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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.

Honoring Campuses Amidst Record College Student Voter Turnout 

11/18/2021 - 3:13pm
Jennifer M. Domagal-Goldman Also honored at the ceremony were two college presidents: Donald Guy Generals of the Community College of Philadelphia (PA) and Fayneese Miller of Hamline University (MN) for their leadership in cultivating democracy and voter participation on their campuses and beyond.

CCP in the News – 6ABC Action News 

11/18/2021 - 3:03pm
6ABC Action News Students at the Community College of Philadelphia have yet another path to earning a bachelor’s degree. The school announced a dual admissions transfer agreement with Wilmington University.

CCP in the News – CBS3 Philadelphia 

11/18/2021 - 2:57pm
CBS Philadelphia Wilmington is the 20th four-year university to establish such a partnership with CCP.

The 76 Most Influential People in Philadelphia: DONALD “GUY” GENERALS  Philadelphia Magazine 

11/18/2021 - 2:26pm
STOCK: Rising. The Community College of Philadelphia president has raised the profile of the campus with smart and savvy moves, such as making CCP the first public college in the region to enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for faculty, staff and students.

CCP's hosts minority men in medicine event for students 

11/18/2021 - 2:21pm
Chanel Hill Once First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School eighth-grader Jeremy Gonzales found out that a group of researchers, doctors and physicians would be talking to students about their journey into the medical profession, he knew immediately he wanted to participate.

Community College Of Philadelphia Hosts Event Encouraging Black, Latino Students To Pursue Medical Careers 

11/18/2021 - 2:11pm
CBS3 Philadelphia Philadelphia is inspiring the next generation of doctors. The Community College of Philadelphia hosted its Minority Men in Medicine event on Friday.

New leader at CCP Northeast 

11/18/2021 - 2:09pm
Megan Milligan The new permanent director of the Community College of Philadelphia Northeast Regional Center has spent her adult life helping to make graduation obtainable for students.

CCP in the News: National Voter Registration Day

11/18/2021 - 1:56pm
6ABC Action News 6ABC covered the College’s #CCPVotes kick-off event celebrating National Voter Registration Day and encouraging the College community to get involved in the November 2 General Election.

Community College Of Philadelphia Holds Event To Celebrate National Voter Registration Day  

11/18/2021 - 1:37pm
CBS3 Philly The Community College of Philadelphia held an event to recognize National Voter Registration Day. They celebrated with a virtual kickoff of its semester-long CCP Votes Campaign. The virtual event emphasized the importance of not sitting on the sidelines.

Resource Roundup: CCP opened apps for the 10,000 Small Businesses program

11/17/2021 - 6:17pm
Michael Buter Entrepreneurs interested in providing sustainable jobs in their communities are in luck. The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is now accepting applications for the local iteration of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Resource Roundup: CCP opened apps for the 10,000 Small Businesses program 

11/17/2021 - 5:19pm
Michael Buter Entrepreneurs interested in providing sustainable jobs in their communities are in luck. The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is now accepting applications for the local iteration of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Choosing Blackness

11/17/2021 - 5:13pm
Elizabeth Wellington “We are always defining our Blackness from a place of defense rather than a state of just being,” explained Debonair Oates-Primus, coordinator of the Black Studies Program at Community College of Philadelphia.

Automotive repair undergoes transition as cars get more complex and older mechanics retire 

11/17/2021 - 5:04pm
Jane M. Von Bergen Shannon Driscoll, 28, is the tomboy type, so it’s ironic that her job title is “cosmetic associate.” There’s no lipstick involved. She’s a “cosmetic associate,” as in making messed-up cars beautiful.

Biomedical equipment technician: The opportunity-filled medtech job you've never heard of

10/19/2021 - 11:17am
In 2015, Money Magazine defined “The 5 Best Jobs You’ve Never Heard Of,” described as high-paying, under-the-radar careers that are growing faster than the national average. The second job listed was medical equipment repairer, which is more readily referred to as biomedical equipment technician (BMET) within the industry of healthcare technology management.

Community College of Philadelphia announces new academic offerings for all 2021 semester

09/07/2021 - 1:33pm
Community College of Philadelphia announced a series of new academic offerings students can take advantage of for the upcoming fall 2021 semester. The first day of classes for the fall semester is Tuesday, September 7.

Community College of Philadelphia Hosts Pinning Ceremony for Nursing

08/31/2021 - 4:16pm
The Community College of Philadelphia announced it would pay off more than $2.7 million in outstanding account balances for approximately 3,500 students.

Scholarships for local CCP Students

08/31/2021 - 4:08pm
Hilco Redevelopment Partners has earmarked $250,000 in scholarship donations to local residents attending Community College of Philadelphia.

Community College of Philadelphia Requiring Staff, Students To be Vaccinated

08/31/2021 - 4:02pm
The Community College of Philadelphia has announced a vaccine requirement. Faculty and staff must be vaccinated by Oct. 1 to return to campus. If students aren’t vaccinated by that date, they’ll have to be tested regularly.

Community College of Philadelphia requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

08/31/2021 - 3:10pm
The Community College of Philadelphia is requiring students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective Oct. 1, students who are not vaccinated will be subject to regular COVID-19 testing. Those who test positive will not be allowed on campus.

Philly Community College Requiring Vaccines, Penn Requires Masks

08/31/2021 - 3:07pm
Community College of Philadelphia students, staff and faculty will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to campus, the school announced Friday.

Community College of Philadelphia to require vaccines, the first public college in the region to do so

08/31/2021 - 3:01pm
The Community College of Philadelphia became the first public college in the region Friday to say it will require students and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to return to campus.