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A Volunteer with a Vision: Fox Chase Parent Dena Kimball

A Volunteer with a Vision: Fox Chase Parent Dena Kimball

Many students are used to seeing their teachers, principal and support staff every day, but there’s another very important group of people who enrich their daily lives – volunteers! One example of a volunteer who is a very familiar face at her school is Ms. Dena Kimball, a parent and volunteer at Fox Chase School....
Parent Thomas Bailey Teaches Us The Merits of Volunteering

Parent Thomas Bailey Teaches Us The Merits of Volunteering

Many parents, family members, and community members feel hesitant to volunteer because they think they need endless numbers of hours. Thomas Bailey shows us through his volunteering efforts that you can volunteer in a way that works for your own lifestyle. Mr. Bailey won The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Volunteer of the Year Award...
Parent Volunteer Agnes Parrish Reminds Us About the Power of the Small Things

Parent Volunteer Agnes Parrish Reminds Us About the Power of the Small Things

Oftentimes when we think of the things that can brighten a school environment, we think about many large changes or initiatives, but Ms. Agnes Parrish, parent and volunteer at Samuel Gompers School in West Philadelphia, feels that small gestures can make a big difference. Ms. Parrish has been volunteering at Gompers since 2011, and one...
Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

Family Leadership Award Winner Glenda White Shows Us the Power of Presence at James J. Sullivan School

The age-old saying that kindness and joy are contagious is incredibly visible in parent volunteer Glenda White. Glenda is a parent volunteer at James J. Sullivan School in Northeast Philadelphia, and it is apparent that volunteering is not a chore nor an obligation for Glenda but an active and joyful choice that she makes. Glenda...
FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

FACE Office Awards FACT and Volunteer Awards!

The FACE Office held an awards ceremony before the End-of-Year Family Celebration on June 1 to honor the person who attended the most Family Academy: Courses and Training (FACT) courses and two all star volunteers who were nominated by those who deeply appreciate their contributions to their school communities. Check out the winners below and...
Clifford with portrait of himself at Decatur

FACE Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week with Clifford Reading Parties!

In case you missed last month’s Focus on FACE Newsletter, The Office of Family and Community Engagement celebrated Volunteer Appreciation Month with all kinds of fun social media posts, articles featuring some of our wonderful volunteers, and snazzy Volunteer Appreciation materials. The FACE Office also invited the following five schools with outstanding volunteer programs to...