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.
"I know many students who are taking classes that they are not directly applicable to their degree or area of study. So students often graduate later than they originally planned and maybe even necessarily more in-debt than they planned...I am grateful for PCT...because I know that I can get my questions about my courses answered and help in developing my personalized academic plan without feeling like I'm 'just a number.'"
PCT's "agenda focuses strictly on making sure that I stay in school and graduate...The team has played a huge role in making sure that my time is managed well so that I am kept ahead in my class...[and] it has introduced me to a community of people with different majors and different stories. This community that I have built with Philly College Team will potentially last for a lifetime."
"The team has taught us a lot of stuff that the college doesn’t initially tell us 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 and make sure that I pass my classes. 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: internship opportunities, finding the right classes for your level of learning, financial aid, etc. 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."