One Community. One Family. One Team.
We a new generation of Philadelphia students who are choosing a different and more sustainable path through college: one that dismisses the blind race towards four-year institutions and instead leverages the democratic nature of community college as a catalyst to a future of greater opportunity. Armed with a college degree, burdened with minimal debt, and empowered as successful college students, we will enter society ready for the workforce or to further our education. More importantly, we will be ready to contribute as leaders, citizens, and college graduates in our city and our communities.
"What excites me most about being a part of the Philly College Team is being able to connect with the other students in the program. I think that it can sometimes be difficult to make friends, especially at a commuter school. But being a part of Philly College Team, you get to meet people from different backgrounds and with different interests. I’m looking forward to working with PCT during the rest of my time at CCP!"
PCT's "agenda focuses strictly on making sure that I stay in school and graduate. PCT is geared to assist students in building relationships and networks with other professionals, students, and faculty. In addition, since I am in Philly College Team, I have had the great opportunity to work with college graduates who have helped guide me towards my achievements."
"The team has taught us a lot of stuff that we would have had to find out on our own. At one meeting, we talked a bunch about how college classes work, how to turn in assignments, and how to talk to professors. I feel like this program is a reliable place for me to get help. Because of PCT, I feel ready for what’s to come."
"The Philly College Team helps with anything you can think a college student would need...This program also puts students in connections with other like-minded scholars, helping you make friends and connections more easily than if you were on your own. [It] all around helps facilitate the most positive college experience possible."
"To know that someone is there seeing all that I am going through and is willing to take time out of their own life to help me is more than just exciting. It gives me the confidence to know that what I am doing is the right path to my future and I just need to keep pushing...College is the time for one to get the most out of their life and enjoy their education. I know that Philly College Team is on my side the entire time."