Spring Garden: CCP Lockdown After Gun Seen on Campus

Spring Garden: CCP Lockdown After Gun Seen on Campus

The Community College of Philadelphia campus on Spring Garden Street was put on lockdown Tuesday morning after reports of a gunman on the loose. Philadelphia Police officers, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, responded to a student’s report of a man who had threatened him with a gun on campus. Three blocks […]

 

Fairmount: Single Stop Helps Community College Students

Single Stop opened its doors to the students of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) last October. The program is a partnership between CCP and Single Stop USA, a nonprofit organization based in New York. It provides CCP students with a variety of resources regarding federal financial issues, such as tax preparation, government benefit screening […]

 By Jenny Hong and Nicole Sattler

Olney: Computer Operator to Poet

Olney: Computer Operator to Poet

In the Greater Olney Branch Library, Veronica Henson, who is in her mid-60s, sat near a wooden oak table reading Maya Angelou’s “Even the Stars Look Lonesome.” Henson graduated, with an associate’s degree in computer science, from the Community College of Philadelphia in 1983. She worked at Insurance Data Processing for 14 years as a […]

 By Nick Vadala and Sarah Schu

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Fairmount: Nonprofit Technology Resources Educates Willing

Nonprofit Technology Resources’ headquarters on Brandywine Street in Fairmount is located in a modest building with a small storefront sign reading “NTR Computer Thrift Store.” Farther down along the building’s brick façade are arched and rectangular cutouts that have been replaced with art installations of meticulously arranged motherboards, floppy disks, computer mice and other assorted […]