On April 20th, over 60 millennials gathered with Philly Set Go’s endorsed candidates to bring attention to and celebrate the importance of millennial voter turnout for the PA primary –– which is TOMORROW, April 26th.
Attendees had an opportunity to mingle with the endorsed candidates, learn how they could volunteer on Election Day, and got the chance to talk with some special guests. Including the endorsed candidates, special guests also included Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., State Representative Jason Dawkins, and City Commissioner Al Schmidt.
Each of our four endorsed candidates, Ben Waxman, Morgan Cephas, Sean Sullivan, and Jared Solomon embody the millennial driven, ethical, and serious leadership that Philly Set Go was founded to promote and support.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2016
Philadelphia — Philly Set Go, the first millennial PAC in Philadelphia, announces its endorsements of four candidates for state legislature.
Philly Set Go Board Member, Nolan Tully, Reviews Mayor’s Support for Community Schools Per His First Mayoral Budget Address
“What we need [in Philadelphia] is community schools. Schools that are the center of that community’s universe.” That is a quote from then-candidate Jim Kenney, at a 2015 mayoral forum. The Coalition for Community Schools defines a Community school as “both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.” While community schools are hardly new — Randi Weingarten made the concept a central part of her 2008 campaign for President of the American Federation of Teachers, for example — the concept has not gained significant traction in Philadelphia. As Mayor Kenney begins his effort to make good on his campaign promises, it appears that Philadelphia will become the next city to wholeheartedly embrace the community school model.Read more