BENEFITING: Community Partnership School
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
I volunteered at Community Partnership School for several months, so I know what a special place it is. CPS is an official charity partner of the Philadelphia Marathon; I'm running NYC this year but still wanted to join the fundraising team.
From CPS's website:
Community Partnership School has pioneered an innovative, independent elementary school model that provides students from under-resourced backgrounds in North Central Philadelphia with a top-notch education. From pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, students are prepared to confidently open the doors of opportunity and pave the way for their future success—from admission to the highest performing middle and high schools, through college and beyond.
Community Partnership School by the Numbers
91 – number of students enrolled
10 - hours CPS students spend daily in school and After School Program
7:1 - ratio of students to faculty
$12,000 - approximate cost per student
$11,200 - average financial aid package
66% of adults in CPS neighborhood do not have a high school diploma, and 96% do not have a college degree
Average SAT verbal scores of students attending neighborhood high schools: 300 points (out of 800)
Average neighborhood household income of less than $16,000 a year