Mark your calendars! Classes resume for School District of Philadelphia students on September 3 this year! And that’s not the only exciting thing happening this month. Check out these fun and free events at Community Schools and throughout the city during the month of September.
Throughout the month
What: Alain Locke School’s pop-up pantry
When: Every Tuesday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Alain Locke School, 4550 Haverford Ave., 19104
Stop by the Alain Locke pop-up pantry on Tuesdays for free, healthy groceries! This pantry is run by the People’s Emergency Center and features perishable and nonperishable food. Drexel’s Eat Right Philly program also hosts cooking demonstrations between 2 and 4 p.m..
What: Fresh For All Wednesdays at Dobbins CTE High School
When: Every Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Murrell Dobbins High School , 2150 W Lehigh Ave., 19132
Pick up free and fresh fruits and vegetables. This weekly produce stand is operated by Philabundance and held in front of the school, weather permitting.
What: FAWN Food Pantry at Tilden Middle School
When: Every Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: William Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave., 19142
Stop by Tilden for free and healthy groceries! The FAWN Food Pantry is run by the People’s Emergency Center. Stop by and pick up food items including bread and canned goods.
What: Get Fit Saturdays at Murrell Dobbins CTE High School
When: Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave., 19132
Starting on September 21, come out to Dobbins on Saturdays for healthy activities for the whole family. This weekly fitness and fun event includes tai chi, yoga, youth basketball, babysitter certification, and more!
What: Sign up to volunteer with the Philly Reading Coaches
When: All month long
Where: Citywide! See site map below.
Philly Reading Coaches is looking for volunteers to be part of its afterschool reading program starting in October! Sessions are one hour long, once a week at sites across the city – check out this map for locations. Volunteer Reading Coaches will be trained to work one-on-one with a K-3rd grade student, engaging in child-guided reading sessions that boost confidence and encourage a love of reading.
What: Enroll in adult education classes at Community Schools
When: Various dates throughout the month
Where: Note – please call ahead to enroll and register for an intake session. Phone numbers are listed on our blog.
- F.S. Edmonds, 6601 Elmwood Ave., 19142
- George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Ave., 19116
- South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S Broad St., 19148
- Southwark School, 1835 S 9th St., 19148
- Tilden Middle School, 6601 Elmwood Ave., 19142
- Kensington Health Sciences Academy, 2463 Emerald St., 19125
- William Cramp School, 3449 N Mascher St., 19140
- Edward Gideon School, 2817 W Glenwood Ave., 19121
- Murrell Dobbins CTE High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave., 19132
Enrollment is underway for free adult education classes in nine of the City’s Community Schools! Classes begin in September. Classes include: Adult Basic Education (ABE) – reading, writing, and math, and English as a Second Language (ESL). To enroll residents must be 16 or older, and attend an intake session.
Learn more and enroll today.
What: SHARE Produce Stand at F.S. Edmonds
When: Every Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: F.S. Edmonds Elementary School, 8025 Thouron Ave., 19150
Stop by and shop for fruits and vegetables at this affordable farm stand provided by the Share Food Program. Cash, credit, and EBT/SNAP benefits are accepted.
Save the date
What: First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year
When: Tuesday, September 3
Where: School District of Philadelphia schools
Get ready to #RingTheBellPHL! The start of the 2019-2020 school year begins on Tuesday, September 3. Be sure to follow the School District of Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office of Education on Twitter for school news and alerts throughout the year.
What: Second Saturday at Kensington Health Sciences Academy
When: Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kensington Health Sciences Academy, 2463 Emerald Ave., 19125
Stop by KHSA for the first Second Saturday of the year! Learn about health and safety resources. This event will also include free exercise demos, and much more!
What: Community Baby Shower at South Philadelphia High School
When: Saturday, September 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., 19148
Join Bethanna and the Mayor’s Office of Education for a free Community Baby Shower and Early Childhood Expo. This event is open to all families and will include baby and toddler essentials giveaways, workshops, books, a resource fair, and a kids zone.