Roadmap for Growth: Exploring Business Engagement in Philadelphia's Schools

Monday, January 29, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Beyond charitable investment, a growing number of companies are investing in neighborhood schools through time and talent. These public/private partnerships are yielding expert-led school-based models that are expanding throughout Philadelphia.

Hear from Chamber members who are leading the way by implementing financial literacy, professional development, and/or skills-training programs in some of Philadelphia’s most distressed neighborhoods. Learn how you can assess and apply your business’ expertise to meet the needs of local schools and families.

Featured Speaker:
Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, City of Philadelphia

Partner Presentations
Susan A. Segal, Regional Director for Community & Foundation Relations, Lincoln Financial Group with Jenny Bogoni, Executive Director, Read by 4th

Dan Fitzpatrick, President, Citizens Bank PA/NJ/DE/NY with Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, President & CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network

Peter Grollman, Senior Vice-President, External Affairs, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with John R. McConnell, President & Founder, Cristo Rey Philadelphia

Elizabeth Murphy, Vice President, Governmental & External Affairs, PECO Energy Company with Farah Jimenez, President and CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund

Andrew Voudouris, Chief Marketing Office & Co-Founder, Turn5 with Antonio Romero, Community Schools Coordinator, Kensington Health Sciences Academy

Moderated by: Aundrea Cline Thomas, Reporter, NBC 10

This Event is Closed


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