Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Inaugural Waterfront Happy Hour Scheduled for June 18 along Chester Waterfront

What: SIG Combibloc will sponsor the 1st Annual Chester Upland School of the Arts (CUSA) Happy Hour, as part of the Chester Community Outreach project, which will benefit the students of CUSA. Located along the beautiful Chester waterfront, this  exciting event will feature access to the pop-up garden, delicious hors-d'œuvres, an open bar with beer and wine, entertainment, student artist displays, a silent auction and chances for fabulous prizes & awards. 
Who: About SIG Combibloc: SIG Combibloc is a global food and beverage packaging company located in Chester, Pa. SIG believes in uniting the community, compassionate people, and companies into a sustainable partnership that increases educational opportunities all young people deserve. SIG is the organizer of the event. For more information about SIG Combibloc, visit http://www.sig.biz/usa.
About CUSA: The Chester Upland School of the Arts (CUSA) is a public school with over 400 students located in the under-resourced community of Chester, Pa. CUSA’s mission is to improve the community and prepare children for success as individuals and as active, responsible citizens through a marriage between arts, dance, and education. 
Why: CUSA teachers have been inspiring leaders, at times working with no pay, donating materials, and overcoming obstacles each day. One of the school’s major challenges is the lack of a safe outdoor playground for children to play, be physically active, and release surplus-energy and stress. Among many goals, SIG strives to raise $50,000 in order to rebuild CUSA’s playground before classes start in September 2015.
Who should attend/how: Attendance is open to the entire public. Ticket prices are $30 for a single ticket, and $100 for 4 tickets.
To buy tickets or donate, visit https://www.localevelevents.com/events/details/1119. Every single dollar will benefit CUSA. Donations are 100% tax deductible.
When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: The Wharf Waterfront, 2501 Seaport Drive, Chester, Pa.
Media Contact: Nora Wigand

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Documentary about Chester, PA: "Looking Back To Move Forward"

This video is a great new documentary about Chester, PA.

Video was published in May 2015

From the publishers: This is a Documentary focused on the City of Chester PA. In this film, our Crew wanted to concentrate on the Positive aspects of Chester that outsiders may not fully know or understand. Chester is a developing city, trying to revitalize itself and become a thriving success as it once was.

Monday, May 11, 2015

My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Peer Recovery Coaching for Young People

In affiliation with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, Young People In Recovery (YPR) is excited to present a one day introduction to peer recovery coaching for young people.

Join us for a day of exciting collaborations and education for young people interested in supporting peers who have experience with the Juvenile Justice System, with special attention to empower young men of color supporting other young men of color.

When: Saturday May 16th, 2015 from 9am-5PM (Free Lunch!)
Where: Philadelphia Recovery Community Center 1701 W. Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia PA 19132
Register today, space is limited!

Chester Upland School District Get on the Bus Tour

Take a bus tour of Chester Upland to learn more about the schools and careers in education. See flyer for schedule
May 28th, 2015
Chester High School
200 West 9th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Parking available in the rear parking lot
District Packets and Tour Instructions will be pro­vided by the Bus Coordinator
Reserve your seat today,
Contact: Maria McDermott
Office: 856-482-0300 ext. 3247

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chester High School Law Day 2015

Assistant District Attorney Erica Parham and Judge Linda Cartisano

Chester High School wrapped up Law Day events with an annual visit from Assistant District Attorney Erica Parham and Judge Linda Cartisano. They discussed several nationwide current events including the riots in Baltimore, incidents involving law enforcement, and prominent cases in the news. The Law Day theme was Magna Carta. Based on a hypothetical situation, students discussed whether there was evidence sufficient to sustain a conviction and whether there was legally adequate defense to the offenses charged; a very complex case with lots of twist to hold students’ interest in the legal process. Looking forward to next year’s Law Day.