Communities In Schools of Philadelphia

The mission of Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. (CISP), a charitable 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is one of the largest of more than 200 independently incorporated local affiliates of Communities In Schools, Inc. (CIS), the largest stay-in-school network in the country. Since its inception in 1986, CISP has grown to annually serve more than 10,000 public school students attending Philadelphia’s high schools and kindergarten through 8th grade schools. CISP administers over 15 programmatic initiatives, all in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia, agencies of the federal and state governments, and a large number of other non-profit organizations and community-minded businesses.

Mission: The mission of Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Councilmember Helen Gym

We know that women face a workplace that is skewed in favor of men. From the wage gap and sexual harassment to unstable schedules and childcare, women face many unique challenges at work. On Monday, I’m joining some amazing organizations for a panel on these issues to hear about what we can do to better support women at work.

I’m looking forward to hearing from four fierce panelists about the issues that women face at work and the ways that women are fighting for change and justice:

- Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González
- Dawn McCray of Communities In Schools of Philadelphia
- Journalist Juliana Reyes from the Philadelphia Media Network: Inquirer, Daily News, Philly.com & PMN Events
- Elicia Gonzales of Women's Medical Fund

The panel is moderated by Carol Tracy of Women's Law Project, and I can’t wait to hear Philadelphia Commission for Women Director Jovida Hill’s opening remarks. I hope you can be there on Monday as we recommit to supporting women at work and beyond.

You can RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2OqPjYt

I'm grateful to the sponsors of this event: Broke in Philly, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), WOMEN'S WAY, One Pennsylvania, and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.

[09/30/18]   September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Our ELECT Program promotes early literacy with our parenting students. As a Provider Agency that partners with Team First Book of Philadelphia to provide young families with new, age-appropriate books to build home libraries. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 175 million books to schools and programs serving children in need in the US. In Philadelphia, Team First Book distributes more than 50,000 books annually to Philadelphia programs like ELECT. #EveryStartaGreatStart #BookstoKids

Trades for a Difference

We're so proud of our most recent graduating cohort! These young people have completed the Construction Apprentice Prep Program and are now ready for the TFAD Alumni & Road Maps to Success Program! We look forward to seeing these young people through to their careers success! Special thanks to our partners Communities In Schools of Philadelphia and Mural Arts Philadelphia Guild Program, it definitely takes a village! #GraduationDay #KeepCraftAlive #OpportunityMakesTheDifference #TradesforaDifference #CISPhiladelphia #MuralArtsPhiladelphia www.tradesforadifference.org

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia is ready and excited for the new school year! #RingTheBellPHL

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia is super excited to #RingTheBellPHL as we celebrate the upcoming 2018 school year! #AllInForKids

While some kids are hard at play this summer, these hard-working seniors finished their summer cycle and earned diplomas. CIS of Philadelphia celebrates the summer additions to the Class of 2018!

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City Of Philadelphia Teams Up With Local Non-Profit To Host Baby Shower, Early Childhood Expo For Community.

On Saturday, August 4, members of the CIS of Philadelphia ELECT team participated in The Community Baby Shower and Early Childhood Expo hosted by Bethanna and the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Education

Check out our very own Cheryl Phillips and Carla Johnson providing ELECT resource materials in this CBS news clip. CIS of Philadelphia is a School District of Philadelphia ELECT provider agency that supports pregnant and parenting teens in various schools throughout the city.

philadelphia.cbslocal.com It all took place at South Philadelphia High School Saturday afternoon.

Our Communities In Schools of Philadelphia Seniors were invited to take a break from the hard work they are putting in during the summer term. CIS of Philadelphia ELECT Site Coordinators hosted the students summer field trips to the Philadelphia Zoo and Dave and Busters. These events were made possible with support from School District of Philadelphia

Another successful opening week of summer camp for our Creative Kids and Building Stars - Out of School Time program sites. #AllinForKids #CreativeKids #BuildingStars

CIS of Philadelphia Site Coordinator Regina Gibson and Camelot Excel Academy North ELECT Program participants attended #CollegeSigningDay on May 2, 2018 to celebrate their path to post-secondary education. Students attended the graduation and college rally at the Temple University Liacouras Center and received words of encouragement from former First Lady, Michelle Obama, celebrities, performing artists, and athletes. Attendees included Rebel Wilson, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Dikembe Motumbo, Ciara, Zendaya, Keke Palmer, and Questlove Better Make Room Reach Higher

Good Food for All provides education and resources on issues surrounding food insecurity to those who are facing and fighting hunger.

CIS of Philadelphia students from the Camelot Excel Academy South ELECT site participated in a field trip to the #GoodFoodForAll Conference at the Free Library. Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger and the Freelibrary Culinary Literacy Center hosted the event. The students learned about eating well on a budget, reducing food waste, campus gardening, the Farm Bill, and more. This year's theme was Building Skills, Strategies, and Community. The students chose three workshops to attend and sampled healthy food in the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center.

