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Recent Events That PGCS Have Had In The Community

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9/14/19

9/14/19

Parents for Great Camden Schools had a great time at PBCIP *10th* Annual Haddon Avenue Street Festival! thank you to all the parents that came out and stopped at our table!!

9/6/19

9/6/19

Parents for Great Camden Schools Parent Advocate Leaders took a trip to Trenton on Wednesday to testify to board members at the State Board of Education Meeting. Here is a testimony from our own Desmond Benson ......

“My name is Desmond Benson, Parent Advocate Leader and Camden NJ resident. I come to you this evening with the concerns. that funds are being cut from Camden City School District’s transportation services. For the last four years, advocates, parents and even board members themselves have been fighting to have transportation for all students in the city of Camden.Once again we have to take a stand and think about our students first. Thinking about our students safety walking to and from school each day. Thinking about the students traveling each day in the climates of bad weather. I'm here today advocating for CCSD and Superintendent McCombs that our district receives all the funding she is asking for our Camden Schools so our district is able to run a successful school year in support of all CCSD students. We all know that many families will be affected if funding that our Superintendent is requesting for are not approved. State board member please help me and many other parents by advocating on all our behalf”. Thank You.

8/31/19

8/31/19

Thank you to all the Families that came out to Parents for Great Camden Schools Final "Pop-Up Book bag Giveaway & Clean Up" this past Saturday it was a great time! (Hit that Follow button on Parents for Great Camden Schools page and let us know in the comments below what type of events you would like to see in our community!)

8/24/19

8/24/19

Thank you to all the families that came out to Parents for Great Camden Schools "Pop-Up Book Bag Giveaway and Clean Up" event we had a great turn out kids had a great time cleaned up and got free book bags and school supplies. Also be sure to follow for updates on future PGCS events! (Let us know what kind of events you would like to see in the future in the comments below!) Thank you to the sponsors that came out to support!

8/23/19

8/23/19

Thank you to all the families that came out to Parents for Great Camden Schools Jennifer Perez'Benson "Camden Cultural Extravaganza" Event The little bit of rain did not stop the fun and it was a great time for all. Also be sure to follow for updates on future PGCS events! (Let us know what kind of events you would like to see in the future in the comments below!) thanks you to the sponsors that came out to support!

8/21/19

8/21/19

Thank you to all the parents that showed up at Parents for Great Camden Schools Michelle C Villegas Rhonda Hassan "Rock The Block Party "Yesterday it was a great time! (be sure to follow Parents for Great Camden Schools for more upcoming PGCS events!) Also thank you to all the sponsors that came out in support

8/17/19

8/17/19

Thank you to all the parents that showed up at Parents for Great Camden Schools "Pop-Up BookBag Giveaway & CleanUp " on Saturday it was a great time! (be sure to follow Parents for Great Camden Schools for more upcoming PGCS events!)

7/30/19

7/30/19

Thank you to all the families that showed up to Parents for Great Camden Schools Fun in the Sun Event Hosted by our very own Punkin Pye and Adaia Ingram it was an awesome time and its just the beginning! Also thank you to all of our partners in this event you guys are amazing!

7/10/19

7/10/19

PALs hit the ground running by meeting with @Travis Dempsey of Kipp Whittier Middle School to launch a Parent Advisory Council at KWMS for the 2019-2020 school year! Looking forward to our launch party and engagement with Kipp families!

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!!