Communities in Schools Philadelphia - Young Professionals

The Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. (CISP) Young Professionals program connects young adults in Philadelphia (25-40) to the mission of CISP. By connecting with young business leaders, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, CISP hopes to broaden the organization’s network of individual and corporate supporters, while also providing young professionals in the city of Philadelphia an opportunity to connect with other leaders across industries. CISP is a charitable 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, is one of more than 200 independently incorporated local affiliates of Communities In Schools, Inc., the largest stay-in-school network in the country. CISP serves 26 K-8th Grade Schools and 49 High Schools, working with more than 13,000 students annually. CISP administers over 25 programmatic initiatives 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. The specialized programmatic approach taken by CIS-Philadelphia incorporates the following CIS BASICS to provide support to Philadelphia’s youth: 1. A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult 2. A safe place to learn and grow 3. A healthy start and a healthy future 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation 5. A chance to give back to peers and community

CISP Young Professionals holds events throughout the year, giving young professionals opportunities to network with one another and support the youth in Philadelphia, as well. Check back often to hear about great events happening in the city.

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.

yourhoustonnews.com

Church, teacher step up to help kids in need over Spring Break

Great 'feel good' story -- Church comes to the rescue of a Communities In Schools-Bay Area program project with a check to replenish the dropout prevention program's food pantry that supplied snack packs for students during spring break: http://bit.ly/HgXM6D

yourhoustonnews.com Webster Presbyterian Church recently came to the rescue of a Communities In Schools-Bay Area program project at McWhirter Elementary with a check for $500. The money was used to replenish the dropout prevention program's food pantry that supplied snack packs for students during Spring Break.

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UpcomingEvents.com - 11th Annual Young Professionals Ball at TRUST

Hey young professionals, the Young Professionals Ball IS BACK! Check out this fun event for young leaders and business owners, taking place at TRUST: http://bit.ly/GZ7rLL

upcomingevents.com Event Details - UpcomingEvents.com - PHILADELPHIA - Saturday, April 07, 2012 - The Young Professionals Ball IS BACK! Announcing Philadelphia's iconic event for area Young Professionals - grab your friends, family, and co-workers - you are in for a treat! Be excited. Hot on the heels of the most s...

thenotebook.org

A 'collapsed' job market for dropouts | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

With the United States struggling after a "Great Recession," young adults without a high school diploma are in a world of hurt: http://bit.ly/Hcgdds

thenotebook.org With the United States struggling after a "Great Recession," young adults without a high school diploma are in a world of hurt.

Communities in Schools program aims to prevent dropouts / LJWorld.com

Awesome story out of Lawrence, Kansas about the work of Communities in Schools and the overall aim to reduce the high school dropout rate: http://bit.ly/GXBINW

www2.ljworld.com By Christine Metz — Lawrence Journal-World

[03/15/12]   2 weeks until our Kick Off!

Join Communities In Schools of Philadelphia on Thursday, March 29th from 4-6PM at the Art Sanctuary (628 S. 16th Street) for an evening of networking with local high school students and other young professionals for the kick-off of CIS of Philadelphia Young Professionals. It is free to attend, and feel free to come and go throughout the evening.If you have any questions about the event, please contact [email protected]. And, follow us on twitter @CISYoungProfessional.

huffingtonpost.com

California Schools Establish 'Early Warning System' To Identify Potential Dropouts

A very interesting article about data tools that can help identify at-risk students. Maybe someday Philadelphia schools will have the opportunity to use this technology.

huffingtonpost.com This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. Some school districts in California are working to establish an "early warning system" to identify middle grade students who are at risk of dropping out, and then to vigorously intervene so they don't.

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Our Hometown - Candler County Schools

Great segment on Communities in Schools in Georgia. We are all working to give kids a chance at a good education and a better life, to ensure future success: http://bit.ly/AwfgHz

www2.wsav.com Candler County Schools working to keep kids in school and graduating, and their methods are working

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Greater involvement by community and staff fills gaps at Phila. school

Good morning! Thanks to the Philadelphia Inquirer for this fantastic story on how the community is stepping up to assist our public schools: http://bit.ly/yEYq3P

philly.com Tilden Middle School lost teachers to budget cuts this year. It lost a secretary, noontime aides, and money to pay staffers for before- and after-school programs.

huffingtonpost.com

More Than Half Of Older High School Dropouts Not Employed Today

This is why Communities in Schools Philadelphia is so important: more than 1/2 of high school dropouts are not employed today http://huff.to/x71ifK

huffingtonpost.com You know the old advice about staying in school so you can get a job? It's more true now than ever.