[04/18/18]   CIS of Philadelphia would like to thank ShopRite of Bridge & Harbison for supporting the Breakfast Club at Excel Academy South! Holly Stevens, Registered Dietitian at Shop Rite's Bridge and Harbison, store led the students in creating a healthy breakfast menu to kick-off the series.

This program was made possible through the generous support of ShopRite of Bridge & Harbison and what a great way to kick off the Breakfast Club!

On the menu:
Wheat Bread French Toast
Smoothies with Almond Milk, Spinach, Flax Seed and Fruit
Greek Yogurt Parfait with Granola and Fruit

It takes teamwork to make the dreamwork!

Teamwork makes the dream work! Thank you to all of the volunteers for taking the time and coming out on this beautiful Saturday!!. This was a very impromptu block Clean Up but a over a Ton of trash later we hit our target and our neighborhood looks great! Next one is in May, you should come and join us!!! #US #WE #Community #MtAiry #Philly #ChewAve #LetsCleanItUp #BlockCleanUp #TFAD #OpportunityMakesTheDifference #KeepGoing

Trades for a Difference

Come on out tomorrow!!!! Seeking volunteers!!!! We are beautiful, we are extraordinary so let's make sure that our neighborhood reflects the same! Please come out and help. Everyone feels better when their home is clean right? So lets clean up our neighborhood, our home together! #US #WE #Community #BlockCleanUp Meet us at TFAD's Learning Center at 9am this Tomorrow!!!!!!. If you have an extra broom please feel free to bring it out. Materials will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! Inbox me or call me at 267-270-5095 for more details.

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia is proud to partner with Trades for a Difference, who held their grand opening this past Tuesday, April 3rd.

Trades For A Difference provides construction training and entrepreneurial learning for young men and women from under-resourced communities in Philadelphia. Participants can earn their OSHA certification. Upon completion of a minimum of 25 program hours, program participants are eligible to participate in a 50hr paid internship opportunity.

The William Dick and TM Peirce Elementary, Out of School Time (OST) program sites, hosted the First Annual Book Tasting. The goal of the Book Tasting was to encourage students to have a love of literacy. To spark their interests, our young readers were exposed to different genres of literature like Fantasy and Mystery, and were provided with guides to explore ways of approaching books they have not read before. You’re not guaranteed to like everything you taste (or read), but you never know until you try, and with our tips to find a Perfect Fit Book, we hope everyone found something they enjoyed! Students sampled “appetizers”, “main courses”, “desserts”, and shared their experience with parents and loved ones with the support of the lovely ladies of the Metropolitan Philadelphia Area Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc. #AllinForKids

#SiteCoordinatorSpotlight Kudos to Lauren Dattilo, Therapist, #ELECT Site Coordinator for being choosen as one of the #40UNDER40 by #ArcadiaUniversity Check out the link below to view the full article. https://www.arcadia.edu/blogs/post/40-under-40-lauren-dattilo-16m

To promote a sense of community and give many children the holiday they deserve. Operation Brotherly Love, WAWA, Operation Warm and Kind Foods brought together City leaders, families, and friends to show the children of Philadelphia that somebody truly cares about them. This year students from our Out of School Time (OST) sites: William Dick and TM Peirce Elementary were treated to a fun filled day of activities. Volunteer host families, (which included some of our friends from MPAC) took us around the Liacouras Center where the children were able to play carnival games, get their faces painted, and dance until their feet hurt! Students also received brand new winter coats, and HEALTHY refreshments, while at the event. #AllinForKids #TisTheSeason

City Announces $6M Initiative Connecting Young Adults With Jobs

Congratulations Philadelphia Works and Mayor Kenney on the $6Million Opportunity Youth Jobs Program! Communities In Schools of Philadelphia is happy to be one of the selected providers.

philadelphia.cbslocal.com Mayor Kenney along with Philadelphia Works made the announcement Tuesday.

There's still time to be #AllinForKids in 2017!!

Happy Holidays from all of us at CIS of Philadelphia!

Today’s a great day to #giveback! This #GivingTuesday, commit to going #AllinforKids. Make your #GivingTuesday gift today by visiting http://www.cisphl.org/give

We're redefining giving this holiday season. Join the #GivingTuesday movement and consider supporting the Urban Technology Project For more information, please visit - www.cisphl.org/give

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving! Everyone, anywhere, can participate! This year consider Supporting the Urban Technology Project Visit - www.cisphl.org/give for more information. #GivingTuesday #GivingBack #UrbanTech #ApprenticeshipWorks

On November 28th, We're proud to be apart of the global celebration of giving! This year consider supporting the Urban Technology Project Visit www.cisphl.org/give for more information. #GivingTuesday #GivingBack #UrbanTech #ApprenticeshipWorks

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Give | Communities In Schools of Philadelphia

