February 18, 2019
Volume 2 | Issue 7
Your Weekly Commission Update
Community colleges play an important role in educating and training current and future generations of workers,
´╗┐in addition to providing affordable and responsive higher education to thousands of Pennsylvanians every year.
Community College Leaders Discuss National Priorities
Recently, leaders from Pennsylvania's community colleges traveled to Washington D.C. for the 2020 Community College National Legislative Summit, organized by the American Association of Community Colleges and Association of Community College Trustees. Among other things, leaders requested investment in Pell Grants and support of the Higher Education Act.
Students Tackle Opioid Crisis at "Ground Zero" in Philadelphia
Nursing students at  Community College of Philadelphia are facing Philadelphia's opioid crisis head-on, spending time at "ground zero" of the city's opioid crisis as part of a six-week community rotation. Students dress wounds and do blood pressure screening at the Kensington Storefront run by Porch Light, a collaboration between the city and Mural Arts
Business and Accounting Students Prepare Taxes for Free
Seventeen Montgomery County Community College students enrolled in various business and accounting programs are helping their fellow students with preparing, reviewing and filing their 2019 taxes. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the Campaign for Working Families, taxes are being prepared now through April 9. 
Birthdays & Milestones
We Wish You A Very Happy Birthday!
Our Birthday column is currently on hiatus and will return in the Tuesday, February 25 e-newsletter. Until then, we wish all you mid-February babies a very happy Birthday.

Thank you for understanding!