Philadelphia Reveals 1st Community Schools Bringing Education & Services Together

Philadelphia city leaders announced Monday morning the first neighborhood schools chosen to be part of the community schools initiative.

Mayor Jim Kenney, City Council President Darrell Clarke, Philadelphia School District superintendent Will Hite Jr. and others made the announcement around 10 a.m. in City Hall.

The community schools will combine education with community-wide services -- everything from medical services to job training.

Here's the list of the first nine comunnity schools, spread throughout the city:

  • Dobbins High
  • Edmonds Elementary
  • Gideon Elementary
  • Kensington Health Sciences Academy
  • Logan Elementary
  • Southwark Elementary
  • South Philadelphia High
  • Tilden Middle
  • William Cramp Elementary

The city plans to spend $40 million over the next five years to transform 25 existing public schools.

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