Thursday, August 8, 2013

How these parents overcame the odds to earn their college degrees

Seventeen parents of Philadelphia school children graduated from Peirce this year with their college degree as part of our Parent University partnership with the School District of Philadelphia. We were inspired by these participants' determination to balance their families, jobs, and previous commitments with their education to go back to school.

So when Steve Highsmith, host of the community affairs program "In Focus" on PHL 17, wanted to share the stories of two of our Parent University graduates, we were happy that their accounts could help others in Philadelphia. Steve interviewed Carla Bell and Myrna Coleman from our Parent University class, and I was on hand to add some insight about the program and Peirce as well. We wanted to share the 30-minute segment with you today.

Thanks, Steve, for helping share these inspiring stories!