Vaccinations and Testing

Due to City of Philadelphia mandates, anyone who comes to the College who is not fully vaccinated will be tested before they will be permitted on campus. Masks are required. Starting Oct. 15, all faculty, staff and students must be fully vaccinated. Please see our College COVID-19 Updates for more information.

Fostering Caring Connections

Fostering Caring Connections

Fostering Caring Connections is a program that connects students with experience in the foster care system with needed resources, including:

  • Campus Food Pantry
  • Emergency Funds Scholarship
  • Shelter resources
  • On-campus support services on campus (i.e., advising, counseling, tutoring and more)


In order to qualify for the Fostering Caring Connections program, you must be currently enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia as a student between the ages of 16 and 24. You also must identify with one of the following statements that you:

  • Have had experience in the foster care system
  • Are currently contending with homelessness
  • Are an unaccompanied youth (without a caretaker, living in a temporary setting outside or elsewhere)
  • Lived in a group home shelter or group care setting
  • Lived in an independent living program through a social work agency
  • Another, but similar, situation


To learn more about Fostering Care Connections, feel free to contact or call text (717) 685-5982.

College faculty and staff are here to support you. Please visit any office with a Fostering Caring Connections sticker for assistance.