Energizing Education Gala June 14th at Coatesville Country Club

There will be an awards ceremony hosted by Bob Knecht, President of the Coatesville Community Education Foundation (CCEF), that will honor the Lifetime Achievement Award in Education recipient and other “Hometown Heroes” who have dedicated themselves to improving the quality of life for our children. The awards ceremony will be held at the Coatesville Country Club on Thursday May 12th. In the past CCEF has recognized the Honorable State Representative Harry Lewis, Art Partner’s Director Lindsay Brinton, CASD Bilingual Translator Milton Searles, CASD Teacher Deborah Pieri and Carl Smith CASD Teacher/Administrator and Track Coach.  The Academic Team of the Coatesville Area High School will be also recognized as an outstanding competitive academic team for 2016. Members of the Coatesville Community; including the CASD, East Fallowfield Phillies, Boy Scouts, the AFROTC, Raider Starz Cheerleaders are invited to attend.

PECO’s Energizing Education is a program sponsor for the event. A special energy education project created by the children at Regency Apartment’s After School Program and CCEF’s Art of Hope Project will be unveiled.

Tickets $45. Reservations: bobknecht@coatesvillefoundation.org.

Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Coatesville Community Education Foundation.

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Strategic Partnership Prepares Future Manufacturing Workforce

Siemens Expands Strategic Partnership with Penn State through Multi-Million Dollar Software Grant to Prepare Future Manufacturing & Engineering Workforce.

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Coatesville Solar Initiative Donates Computers to Art Contest Winners

Thank you Bob Keares for your donation of Chromebooks to Coatesville’s “My Vision of Coatesville’s Energy Future Art Contest.”

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Economic Development Comes to Coatesville

Recent proposals for 20,000 square foot retail/residential building by Legend Properties and a 15,000 square foot office building funded by PennDOT has brought exciting prospects to under served and sometimes forgotten Coatesville. These two economic development proposals are supported and enhanced by the 40 gigabet broadband network that runs through downtown Coatesville. With these new developments Chester County is presented with a timely opportunity to take a bold step into the future of  business and education technology. Coatesville Community Educational Foundation has created a plan that outlines a successful future for Coatesville and the region based on a community-based internet network. The purpose of this proposed network, the Keystone Connect Network of Coatesville, is to create a regional broadband network whose purpose is to increase educational opportunities and generate business growth. Read more: https://sites.google.com/site/coatesvillenetwork/

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Full Scholarships to BVA Summer Camp at Saalbach Farm July 1st to 3rd

  The Brandywine Valley Association has been leading reputable nature camps for the last 28 years at their Myrick Conservation Center located in West Chester.

This year they are piloting a similar nature camp in Coatesville! 

They are now recruiting campers to receive FULL scholarships for

Saalbach Farm Summer Camp! 

Hurry, spaces are limited!

WHAT: Fun outdoor adventures including stream exploration, wetland hikes, water games and nature crafts for those who like to get wet and dirty!
WHO: Students ages 5 – 12 living in the Coatesville Area School District
WHEN: Monday, July 1st – Wednesday, July 3rd, 2012 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
WHERE: BVA’s Saalbach Farm, 233 South Bonsall School Road, Coatesville, PA 19320
WHY: Summer is the best time to play outside and learn about the world around you!
HOW: This pilot has been fully subsidized through generous grants and donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals. Transportation will be provided to and from Scott Middle School for the July camp sessions or by parent drop off at Saalbach Farm located at 233 South Bonsall Road, Coatesville. Canoeing on the Brandywine is available for campers over 8 years of age. Campers under 8 will have stream activities at Saalbach. To register please send a request to coatesville.ed.foundation@gmail.com. Please put Summer Camp in subject line. Thanks and have a great summer.

**CAMP WILL FILL QUICKLY SO PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE JUNE 24TH, 2013 REGISTRATION DEADLINE

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Coatesville Community Supports Afterschool for All

Coatesville’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Program was represented at the Afterschool for All Challenge on May 16 and 17 in Washington, D.C. The 9/10 Center’s Stepping Up program sent afterschool staff members, Carla Harvey, Vanessa Corbitt, Teacher, Christina Lee, and 10th grade student Lake Green as part of the Pennsylvania delegation traveling to Capitol Hill with the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN). Lake Green, as a youth participant, spoke to government and agency officials about what afterschool means to her. Lake was selected by PSAYDN to represent not only the Stepping Up Program, but to be the Pennsylvania Youth representative for this exciting event.

The Coatesville Community Education Foundation will honor Lake Green for her participation in the Afterschool for All Challenge as a youth advocate at their first annual luncheon, June 13th. Recognition Awards will also be presented to Jessica Pitner and Brian Toth for their dedication and extraordinary service as the 21st CCLC Site Managers for the North Brandywine Middle School and Regency Park Community Center Afterschool Programs. The Foundation will also honor Nelson Negron, a 7th grade student at North Brandywine, for his participation as a National Youth Voice representative at the Promising Practices Conference as well as Student Mentor and Volunteer with the Regency Afterschool Program. The luncheon will be held at the Coatesville Country Club on June 13th, 2011 at 12:30 PM.

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Scott Robotics Featured on After School Website

The Scott After School Robotics Program was highlighted on the howtosmile.org website. The Robotics program, which is in its second year, provides an opportunity for Scott Middle School students to work collaboratively building a complicated self-propelled and radio controlled robot from a kit. For more information go to: http://howtosmile.org/blog/posts/school-psychologist-also-roboteer-mentor.

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