It has been a dizzying four weeks since the College first closed due to the spread of COVID-19. In that time, we have all had to make significant adjustments. Some of us are working from home for the first time, juggling daily online meetings and conference calls. Many of us were part of the College’s gargantuan effort to move nearly 1,500 course sections to remote instruction in a two-week span. You may now be teaching or learning online for the first time.
Shannon McLaughlin Rooney
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
The Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership wants to talk Census! This week, their spotlight shines on Philly Counts for a virtual volunteer opportunity.
PSECU, the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, has launched a free, online finance learning center, in English and Spanish, that is accessible to everyone. You can select from 35 topics, including managing debt, saving for retirement and creating a budget. Your local PSECU manager, Jasmine Campbell, is available to answer your questions via scheduled calls and Zoom meetings!
Are you interested in helping our students directly during this global crisis? Support the emergency fund here.
The Division of Student Development invites students, staff and faculty to the #CCPpride contest launching on April 14!
We want to see how our #CCPLions are showing their #CCPpride off campus, rocking spirit gear on Tuesdays, or helping in the community throughout the week. Tag your photos on social media with #CCPpride and each week, we’ll randomly select a student photo to win a $50 Amazon gift card. We’re always proud of you, but now more than ever. Full contest rules are available here.
Please follow the College on social media through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. We will also continue providing College updates and Coronavirus FAQs to keep you informed on the latest developments.
Important Dates and Reminders
The interruption to the spring semester has also affected the early summer session start date. Courses for Summer I will now begin on May 18.
Takes from HR
Parents! Experiment with these fun, daily learning projects for kids in Pre-K through ninth grade.
Need mental wellness assistance? Visit the College’s provider, Carebridge. Use access code KJC7Y.
Are you having a hard time affording groceries? Low-income college students who meet certain eligibility rules might be eligible for SNAP. See if you meet the guidelines and apply, or call 215.430.0556. If you need further assistance, email the College’s Single Stop office or contact us through CCP Cares.
International Festival Contest
Although this year’s International Festival is cancelled, Dave Prejsnar and Marianne Mielke are still accepting submissions for the corresponding essay contest. Interested students may submit an essay/poem or a prose piece directly with the email subject line “International Festival Contest.” The deadline is April 15. The theme of this year's festival was going to be "global/local intersection," and while we welcome any works on this topic, we are open to any submissions, including thoughts and reflections on the present Corona pandemic.
The Academic Advisors at CCP are here to support you. We have a number of options in place to ensure full access to academic advising. We stand ready to meet with you by telephone, email or through Zoom. If you need to meet with an advisor, please start with Meet Your Advisor On Zoom!
Hot Jobs Alert Session with Apple!
Are you interested in working for Apple? Our Career Connections department is excited to announce a partnership to help recruit CCP students for great positions in their retail family.
Apple will be hosting a virtual information session on April 16 from 2-2:45 p.m., covering what it’s like to work at Apple retail, scheduling options, and Apple's world-class benefits! We would love to help you prepare for this opportunity and register for the Zoom session with Apple.
To register for this event:
- Log into your MyCCP
- Select the Student tab
- In the left-hand menu, click Career Connections, then click Career Connections Employment Hub
- Select the Events tab to locate the Apple event
You will find the most up-to-date information about the College’s programs or course requirements in the 2020−2021 College Catalog.
Virtual Student Resource Center
Visit the College’s Virtual Student Resource Center to access the assistance that you need, with updated information about the bookstore and PA Government Services!
Immediate needs can be addressed through CCP Cares.
In the News
Learn how Behavioral Health and Human Services student Kendall Stephens became a dedicated community activist.
Members of the men’s basketball team have been recognized with All-Conference honors.
Spring Garden Records
Spring Garden Records artist, Arthur Thomas and the Funkitorium, deliver a mix of vintage 70s sound with hip-hop. They have performed across Philadelphia and were the winners of PHL Live’s Summer Stage 2019. Check out a live performance of their single, “How You Like Me Now;” watch the music video; and read about the single’s release.
Band member Norman Green, aka DJ Ndot, also produced the track. Working behind the scenes in music for years, he is now a student in the College’s Sound Recording and Music Technology (SRMT) program. With a projected graduation date of next spring, Green plans on launching his own label and production company.
“Build a team and get a mentor. And if you live in Philly, hands down CCP houses the best program for us because it’s ran by people who are just like us,” said Green.
Social Distancing 101
Lifestyles of the Faculty and Staff
Thrills from Home
Searching for variety? Fun and educational resources for kids, as well as parents, with a local flair.
Do you have pets? Does life in quarantine with them feel a bit like a zoo? Take a moment together and watch the pets of Philadelphia.
Check out our recent additions to your most asked questions.
Just for Fun
Join the Office of Student Engagement on April 16 at 11 a.m. for Part II of Hair Care Basics with extensions/braids. Students can chat with salon owner and stylist Ms. Shetorra Nichols with Splurge Salon for tips and tricks on “feeling yourself” during quarantine. To join, visit: https://ccp.zoom.us/j/403810489.
You’re not lazy, self-isolation is utterly exhausting! For those who are able to resume their work from home, we mustn’t run to establish quarantine as a time of particular or quantifiable accomplishment. There’s a lot to absorb. This isn’t normal. Be patient with yourself, and be proud!