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Strategic Plan Fall 2019 Update - External and Internal Community Relations

Develop and communicate an enhanced College brand identity – CCP Pride – that all members of the College community, serving as College ambassadors, can clearly articulate and that focuses on achievement of student goals and respect and collaboration among faculty, staff and administrators. 

Strategic Plan Fall 2019 Update

  • The College hired a new VP for Marketing & Communications (VPMC) effective August 2019. The VPMC will provide leadership for brand identity.
  • The College went through a process to identify and launch a new mascot.

Strengthen the relationship between the College and the City's pre-K to 16 communities to improve access to education and completion rates throughout the educational pipeline by creating responsive programs and partnerships.

Strategic Plan Fall 2019 Update

  • A College administrator co-chairs the City’s Running Start Committee which supports the City’s 0 to 5 early learning plan.
  • The College partners with 1199C on the Philadelphia Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program which now includes 36 apprentices at over 20 different employers, all scheduled to complete their associate degrees by December 2019.
  • The College continues to support adopted K-8 school, Spring Garden, and has adopted a second K-8 school, Laura Wheeler Waring School.
  • The College partners with Junior Achievement and the SDP to have 3rd grade students visit the College. Including the 600 students for 2018-2019, the College has now hosted 1500 3rd graders.
  • The College partners with 1199C, Drexel University, The SDP and the Philadelphia Academies, Inc for the STEAM/New Faces program to expose minority students to STEM and health care careers.
  • The College partners with Goodwill Industries, SDP and Drexel University to help adult students interested in completing a high school diploma.
  • The College worked with SDP to develop city-specific articulations. Philadelphia students who complete high school programs/certificates can get between 3 and 8 college credits upon enrolling in the College.
  • Spring 2018 dual enrollment increased 138% (n=658) from Spring 2016 (n=277), primarily because of the Early Scholars program.
  • The Summer ACE program 2018 had 365 students with 81% getting a C or better
  • 60/63 students (95%) in the new Advanced Senior Year program were retained from fall 2018 to Spring 2019.
  • The Gateway to College program graduated its largest class to date, 35 students.
  • Parkway Center City Middle College started the third cohort. 148 students were selected from 3200 applicants. 97% of the students completed their first college course with a C or better.
  • Two students were awarded the Maggie Hawkins-Powell Community Service Transfer Scholarship to facilitate transfer to a 4-year institution for students committed to community service.
  • The College has new transfer agreements with the University of the Sciences

Strategic Plan Fall 2018 Update

  • The College has 31 dual enrollment partners.
  • Dual admissions agreements with colleges and universities increased from 12 (2016-2017) to 16.
  • Programs include:
    • Parkway Center City Middle College started 2017 with 121 students. College course pass rate was 100%. 92 other Parkway students participated in dual enrollment. Combined, the success rate was 95% for the academic year. Cohort 2 started summer 2018 with140 students. All students passed their summer college course. 
    • Early Scholars Program (funded fall 2016-spring 2018) 842 students took a total of 1563 courses, with an 85% completion rate and an 88% pass rate.
    • Steps to Success program (with Junior Achievement) for 300 3rd graders since 2016-2017, for a total of 900 students.
    • Adopted School for 2018-2019 - Spring Garden School (K-8)


Expand partnerships with community organizations integrating the resources of the City into courses and programs that bolster students' abilities to master the College's core competencies.

Strategic Plan Fall 2019 Update

  • The Institute for Community Engagement & Civic Leadership (The Institute) was started in 2015-2016. The Institute for 2018-2019 reported:
    • 175 active community partners;
    • 675 students enrolled in community engagement/service learning courses;
    • 20 College departments engaged with community partners;
    • More than 10,000 student volunteer hours
  • The College’s partnerships with voter engagement organizations led to CCP Votes, an initiative that resulted in 400 new voter registrations

Strategic Plan Fall 2018 Update

  • The Institute for Community Engagement & Civic Leadership started in 2015-2016. Community partners increased from 30 to 43. Partners include: Valley Youth House, Achieving Independence Center, Covenant House, Campus Philly, and Philadelphia Fight.