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Community Colleges Front And Center Of Manufacturing Recovery

"Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Co. is a high-tech job shop, crafting super-precise parts for machines used in everything from robotics to aerospace to oil exploration. Macomb Community College lies a few miles down the road in this Detroit suburb. Sometimes it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins." http://huff.to/ziAh0S

huffingtonpost.com STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Co. is a high-tech job shop, crafting super-precise parts for machines used in everything from robotics to aerospace to oil exploration. Macomb Community College lies a few miles down the road in this Detroit suburb.

Stetson Middle School teacher exposing students to photography

Good read: Afterschool program helps students learn about photography and take pictures of their neighborhood - http://bit.ly/yRfIAE

articles.philly.com Members of the Stetson Shutterbugs stepped outside their middle school in Kensington and began sizing up the late afternoon sunlight slanting down on bustling Allegheny Avenue. "Take a look at the...

thenotebook.org

Blame parents or involve them? | Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Great article: The Notebook describes some new ways the city could support parental involvement in the lives of students: http://bit.ly/AsBl39

thenotebook.org This guest blog post comes from Quibila A. Divine, in response to a recent article about youth “wreaking havoc” on city streets.

Controller's audit: Can Philly's schools survive?

Communities In Schools of Philadelphia will always be there to support the students in Philadelphia. This is a very upsetting article to read though.

philly.com THE CITY controller's Valentine's Day gift to the school district came in the form of an audit report questioning its ability to survive.

[02/14/12]   Hey folks! Save the Date for our upcoming young professionals gathering on Thursday, March 29. We are inviting 60 high school juniors and seniors to join us for a rare opportunity to network with our young professionals. The students will learn how to make the best first impression to ensure success in college and beyond! Time and location will be announced soon.

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twitter.com Sign up for Twitter to follow CISYoungProfessional (@CISYoungPros). CISP's Young Professionals connects local entrepreneurs & business leaders through community and networking events to empower the youth of Philadelphia.

[02/09/12]   In a few weeks, we will announce our 2012 Communities in Schools Philadelphia, Young Professional Ambassadors! 10 Philadelphia influencers who are leaders in their field, are committed to Philadelphia, and have a vested interest in education and the betterment of our young people! Stay tuned for the announcement.

[02/08/12]   Busy busy busy week for us! Lining up some great networking and mentoring events for March, April and May, and signing up new members for the Young Professionals Network. We've got some great things on the horizon. Stay tuned!

Roxborough students design 21st century technology

This is an incredible story, reflective of the strides our society is making in education: http://bit.ly/AtFpKz

phillytrib.com More than 60 sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Communications Academy at Roxborough High School put their tech savvy to the test in a Public Serv...

huffingtonpost.com

Obama Addresses College Affordability, Tuition Costs In University Of Michigan Speech

Via The Huffington Post: "If the Obama administration has trotted out one trusty example to symbolize the plight of the middle class, it's college graduates drowning in debt." http://huff.to/yvugXU

huffingtonpost.com If the Obama administration has trotted out one trusty example to symbolize the plight of the middle class, it's college graduates drowning in debt. On Friday, President Barack Obama again used that imagery in unveiling the specifics of systemic proposals to improve college affordability before a Un...

philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Councilwoman Wants To Boost Education Budget By Keeping Bars Open Later

Hey folks! What are your thoughts? http://cbsloc.al/xxQIx9

philadelphia.cbslocal.com City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and an ally in the state house are introducing companion bills to allow city bars to serve alcohol until 3 a.m., an hour later than currently.

Teacher, veteran among black men honored for leadership

A huge congratulations to the Philadelphia educators, entrepreneurs and community leaders who were just named winners of the national BME Leadership Awards! We spot a couple of our members on the list! http://bit.ly/AbRlWP

articles.philly.com For the first round, more than 1,000 black males, from teenagers to octogenarians, posted their stories of working in, building, and strengthening communities across Philadelphia. The call came last...

[01/18/12]   Planning some great events for the year! Check back soon to see what's in store for the rest of the spring.

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The goal of CISP's Young Professionals is to connect local entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community leaders through community and networking events to support and empower the youth of Philadelphia.
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