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.

Strategic Plan Fall 2020 Update - External and Internal Community Relations

Develop and communicate an enhanced College brand identity – CCP Pride – that all members of the College community, serving as College ambassadors, can clearly articulate and that focuses on achievement of student goals and respect and collaboration among faculty, staff and administrators. 

Strategic Plan Fall 2020 Update

  • The Division of Student Development led the new mascot launch and subsequent year-long spirit boosting campaign as the College adopted the new identity as the #CCPLions. In September 2019, Roary the lion was introduced as the new mascot. Roary identifies as non-binary, which reminds the College community of the College’s inclusivity both on and off campus.
  • The College launched the new Pride Portal a platform for student groups and activities that is more user-friendly and robust than the previous platform.  

Strategic Plan Fall 2019 Update

  • The College hired a new VP for Marketing & Communications (VPMC) effective August 2019. The VPMC will provide leadership for brand identity.
  • The College went through a process to identify and launch a new mascot.

Strengthen the relationship between the College and the City's pre-K to 16 communities to improve access to education and completion rates throughout the educational pipeline by creating responsive programs and partnerships.

Strategic Plan Fall 2020 Update

  • The Nursing program in collaboration with the Institute for Community engagement & Civic Leadership worked with the Spring Garden School, an elementary school that has over 99% of its students designated in deep poverty. Both the physiological and psychological needs of this community were supported thought multiple efforts. The Nursing program also expanded services to Strawberry Mansion and Penn Alexander School in Philadelphia to address coping strategies in an age-appropriate manner..
  • ESL faculty continued their collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). With the Building an E-partnership for Student Success and Transition (BESST) project, three professional learning communities were implemented in ESL. The initiative focused on aligning ESL writing standards at SDP to those at the College.  
  • Faculty in the accounting, automotive technology, culinary arts, and tourism and hospitality management programs participated in high school career-technical education (CTE) advisory committee meetings and other high school CTE related events. The faculty also took part in an outreach event organized by the CTE Outreach Specialist with the school district for high school CTE teachers to learn more about articulations and to meet College CTE faculty.
  • Conducting the ACCUPLACER placement test in area high schools increased from 40 high schools in 2018-19 to 46 high schools in 2019-20. Test Prep workshops were also underway before COVID-19; 66% of students who completed the workshops improved by at least one level in English.
  • The Northwest Regional Center partnered to offer multiple programs for high school students, such as SAT prep programming and scholarship writing prep program.
  • The Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership distributed an additional 4,000 books to schools and organizations through First Book.
  • The Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership’s partnership with Spring Garden School was awarded the Lindy Award for Excellence from PHENND to expand its current programming and create a student chess club.
    • The College is also partnering with One Bright Ray adult high school. We now offer a two-way referral pipeline between our high school equivalency classes and their adult high school based on what is appropriate and preferred by theindividual students.
    • Institutional Research developed a graduation dashboard for the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for first-time SDP high school graduates by high school. This project is part of the SDP-CCP AG1 Learning Community efforts to better understand student transitions from high school to post-secondary and some of the barriers.
  • The College has new dual enrollment partnerships with String Theory Charter School and Universal Audenreid Charter School to create additional middle college opportunities.
  • The College implemented the 100 Steps Program with J.W. Hallahan High School.

Strategic Plan Fall 2019 Update

  • A College administrator co-chairs the City’s Running Start Committee which supports the City’s 0 to 5 early learning plan.
  • The College partners with 1199C on the Philadelphia Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program which now includes 36 apprentices at over 20 different employers, all scheduled to complete their associate degrees by December 2019.
  • The College continues to support adopted K-8 school, Spring Garden, and has adopted a second K-8 school, Laura Wheeler Waring School.
  • The College partners with Junior Achievement and the SDP to have 3rd grade students visit the College. Including the 600 students for 2018-2019, the College has now hosted 1500 3rd graders.
  • The College partners with 1199C, Drexel University, The SDP and the Philadelphia Academies, Inc for the STEAM/New Faces program to expose minority students to STEM and health care careers.
  • The College partners with Goodwill Industries, SDP and Drexel University to help adult students interested in completing a high school diploma.
  • The College worked with SDP to develop city-specific articulations. Philadelphia students who complete high school programs/certificates can get between 3 and 8 college credits upon enrolling in the College.
  • Spring 2018 dual enrollment increased 138% (n=658) from Spring 2016 (n=277), primarily because of the Early Scholars program.
  • The Summer ACE program 2018 had 365 students with 81% getting a C or better
  • 60/63 students (95%) in the new Advanced Senior Year program were retained from fall 2018 to Spring 2019.
  • The Gateway to College program graduated its largest class to date, 35 students.
  • Parkway Center City Middle College started the third cohort. 148 students were selected from 3200 applicants. 97% of the students completed their first college course with a C or better.
  • Two students were awarded the Maggie Hawkins-Powell Community Service Transfer Scholarship to facilitate transfer to a 4-year institution for students committed to community service.
  • The College has new transfer agreements with the University of the Sciences

Strategic Plan Fall 2018 Update

  • The College has 31 dual enrollment partners.
  • Dual admissions agreements with colleges and universities increased from 12 (2016-2017) to 16.
  • Programs include:
    • Parkway Center City Middle College started 2017 with 121 students. College course pass rate was 100%. 92 other Parkway students participated in dual enrollment. Combined, the success rate was 95% for the academic year. Cohort 2 started summer 2018 with140 students. All students passed their summer college course. 
    • Early Scholars Program (funded fall 2016-spring 2018) 842 students took a total of 1563 courses, with an 85% completion rate and an 88% pass rate.
    • Steps to Success program (with Junior Achievement) for 300 3rd graders since 2016-2017, for a total of 900 students.
    • Adopted School for 2018-2019 - Spring Garden School (K-8)


Expand partnerships with community organizations integrating the resources of the City into courses and programs that bolster students' abilities to master the College's core competencies.

Strategic Plan Fall 2020 Update

  • Through The Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership, the College is part of The National All In Campus Democracy Challenge. In fall 2019 the College was awarded a gold seal for the College’s Voter participation rate.
  • The Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership was able to launch a new AmeriCorps program in partnership with PHENND which gives first generation, low income students the opportunity to serve as a leader in the community and earn a financial stipend towards their education.
  • The Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership partnered with Global Citizen to provide programming for the Martin Luther King Day of Service.
  • The Institute for Community Engagement & Civic Leadership (The Institute) partnered with federal judges to provide “Know Your Government” workshops. About 60 individuals participated in the workshops.

Strategic Plan Fall 2019 Update

  • The Institute for Community Engagement & Civic Leadership (The Institute) was started in 2015-2016. The Institute for 2018-2019 reported:
    • 175 active community partners;
    • 675 students enrolled in community engagement/service learning courses;
    • 20 College departments engaged with community partners;
    • More than 10,000 student volunteer hours
  • The College’s partnerships with voter engagement organizations led to CCP Votes, an initiative that resulted in 400 new voter registrations

Strategic Plan Fall 2018 Update

  • The Institute for Community Engagement & Civic Leadership started in 2015-2016. Community partners increased from 30 to 43. Partners include: Valley Youth House, Achieving Independence Center, Covenant House, Campus Philly, and Philadelphia Fight.