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SRC Strategy, Policy, and Priorities meeting

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November 3, 2014
Read By 4th Campaign takes center-stage at The School Reform Commission first Strategy, Policy, and Priorities meeting of the year

On Monday, November 3rd, The School Reform Commission (SRC) will have its first Strategy, Policy, and Priorities meeting of the year. The focus of this meeting will be the READ! by 4th Campaign, and for future meetings, educating the SRC and the public on pressing education policy issues in the city. There will be three presentations: READ! by 4th Strategy, Creating Effective Partners, and Parent Engagement, with group discussions in between each panel.

Educating in the Digital Age: A Celebration of Writing & Literacy

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October 25, 2014
The strongest possible program covering the newest and best educational practices both in the classroom and beyond.

On Saturday, October 25th from 8am-5pm, the Philadelphia Writing Project in partnership with the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) have teamed up to provide area teachers a full day of professional development including breakout sessions, product demonstrations, and expert panels that will highlight and showcase the future of digital and literacy education both in and out of the classroom.

 

Homestead Exemption Program Extends Deadline

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December 1, 2014
Extended deadline, apply early!

The Office of Property Assessment has extended the application deadline for their Homestead Exemption program through Monday, December 1st. This program will offer real estate tax relief by reducing the taxable portion of a property by $30,000 dollars offering an average yearly saving of $402 dollars. Only primary residences are eligible for the Homestead Exemption program. Applicants are encourage to apply as early as possible so that saving can be reflected in their 2015 real estate tax bill. To apply online, visit the link here.

Philadelphia Department of Revenue

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January 31, 2015
Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program accepting applications now!

Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze Program Accepting Applications

African American Chamber of Commerce

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October 24, 2014

On Friday, October 24th from 8am-10am, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware will host AACCESS. AACCESS is a monthly breakfast that connects small businesses to large opportunities. Attendees will have the chance to learn from a presenter, this month Sugar House Casino, what they look for in a supplier and can immediately put their knowledge to work preparing their business for contract opportunities. Past presenters at this event include Wells Fargo, Verizon and the University of Pennsylvania.

UAC 45th Anniversary Breakfast

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November 21, 2014
To This We Pledge...

On Friday, November 21st from 7:45 to 9:30am at the Hyatt at the Bellevue (200 S.

State Senator Shirley M. Kitchen

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October 21, 2014
Free Flu Shots!

State Senator Shirley M. Kitchen will be offering free flu shot clinics on Tuesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 30th at her office located at 1701 West Lehigh. Residents over 65, young poeple with chronic illnesses, children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years and pregnant women are at higher than normal risk of catching influenza this season. The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone older than 6 months should receive a yearly flu shot before the end of COtover. Partnering with Walgreens and the U.S.