February 18, 2019
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
leaders from Pennsylvania's community colleges traveled to Washington D.C.
2020 Community College National Legislative Summit
, organized by the
American Association of Community Colleges
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
, a collaboration between the city and
Business and Accounting Students Prepare Taxes for Free
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
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!