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WPCNS Update!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) was formed in June of 2010 with the aim of bringing our vibrant community and all of its resources into our local neighborhood public schools. Members of the original leadership spent a year visiting local neighborhood public schools, getting to know their principals, staff, and parent communities. […]

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Welcome Principal ShaVon Savage!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is excited to welcome the Lea School’s new principal, ShaVon Savage, whose tenure will officially start on July 18, 2016. We are sharing below the announcement from Assistant Superintendent Sean Conley regarding the appointment.   Please stay tuned as we work to schedule with Principal Savage opportunities […]

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Greening Lea Ribbon-Cutting May 11th!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools is pleased to announce a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Greening Lea project at the Lea School. Please join us in celebrating along with Principal Duffy, students, families, staff, neighbors, funders, and donors as well as district and city officials! When: Wednesday, May 11th Time: 8:30 a.m. (before the […]

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Greening Lea Wins Best Public Project!

At the inaugural Excellence in GSI award ceremony hosted by the Sustainable Business Network and its GSI Partners, the Greening Lea project was named the 2016 Best Public Project! The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools and its Greening Lea committee are honored by this recognition of the wonderful impact community-drive public green stormwater infrastructure projects […]

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Thank You! Greening Lea Planting Day (PHOTO GALLERY)

Thank you to all who came out the Greening Lea Planting Day on Saturday! Special thanks to Principal Duffy and the Lea school students, families, teachers, and staff who attended as well as neighbors and supporters, including UC Green, Philadelphia Orchard Project, Coca Cola through the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund, Philadelphia Water Department, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and […]

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Greening Lea Spring Planting Day! Sat. April 16th

Enjoying the new schoolyard? Let’s keep it growing! Come join us at the schoolyard at 47th and Spruce on Saturday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m. – Noon to:  Plant Rain Garden 3 Plant the new Food Forest bed with Philadelphia Orchard Project Rebuild path through the new Food Forest bed Clean Rain Gardens 1 and […]

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Greening Lea Update & Year-End Request!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is excited to share images of the completed 2015 phase of the Greening Lea schoolyard project. We are so grateful for such strong community support for this project! As you can see, the redesigned yard now has a series of outdoor areas including a shade tree grove […]

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Greening Lea Update – Groundbreaking & Grants!

The West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) is excited to share many exciting updates for the Greening Lea project! Groundbreaking for the largest schoolyard phase began last month at the Lea School! Contractors ThinkGreen LLC and designers SALT Design Studio have made progress towards making a shady tree grove, lush rain gardens, and a […]

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Greening Lea – Close the Gap!

Update 9/2/15 – Thank you to all who have pledged and contributed to the Greening Lea Close the Gap campaign so far! We are excited to share that we met last week’s challenge grant, bringing in an additional $1,000! Please continue to help spread the word! And remember, Naming Campaign brick and paver orders are due this Friday, September 4th. Original 8/24/15 – The […]

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Greening Lea 2015 Request for Proposal!

UPDATE 6/25/15: Bidding deadline has been extended. We will accept bids until Friday, 6/26/15 at 5:00 p.m. at the address listed in the specifications. Bid opening will take place at the Lea School Schoolyard on Monday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. UPDATE 6/23/2015: Addendum 4 has been posted at the link below. This addendum is a change […]

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