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PhillyGoes2College Top of the Class Parade

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June 6, 2013
Come Celebrate Philadelphia’s Best and Brightest High School Graduates!

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the PhillyGoes2College office will host the second annual Top of the Class Parade on Thursday, June 6, 2013.  This march down Broad Street is in recognition of Philadelphia’s outstanding high school graduates.

PhillyGoes2College, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Education, aims to motivate more youth and adults to pursue and complete college. They serve as a resource center providing programs and financial support to get Philadelphia residents the help they need to go college.

Eastern University Education Forum

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May 30, 2013
A great discussion on youth and social media!

 On Thursday, May 30th, Eastern University’s Urban Studies Department will be holding an educational forum entitled “The Handwriting on the Wall: The Pros and Cons of Social Media Use Among Teens.”  

Presenter Ron Tinsley, adjunct instructor for Eastern University, will discuss social media and its effects on young adults. Tinsley will focus on how young adults communicate with each other in the digital community without any restrictions. This forum will also look at the dangers of social media and the increasing instances of cyber bullying.

Employers Needed for Summer WorkReady

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May 15, 2013
Find out how to become a UAC summer worksite!

Fun, Safe Philly Summer Kickoff

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May 21, 2013
Learn about all the summer programs Philadelphia has to offer your child!

As a part of Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Have a Fun, Safe Philly Summer initiative, the second annual Summer Kickoff will be held on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013.

The Summer Kickoff is a way for kids and parents to find out about all the summer programs Philadelphia has to offer. Activities include a chess tournament, art activities, Zumba, a basketball clinic, Rita’s Water Ice and many more! In addition, high school students have an opportunity to get college prep information.

9th Annual Community Day

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May 18, 2013
Come out and bring the whole family!

 

Wall Ball 2013

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May 23, 2013
Price: 
$200.00
Come celebrate art in an enchanting evening full of music, special guests, and more!

On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013, Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program will be hosting their ninth annual Wall Ball Fundraiser. This event will feature live entertainment, silent auctions, and art-making with special guest Julius “Dr. J” Erving!

Mural Arts is a unique non-profit organization that unities artists with communities to transform neighborhoods into a work of art through the mural-making process.  They offer a wide variety of educational programs for people throughout the City of Philadelphia.

X-Offenders for Community Empowerment Forum

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May 15, 2013
Join in on the conversation with XCE!

Our program partner X-Offenders for Community Empowerment (XCE) is having a forum on the upcoming May 2013 Primaries on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013. This will be an important conversation especially for people who have been formerly incarcerated and convicted.

XCE’s mission is to empower formerly convicted people to become agents of change in helping the community address important issues threatening a healthy family and community life. They aim to reduce recidivism by providing educational services as well as by advocating for issues that affect those who have been incarcerated.

Free Workshop on Neighborhood Planning

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May 14, 2013
Interested in revitalizing your neighborhood? Come find out how!

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation will be hosting “Introduction to Neighborhood Planning,” a free workshop about the planning process of revamping a neighborhood! Topics covered will include: what to do before you plan, choosing the right consultants, and how to get from planning to implementation. If your neighborhood is considering creating a revitalization plan this is the workshop for you!

UAC Gets Fit!

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May 10, 2013
UAC is ready to shed a few pounds!