TURNING POINTS—One Good Thing Can Lead To Another

Learning about a unique project done by a colleague from another community college inspired Eve Markman, Director of Creative Services at Community College of Philadelphia. Staff at the colleague’s college had produced a children’s book, doing good for the community. When Markman learned that CCP had “adopted” a nearby public elementary school, she saw the … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—One Good Thing Can Lead To Another

TURNING POINTS: Jasmin Pike Knows One When She Sees It

Having a roof over your head is right there when it comes to basic needs.  If you're trying to recover from addiction, you need safe and secure housing and emotional support. Because Jasmin Pike knows this from personal experience, she recognizes how important a resource 63 Washington Street can be for women in recovery, and … Continue reading TURNING POINTS: Jasmin Pike Knows One When She Sees It

Turning Points: Finding Common Ground in Common Sense

TURNING POINTS—Finding Common Ground in Common Sense When it comes to politics, David Plouffe and Mark Holden are like apples and oranges. Although they see things through different lenses, conservative Plouffe and liberal Holden agree that the way we handle people with criminal records is not working. In fact, that approach causes more problems. Their … Continue reading Turning Points: Finding Common Ground in Common Sense

Turning Points: Finding Common Ground in Common Sense

When it comes to politics, David Plouffe and Mark Holden are like apples and oranges. Although they see things through different lenses, conservative Plouffe and liberal Holden agree that the way we handle people with criminal records is not working. In fact, that approach causes more problems. Their co-written article, published last week by USA … Continue reading Turning Points: Finding Common Ground in Common Sense

TURNING POINTS—Something To Be Thankful For At Thanksgiving

I’ve loved apples since childhood but turned the corner into apple-wildness during my years as a community college teacher. Several Saturdays each fall, I’d drive upstate from Philadelphia to Beltzville, where I’d hike around the state park with the dogs then park myself at a picnic table overlooking the lake and grade essays. Then I’d … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Something To Be Thankful For At Thanksgiving

TURNING POINTS–Every Community College Provides Turning Points

You find them in the north, south, east, and west. In cities, suburbs, and in the country. Community colleges provide turning points for students—especially for folks who might never have considered themselves as potential college students. It happened to me, and it’s probably happened to people that you know, maybe even to you. We meet … Continue reading TURNING POINTS–Every Community College Provides Turning Points