Posts in 'Community Building'

Community Building

a message from Executive Director, Deb Green To use an old adage, "history always repeats itself,” and each time it does we are collectively shocked and saddened. Last year was a testament to that. How easily we forget. Think about the history of voter suppression, public education, and especially...
Practicing inclusion and equity Read this year's holiday letter written by PIC mom Vivian Whitener. It has long been a tradition at PIC to give Early Learning and After School families the opportunity to give to a singular holiday gift fund for teachers. PIC then shares these gifts among our staff...
PIC's first ever virtual event, ArtStart 2020, received rave reviews, and exceeded all fundraising goals. In case you missed the program, you can still watch it here! WE DID IT! All told, over $55,000 was raised for the teachers’ fund and for our Tuition Assistance Program. This year, has beaten all...
WE DID IT! We Met Our Matching Gift Challenge! We are incredibly grateful to everyone and all who continued making donations through our virtual event and afterwards to bring us over our goal. Over $15,000 in donations were made to the Teachers are Superheroes Fund, and our generous donors’ pledge...
First and foremost, PIC is an organization and a strong community of individuals who believe that Black. Lives. Matter. This moment in time and the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement requires all of us to make a commitment; a commitment to revisit our values as an organization and how we...
A message from Nancy Rimmer It goes without saying that 2020 has brought a series of unprecedented challenges for PIC, our community, and the world. I have never been more proud to serve on the Board of Directors to support the Center and its staff through its almost four-month closure, and...
Let us show you how much we miss being together at PIC.
Thank you to PIC's longtime friends and owners of West Philly's Metropolitan Bakery & Cafe, Jim and Marcy Lilly, for holding their annual Cindy Days last week! This year, Cindy Days, raised $1,000 for PIC's Cindy Fund. Jim and Marcy established Cindy Days in 2016 to celebrate Metropolitan's...
Updated 3/13/20: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Day of Play has been cancelled. More information about any community events and gatherings will be communicated as it becomes available. Mark your calendars for PIC's Day of Play on Saturday, April 25. Then tell friends and neighbors about this...

On Sunday, January 26, nearly 200 families came out for the love of literacy. Children and grownups were captivated by read-aloud stories and music, participated in art activities, and chose from the large collection of free take-away books. We are grateful to our Community Connections Committee for...