#GivingTuesday is a day for everyone, everywhere, to GIVE! This year consider supporting the Urban Technology Project Visit www.cisphl.org/give for more information.

cisphl.org Give a tax-deductible gift today and make a lasting difference in the life of a child. Graduating high school is a very important milestone in the life of a young person. It signifies completion, accomplishment, and hope for a bright and fruitful future. Not only is graduation a milestone but it is…

You can give your time, skills, voice, dollars. #PayItForward and consider supporting the Urban Technology Project Visit www.cisphl.org/give for more information. #GivingTuesday #GivingBack #UrbanTech #ApprenticeshipWorks

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Give | Communities In Schools of Philadelphia

Everyone has the capacity to give. Join us on November 28 to
celebrate #GivingTuesday. You can give your time, skills, voice, dollars, and goods to charity. #PayItForward and consider supporting the Urban Technology Project Visit www.cisphl.org/give for more information.

cisphl.org Give a tax-deductible gift today and make a lasting difference in the life of a child. Graduating high school is a very important milestone in the life of a young person. It signifies completion, accomplishment, and hope for a bright and fruitful future. Not only is graduation a milestone but it is…

The Urban Technology Project is hosting an event on November 15th from 5PM - 7PM at Benjamin’s Desk (1608 Walnut St.) in celebration of #NationalApprenticeshipWeek.

Join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, and a panel discussion on why employers should consider the apprenticeship model as a way to invest in a diverse and knowledgeable workforce. We will hear from employers who are working with and championing our apprentices at their tech startups, public institutions, non-profits, and government agencies in Philadelphia. A workforce built by apprenticeship means that Philly talent stays in Philly.

Please register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apprenticeship-from-handshake-to-hired-tickets-39126745148 to attend our event & feel free to share with your network.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Urban Technology Project

#ApprenticshipWorks

We would like to congratulate one of our own alum, Derek S Schwartz on being featured by the U.S. Department of Labor showing that #ApprenticeshipsWorks!!!
#urbantech #BMIS #join #techisnotwack #DSF #UTP

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Let's Talk: PPD Awareness Video

The Philadelphia Maternal, Child and Family Health - Community Action Network (CAN) is a broad coalition of community partners, focused on learning, sharing and acting to reduce infant mortality in Philadelphia. The CAN has been built with recognition of the need for a city-wide collaborative approach to improve maternal health and reduce infant mortality that would:

· Engage multiple sectors of the community in identifying and prioritizing the most important areas of focus;

· Bring together a diverse coalition of service providers, advocates, policy makers and community organizations to learn from each other, develop innovative ideas and take action;

· Provide a mechanism for rapid piloting of new ideas for services, collaborations, and community education.

Change happens through program adjustments, program collaborations, developing new programs and policy changes. CAN work groups meet monthly to address the priority areas of the Common Agenda. To join a work group or find out more information, contact the CAN Coordinator, Sammy Shuster. To watch the video in full check out- www.ppdphilly.com

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Every gift, no matter the size has sent a clear message, the students we serve are VALUED, CARED FOR and IMPORTANT!! Thank you to Nia Ali ,Olympic Silver Medalist and her son Titus, Brand Ambassador for Breukelyn Threads for their generous clothing donation in support of our E.L.E.C.T. Teen Parent Classrooms #WeThankYou #AllinForKids #ittakesavillage #BrooklynLighthouse

#PartnershipHighlight Look at this week's highlight with one of our favorites, Sean Stinette and his newest Communities In Schools of Philadelphia AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellow, Marquise Campbell!! Thank you Northeast High School for believing in #Apprenticeships and #Preapprenticeships!!!
#urbantech #BMIS #join #techisnotwack #DSF #UTP

Look at this week's highlight with one of our favorites, Sean Stinette and his newest Communities In Schools of Philadelphia AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellow, Marquise Campbell!! Thank you Northeast High School for believing in #Apprenticeships and #Preapprenticeships!!!
#urbantech #BMIS #join #techisnotwack #DSF #UTP

Frankford High School held their Inaugural 5K race, this past Saturday - 9/30/17. The event was a smashing success! A huge round of applause goes out to the staff - First SG Fraioli, Mr. Milhollen (CISP), Ms. Krause (City Year), Mr. King (College & Career), Ms. Thompson (School Psychologist), and Ms. Morris (9th & 11th Grade Counselor) for their countless hours, dedicated to planning and organizing the event. The 5K race was an amazing community building experience for both students and staff. #GoPioneers #RunFrankfordRun

#ApprenticeshipWorks #UrbanTech #TechIsNotWack #DSF #UTP

Look at this week's highlight with one of our favorites, Corrina Laffie and her newest Communities In Schools of Philadelphia AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellows, Cayla Dunlap and Kasi Whetts-Franks!! Thank you Central High School (Philadelphia) for believing in #Apprenticeships and #Preapprenticeships!!!
#urbantech #BMIS #join #techisnotwack #DSF #UTP #Womanintech

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