2 hours ago

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.
    http://www.belmontcharternetwork.org

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19 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a l...

    1921 Tulsa Race Riot curriculum to be taught statewide
    OKLAHOMA CITY- Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today joined State Senator Kevin Matthews (D-Tulsa) at Oklahoma City's Douglass High School to announce the completion of education curriculum about the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot that will be taught statewide.
    https://www.kjrh.com

19 hours ago

19 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a p...

    Citizens Planning Institute - Spring 2018 CPI Application
    How do I apply? What is Citizens Planning Institute? What is planning? Who is the CPI course for? What will I take away from the experience? What do Citizen Planners do? Who are the instructors? Who are we?
    http://citizensplanninginstitute.org

26 hours ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Visit Gay Philly'...

    15 Wonderful Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week
    Reading Terminal Market | Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia Last call for Dilworth Park Wintergarden, beer festivals, Reading Terminal Market's 125th birthday celebrations and more... The short week (due to the Presidents' Day holiday) kicks into high gear right away with fun wintertime attractions, cool performances, beer festivals and so much more.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

26 hours ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Darby Creek Valle...

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

    DCVA Rain Garden Work Shop
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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.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

32 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Pla...

Dontae Privette is doing this:

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

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared an ...

    Tour: Octavius Catto & Abolitionists
    Octavius Catto & Abolitionists This tour will feature a look at the Library Company exhibition, #GiltyPleasures, and a special collection review, with...
    https://www.facebook.com

32 hours ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared The Barnes Founda...

    PECO Free First Sunday Family Day
    Our popular PECO Free First Sunday has just expanded to include Family Day! Every first Sunday of the month, we're bringing on all the performances and...
    https://www.facebook.com

32 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Com...

    Free Expungement Clinic
    Learn about your employment rights with criminal records. Volunteers will be available to help you understand your criminal record. If you have a...
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32 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...
    https://www.facebook.com

32 hours ago

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
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

33 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.
    https://medium.com

44 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.
    https://beta.phila.gov

45 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a l...

    Stream the "Complete" John Coltrane Playlist: A 94-Hour Journey Through 700+ Transformative Tracks
    Zack Graham at GQ did not recommend Giant Steps nor A Love Supreme nor Blue Train nor My Favorite Things as the most important album in the artist's career, but a record most casual jazz fans may never encounter, and which even the hardest-core Coltrane fans never heard in his lifetime.
    http://www.openculture.com

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