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The Fight to Keep University City HS Together

The Fight to Keep University City HS Together

During the month of January, University City HIgh School students and staff worked with community stakeholders, including the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, to develop a concise list of alternatives to the plan the School District proposed at the end of last year.  These recommendations have been posted on the District’s websites … Continue reading

Penn Presbyterian Interns

Penn Presbyterian Interns

After a fall of recruitment and paperwork, our PYN WorkReady Interns have been placed and now working at sites around the city. This year, we are excited to have a new partnership with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Monique G., Vakeisha L., Lynnae M. & Teonna P. are our four interns who have been placed and … Continue reading

Stay UNI-fied!

Stay UNI-fied!

Glen Casey and Matt Gilliam, seniors in University City High School, are captured here waiting to speak at the Philadelphia School District’s School Reform Commission Meeting on December 20, 2012.  Four our students spoke before the SRC panel:  Russell Davis (Class of 2015), Matt Gilliam (Class of 2013), Evynn Pendergrass (Class of 2014), and Christian … Continue reading

Leaders of Change Talk Back to Save University City

Leaders of Change Talk Back to Save University City

On December 15, 2012, fourteen University City High School students traveled to South Philly High to speak with School District of Philadelphia representatives. With passion, our students reminded District officials of UCHS’s achievements and promise of future success. Read more about this event, and the conversation Matt Gilliam (Class of 2013, Leaders of Change 2012) … Continue reading

Tomorrow: LoC Breaking Barriers Presentation

Tomorrow: LoC Breaking Barriers Presentation

Tomorrow our Leaders of Change Interns will be presenting the final results to their research on the barriers to college access! The information about the presentation is below. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! What:           LoC Breaking Barriers Presentation When:          August 8, 2012 Time:         … Continue reading

Glen Casey’s Week 4 Reflection

Glen Casey’s Week 4 Reflection

In this interview Mr.Uthman and Adam asked me questions about my experiences with LOC and how it had an impact on me.  I describes my experiences as fun and hard working.  My interviewer asked me questions about us passing out our surveys, the places we went to and how it worked out as a team. … Continue reading

Adam Diggs’ Week 4 Reflection

Adam Diggs’ Week 4 Reflection

    My experience with this program was a time to remember. Seeing people step out of their comfort zone to participate with other teammates and witnessing all of us developing better communication skills as each day go on. This program has gotten a lot of people ready for the “Real Work World”. This program has helped … Continue reading

Jareia Keith’s Week 3 Reflection

Jareia Keith’s Week 3 Reflection

During the past week we have had some exciting visitors known as Quantum Learning. It was so much fun! I would love it if they could came back one more time. My first day spending time with Quantum Learning was good. I experience a lot of things that I didn’t know about before they came. … Continue reading