Recent Updates!

Recent Events That PGCS Have Had In The Community

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6/6/19

6/6/19

Yorkship Funday was a great time for all the kids!

5/31/19

5/31/19

Thank you to all the parents that came out to Parents for Great Camden Schools meeting to educate parents on how to build strong parent teams and have their voices heard!! Hosted by Bryan Morton and Mario Perez.

5/10/19

5/10/19

Thank you to all the parents that came out to Parents for Great Camden Schools Mario Perez's Mothers Day Event!! Showing love to all the awesome mother's in the city of Camden that do a great job in raising and nurturing their children for a better future! Miguel's Pharmacy JEVS Human Services Kroc Center - Camden MD Anderson Cancer Center At CooperJennah Brown Yorkship Family School "Saving Grace" Daelight Foundation Center For Family Services

4/26/19

4/26/19

Parents for Great Camden Schools congratulates the Parent Advocate Leaders for their dedication and commitment to ensuring every child in every school receives the best education possible.

They came together from across the city representing every school type to demand one thing: an excellence from everyone of Camden's children.

Thank you for the honor of leading you these past eight weeks. The future is now our present and the gift we will bring is a united voice for transformation for the promise that is our children's future.

Bryan Morton, 
Executive Director 
Parents for Great Camden Schools

4/19/19

4/19/19

Parents for Great Camden SchoolsTook to Trenton for the Board of Education meeting in support of Superintendent Katrina McCombs as she was appointed new Camden schools chief!!!

4/14/19

4/14/19

Saturday 4/14/19 was the first of many community events from Parents for Great Camden Schools on the Parkside Area and throughout the City of Camden!!! The event was hosted by our very own Josie Ocasio!! We want to thank everybody who came out to the event the turnout was amazing, we also want to thank all of our partners in helping making the event a success Camden Big Picture Learning Academy Middle School KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Mastery High School of Camden Fdi Evangelista Batista Catholic Partnership Schools Democracy Prep Public Schools Camden Fire Department Caress Green-Ali Angel Fuentes N'namdee Nelson City of Camden Government Center for Aquatic Sciences Second To None 220 LLCRashaan Hornsby Mancines Liquor We are already planning for next year!! if you would like to support email info@greatcamdenschools.org Bryan MortonShirley Irizarry

4/3/19

4/3/19

Thank you to all the parents that came out to Rhonda Hassan's community meeting!! Parents were interested in becoming more engaged with advocating for their child's education and learned ways they can help in their community. Rhonda will continue to advocate for students in the city of Camden!!!

3/30/19

3/30/19

Thank you to all the parents that came out to Josejosie Ocasio community meeting!! Parents were interested in becoming more engaged with advocating for their child's education and learned ways they can help in their community. This was Jose's 1st meeting and he is ready for his next to continue to advocate for the children in our community!

2/12/19

2/12/19

Shout out to all the students honored today for their efforts to secure their educational aspirations no matter the challenges faced.

On a special note: Go LayLay #Mrs.Tbaby

2/5/19

2/5/19

Thank you to all the parents that came out to Parents for Great Camden Schools Parent Leadership Academy Orientation today and last week! This is the first step in becoming a strong Parent Advocate Leader!

1/22/19

1/22/19

Parents for Great Camden Schools Mario Perez with Philadelphia Eagles Rodney McLeod and his organization CF charities teamed up with Yorkship Family School and OHIP to teach kids the importance of oral hygiene! Mr McLeod and Philadelphia legend DJ Diamond Kuts also gave tips on how to act, behave and study hard in school!

1/14/19

1/14/19

Parents for Great Camden Schools is proud to announce the launch of the second Parent Leadership Academy.

This eight-week interactive program was devised specifically to increase all parent’s ability to become empowered advocates for their child’s learning experience.

Work sessions provide participants with tools to feel more powerful when being involved at schools and to increase parent’s advocacy skills to better support their children’s education career.

The Parent Leadership Academy teaches parents grassroots organizing skills, builds public speaking competence and supports the overall development of change agents for the next generation.

Classes begin in February - The application process is competitive, and slots are filling up fast!

Interested individuals should register at https://www.greatcamdenschools.com/join-our-team

Upon completion of the training program, each cohort member will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation and have an opportunity to join the PGCS team for an eight-week paid internship.

1/4/19

1/4/19

Parents for Great Camden Schools Aretha Turlington at Yorkshire school with "Saving Grace" giving grieving students stuffed animals for the lost of a fellow student in 2nd grade.

 
12/3/18

12/3/18

Parents for Great Camden Schools Aretha Turlington at Cooper's Poynt Family School ribbon cutting ceremony of new playground!!

 
11/21/18

11/21/18

Parents for Great Camden Schools had the pleasure this weekend to team up with Daelight Foundation and Hopeworks Camden. To talk about Suicide prevention and raise awareness at Yorkship Family School Lion Pride.

 
11/19/18

11/19/18

Thank you to all the parents that showed up to Parents for Great Camden Schools House Party Event Hosted by Mrs. Ruby Coleman to talk about parent involvement in their child's education!

 
11/16/18

11/16/18

Parents for Great Camden Schools Josie Ocasio Raising awareness on Anti-bullying in our communities along with Rising Leaders N'namdee Nelson, and CEO from BIGinner Cleous Young!!