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Amber's NYC Marathon for Community Partnership School

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BENEFITING: Community Partnership School

EVENT: 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014

Amber Gay


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

Neighborhood Demographics

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




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