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Kingsessing & Nearby shared Billy Penn's post...

    DA Larry Krasner's first 'listening session' brings out crowds in West Philly
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FYI- Inquiry Charter School's application pro...

FYI- Inquiry Charter School's application process is open until March 10th (it's K4-5th grade). My daughter is in the K4 class there this year and we've been very happy with it. The K4 class is for students that will be 4 and a half years old by Sept. 1st. This K4 option has been great for us because our daughter was really ready for school but just missed the Kind cutoff. Many free preK options are income-based, but not this one. I also like that the K4 class is totally integrated into the rest of the school (shared recess, weekly school-wide meetings, before/after care). As a charter, it is a free public school accepting students from all over Philly. It is located right near the Please Touch Museum. They have a low cost before and afterschool program that is optional, but ideal for working parents. The school promotes their values: Curiosity, Generosity, and Growth. If you or someone you know is looking for a school - especially for K4 (preK) or Kindergarten, I would recommend checking them out. The application is simply a form on their website: http://www.belmontcharternetwork.org/ics/

    Inquiry Charter School | Belmont Charter Network
    At Inquiry, we believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn. Our methods encourage creativity, support problem solving, and produce life-long learners. We emphasize individual and exploratory learning with visits to such places as Fairmount Park and the Barnes Foundation as well as unique on-campus experiences.

19 hours ago



    2048 S 57TH ST Issued February 20, 2018 Comment

19 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a l...

    1921 Tulsa Race Riot curriculum to be taught statewide
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Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a p...

    Citizens Planning Institute - Spring 2018 CPI Application
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Kingsessing & Nearby shared Visit Gay Philly'...

    15 Wonderful Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week
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Kingsessing & Nearby shared Darby Creek Valle...

Little out of our 'hood, but could be of interest to gardeners!

    DCVA Rain Garden Work Shop

28 hours ago

Originally from Liberia, the two sisters behi...

Originally from Liberia, the two sisters behind Nafisa's Kitchen have been working with the Welcoming Center's Global Enterprise Hub since 2017. Our team has been helping them with their business strategy development, use of technology (point of sales system and digital marketing), as well as help with accessing grants to improve their business. In November 2017, they moved from their home kitchen to establishing a restaurant on 5629 Chester Ave. This Sunday, Feb 25 at 2 p.m., Nafisa's Kitchen will be hosting Eat Up The Borders, one of the winning teams from our Young Entrepreneur Leadership Network (#YELN) program. Tickets are on sale now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-up-the-borders-nafisas-kitchen-tickets-42958754792 #SmallBusiness #Entrepreneurship #Philadelphia #Philly

    Eat Up The Borders: Nafisa's Kitchen
    Eat Up The Borders would like to invite you to an afternoon of learning new culture, language and food with Nafisa's Kitchen! Nafisa's Kitchen is a west African restaurant that was founded by two sisters, Nafisa and Fatmatta. Both sisters wanted to bring their world to others after hearing how people loved their food from catering events.

32 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Pla...

Dontae Privette is doing this:

    A thoughtful approach to recess improves children's physical health and social and emotional learning. Learn more at playworks.org.

32 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared an ...

    Tour: Octavius Catto & Abolitionists
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32 hours ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared The Barnes Founda...

    PECO Free First Sunday Family Day
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33 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Com...

    Free Expungement Clinic
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33 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a P...

    Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
    Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 3,331 likes · 39 talking about this · 44 were here. CSF Philadelphia provides scholarships to low-income Philadelphia families...

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Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Fri...

    $5 million grant to expand job-training programs for unemployed West Philadelphians
    The University City District (UCD), the University City Science Center and Drexel University have been awarded a $5 million grant from the Lenfest Foundation to expand programs that train and place unemployed West Philadelphia residents in jobs, including UCD's nationally-acclaimed job training prog

34 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a l...

    Black Panther is one of the most important cultural moments in American history
    As you all already know, Black Panther set all types of records this past weekend, not just for Black films, and Black directors, and Black casts, and Black film crews...not just for all superhero films (although it did break several records for every superhero movie ever made), but Black Panther actually set several records for any film ever made.

43 hours ago

  • Places and Ways to Read

    Mrs. Ponzo is asking for $344.32:
    My students need whisper phones and quiet places, like teepees, to read books.
    Mitchell Elementary School Comment

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Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a l...

    Abandoned in space in 1967, a U.S. satellite started transmitting again in 2013
    After learning that a satellite that's been silent for decades has suddenly started sending out new signals you may, of course, suspect that the device has been hijacked by aliens now trying to communicate with Earth. Perhaps they're warning us that they are planning an invasion!

45 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Abb...

    Philadelphia City Scholarship Program application | Mayor's Office of Education
    The Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards approximately 50 college scholarships to high school seniors each year. Scholarship awards are $1,000 for each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited, four-year bachelor degree programs. This document includes eligibility information, instructions, and an application form.


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