Philadelphia, PA – May 18, 2018 – Councilman Allan Domb (At Large) on Friday made $2,500 grants to seven Philadelphia public schools, which will put the funds toward a variety of programs or materials. Councilman Domb pledged before taking office in January 2016 that he would donate his entire salary to Philadelphia public schools and other worthwhile city nonprofits. With Friday’s donations, he will have now funded programs in 45 public schools throughout the city.
“I enjoy visiting these schools and seeing the excitement that our young people have about learning,” Councilman Domb said. “We have kids who want to learn and teachers who work very hard, but we don’t have proper funding. That’s why I am glad to be able to sponsor individual programs at each of these great schools,” Domb said.
Representatives from each school attended Friday’s donation event in City Council chambers. The schools are:
- Germantown’s Hill-Freedman World Academy, which will use its grant to press CDs featuring students from its music program.
- Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Crescentville, which will purchase a variety of much-needed school supplies.
- William Loesche Elemenary in the Far Northeast, which will use the funds to match a Neubauer Grant for a Playworks Coach for daily socialized recess.
- Mt. Airy’s Emlen Elementary, which will use its funds for play equipment geared toward encouraging physical activity at recess.
- West Philadelphia’s School of the Future, which plans to purchase blazers for school ambassadors, produce new banners and sponsor team building exercises.
- Sullivan Elementary in Wissinoming plans to use Domb’s donation to cover teachers receiving professional development courses on mathematics and financial literary training.
- Rhawnhurst Elementary will be using the grant funds to purchase Chromebooks to improve its STEM lessons.
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