Who are we?

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Formed in June 2010, the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) aims to bring our vibrant community and all of its resources into our local neighborhood public schools. Anyone, regardless of parental status or age of children, is welcome. Our current focus is Henry C. Lea Elementary. WPCNS is a diverse group. Many, but […]

Our Focus: Lea Elementary

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WPCNS is focusing its efforts on Henry C. Lea Elementary at 47th and Locust. WPCNS chose Lea due to its relationship with the administration and staff, existing community involvement and strong Home and School Association (a.k.a. PTA) leadership in addition the school’s enormous potential.   With increased  community and parental involvement, WPCNS believes Lea Elementary can become not only a premier […]



Donations help our organization ensure that our neighborhood schools have the supplies they need, a full range of arts and music instruction, more afterschool enrichment programs, and play areas that encourage activity while being environmentally-friendly among other initiatives. The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools is a federally-recognized 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent […]