Millennials have been responsible for much of Philadelphia’s recent population growth. Tonight, Next City will hold a discussion on how the city can be improved for those already living here, while encouraging others to take up residence in the city.
The panel discussion is called “Making Philadelphia Family Friendly” and it is the first in a three-part series on topics chosen to help enhance Philadelphia’s future. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Moore College of Art & Design auditorium, 1916 Race St. An RSVP is required to attend.
The Notebook has hired a new development director, Lauren Wiley.
Wiley’s responsibilities will include membership recruitment and management, as well as sponsorship and major donor solicitation. She will also manage special events, including the Notebook’s annual Turning the Page for Change celebration.
Wiley has more than 10 years of experience in fundraising, donor cultivation and management, and event planning. In her previous job, she was the first-ever development director at Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute, a professional laboratory science organization. While there, she instituted an event sponsorship program, secured new government grants, and began the first-ever recruitment of corporate sponsors for the institute’s conferences and educational seminars.
Philadelphia Futures has reached a milestone in its mission to prepare students for college. This year marks the 25th anniversary edition of Step Up to College: Philadelphia’s Guide to the College Preparation, Application, Admissions & Financial Aid Processes.
Since 1989 Philadelphia Futures has annually published this resource, providing it free of charge to thousands of students throughout the city in efforts to help remove any barriers to postsecondary success.
The annual Philadelphia High School Fair starts today at the Armory at Drexel University on North 33rd Street, between Market and Cuthbert Streets.
Thousands of students and their parents are expected to visit the expo, which is presented by Great Philly Schools, in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. The fair is designed for 7th and 8th graders, as well as high school students looking to transfer schools.
The annual Philadelphia High School Fair will be held Friday and Saturday (Oct. 17 and 18) at the Armory at Drexel University on North 33rd Street, between Market and Cuthbert Streets.
More than 100 high schools from across the city will have booths that families, students, and caregivers can go to for information about school programs, extracurricular activities, admissions criteria, and how to apply.