30 years, African American Children’s Book Fair expands to the Convention Center

03/04/2022 - 5:44pm
Later, founder Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati partnered with the Community College of Philadelphia, where for many years the largest public event that gathers Black authors together would attract about 4,000 people in a single day.

She left a corporate job to handcraft custom fishing nets

03/04/2022 - 4:38pm
Lewis took art classes as a child and later again as a student at Community College of Philadelphia but had no real formal training beyond that. “I actually got into drawing by reading comics, drawing those characters and later, musicians, as I got into high school,” she said.

The Community College of Philadelphia holds inaugural Catto Legacy Awards

03/04/2022 - 3:55pm
This Tuesday, on Catto’s birthday, the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) honored Catto’s legacy by hosting the inaugural Catto Legacy Awards, acknowledging the nearly 500 students who have benefited from the Octavius Catto Scholarship.

Community College of Philadelphia graduates 1st Catto scholar

03/04/2022 - 3:49pm
Community College of Philadelphia has graduated its first Catto Scholar. The milestone comes one year after the launch of the city-funded scholarship for first-generation college students.

Community College Of Philadelphia Honors Its First Catto Scholar To Graduate

03/04/2022 - 3:07pm
The Community College of Philadelphia hosted a virtual ceremony for the inaugural Catto Legacy Awards. The scholarship is named after Philadelphia civil rights activist Octavius Catto. It covers all expenses and includes stipends to keep students out of debt.

First-time Philly college students honor the legacy of Octavius Catto

03/04/2022 - 2:56pm
Almost two years ago, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney created the Catto scholarship with the Community College of Philadelphia. It would cover tuition, other expenses, and academic support for first-time community college students going to school full time.

Community College of Philadelphia’s virtual Black History Month Programming continues

02/21/2022 - 10:32am
The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Community College of Philadelphia kicked off its annual Black History Month programming under the theme titled “The Message Has Always Been in Our Music” and is exploring the ways in which music has shaped Black culture, identity, and survival.

College students keep LGBTQ+ clubs afloat during the pandemic

02/17/2022 - 4:33pm
Vincent Scarfo, coordinator of the Marc David LGBTQ Center at the Community College of Philadelphia, works closely with LGBTQ+ clubs at CCP. They told PGN that club involvement has significantly changed in recent years.

Making strides on pathways

02/17/2022 - 4:32pm
“We knew going in that we needed to focus on a structure for student success,” says Donald Generals, president of the Community College of Philadelphia, among the 30 pioneering institutions that joined the Pathways Project upon its 2015 launch.

The 2022 Power of Diversity: Donald Guy Generals

02/17/2022 - 4:29pm
Since Donald Guy Generals became the sixth president of Community College of Philadelphia in 2014, he has focused on increasing the availability and the visibility of the city’s only public institution of higher learning, which serves more than 35,000 credit and noncredit students from diverse social, cultural and educational backgrounds.

‘Black Joy' Book Tells Stories of ‘Resistance, Resilience and Restoration'

02/04/2022 - 5:13pm
Community College of Philadelphia professor and author Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts talks to Philly Live’s Aunyea Lachelle about some of the stories she shares in “Black Joy: A Strategy for Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration.”

'Diversifying the pipeline': Wistar Institute lands federal grant aimed at strengthening Philadelphia's life sciences workforce

01/31/2022 - 12:38pm
Ken Mainor, who graduated from Wistar's biomedical technician training program while attending the Community College of Philadelphia, said that exposing people in underrepresented communities to more STEM programs in middle school or high school would help strengthen the biosciences talent pipeline.

A Decades-Long ‘National Crisis,’ and A New Position

01/26/2022 - 10:24am
Derrick Perkins, director of the Center for Male Engagement at the Community College of Philadelphia, founded in 2009 to serve Black men, noted that men in general aren’t “socially and culturally conditioned to ask for help,” which poses an added challenge as they try to make their way through college. He finds Black men are also more likely to feel that teachers and professors view them as unintelligent, “a threat” or “disengaged,” which impedes their learning.

CCP partners with journalism training program NBCU Academy

01/25/2022 - 10:03am
Community College of Philadelphia’s (CCP) Division of Business and Technology will be participating in NBCU News Group’s NBCU Academy, a multi-platform journalism training and development program.

Local business helps companies address social issues

01/24/2022 - 4:54pm
Nelson is a full-time support coach for the Center for Male Engagement at Community College of Philadelphia. Cobb is the director of business development at the AL Diá Foundation.

Sneaker-cleaning entrepreneur raises the bar for students at Fox

01/20/2022 - 12:45pm
[Cory Matthews] completed his high school graduation requirements at the age of 16. And at 18, he received his associate’s degree from the Community College of Philadelphia in a dual enrollment program that allows students to earn college credits while they are still enrolled in high school. Now a first-year student at Temple, he is committed to earning both a bachelor of business administration in business management degree and a master of business administration degree from the Fox School of Business by the age of 22.

Education Design Lab's #Micropathways Initiative Celebrates Year 1 with New Report and 2nd Cohort

01/18/2022 - 10:10am
Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia: "Now, more than ever, it's important for students to have access to intentional, industry-recognized training that will help them obtain family-sustaining jobs."

CCP President awarded national honor for leadership in promoting student democratic engagement

11/30/2021 - 11:19am
Jensen Toussaint Dr. Donald Generals, President of the Community College of Philadelphia, was recently announced as a recipient of the 2021 Standout College President/Chancellor Award by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.

Community College of Philadelphia president Generals wins national award

11/18/2021 - 4:08pm
Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) President Donald Generals has been awarded the 2021 Standout College President/Chancellor Award by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national initiative that empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement.

Veterans Day Celebration Covered by WHYY

11/18/2021 - 4:06pm
The College hosted it annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor and pay tribute to U.S. military veterans across the nation and at the College. The event featured remarks from Dr. Generals, as well as alumni and staff.

WHYY Highlights Coffee Shop Run by Students, with a Mission to Change Lives

11/18/2021 - 4:02pm
At Stomping Grounds Social Justice Café, students, like the College’s Melanie Osborn, work and run the café while gaining tangible workforce development and customer service training skills.

Local Students, Delaware County Combine Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence

11/18/2021 - 3:57pm
The College’s Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and its director, Jim McMillan, are included in a WHYY article about a new, interactive homicide database: Lee Smithey, a professor of peace and conflict studies and sociology at Swarthmore, teaches a course called “Gun Violence Prevention.” Since 2013, students in his class have worked with activists and local groups — among them, Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, now a chapter of CeaseFire PA — to research those deaths.

Unblocking the paths to Black prosperity 

11/18/2021 - 3:17pm
Jeff Hornstein, Ph.D., The Philadelphia Tribune The Octavius Catto and 50th Anniversary PROMISE scholarship programs at the Community College of Philadelphia have virtually eliminated tuition barriers to post-secondary education for most Philadelphians.