In early December teacher-turned-talk show host Dom Giordano visited Community Partnership School to meet with Eric Jones for an inside look at our unique education model. Dom was so inspired by the good work going on at Community Partnership School that he talked about CPS towards the end of his segment on Inside Story on channel 6 AND he highlighted CPS as his ‘feel good story of the year’ in the Philly.com article ‘Looking at us in the review mirror.’ In the article Dom shares,
“The feel-good story of the year that I haven’t written yet involved my visit to the Community Partnership School, in North Philly. This school is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, independent elementary school giving kids a top-notch education, near Norris Street in one of the five most-distressed ZIP codes in America.
The poverty level in the 19121 ZIP code is 79.9 percent higher than the Philadelphia average and 323 percent greater than the Pennsylvania average. Yet they routinely educate kids so well that they are accepted at places like Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, The Haverford School and many other prominent middle schools. On my visit, I saw very engaged students, volunteers and teachers. For more information about the school and to consider donating or volunteering go to www.cpsphilly.org.”
We encourage the entire CPS community to tune into Dom’s radio show on WPHT 1210-AM weekdays from 9AM to 12 noon.
Stay tuned for Dom’s future article about CPS!