Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
February
2/21/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Alternatives to a Four Year Degree
Come learn about the different opportunities that can lead to well-paying jobs in Philadelphia, such as an Associates degree, professional certificates, owning your own business, and apprenticeships. Opportunities for youth, such as Career and Technical Education high Schools will also be discussed.
George Washington High School
2/27/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Parenting Basics
This session will teach parents the basics of using attention to manage behavior. It will discuss the importance of following directions at home and how this skill translates to success in school. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
Holmesburg Library
March
3/5/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Scholastic: Spotlight on Reading
Designed to extend literacy learning in the home, attendees participate in literacy-rich activities and learn a variety of strategies and tools they can use to nurture and strengthen their child's love of reading and writing. This session uses the interactive read-aloud process to model skills and strategies for families to use with their children to help them get the most of a book. Participants will receive a Family Tip Sheet that provides parents with a variety of strategies and tools they can build and reinforce positive routines at home to help strengthen and nurture their children’s reading and writing skills; Three (3) grade-level books; Certificate of Participation
Logan Library
3/6/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Reducing Negative Behavior
This will provide parents with a review of the basics of using both positive and negative consequences to reduce problem behavior. Skills include praising alternative behaviors and the use of logical consequences. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
SAC: Advocating as a SAC
In this new session for the 18-19 School Year, SAC Members will gain an understanding of how to positively advocate and market their school to multiple stakeholders in an effort to build trust and gain resources.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Promoting Positive Behavior
This offering teaches parents how to create a home based reward system to strengthen desired behavior. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
SAC: Advocating as a SAC
In this new session for the 18-19 School Year, SAC Members will gain an understanding of how to positively advocate and market their school to multiple stakeholders in an effort to build trust and gain resources.
The Education Center
3/6/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Strategies for Maximizing Your Child's Learning
This interactive session will debunk common misconceptions about the brain and empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their children’s learning at home and at school. All participants will receive a book, a take home Science kit and a Franklin Institute tote bag.
The Education Center
3/7/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Emotional Intelligence for Parents and Caregivers
Parenting and caregiving can be a tough job. There are times when we demonstrate more emotions than we’d like and It often causes us to make mistakes in what we say and/or do. Sometimes our emotions give way to unhealthy, self-defeating behaviors and we struggle to stop. While generating emotions is part of being human, we can lean to generate less negative and more productive emotions.
Whitman Library
3/7/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Raising Confident Children
Caregivers will learn various techniques that help them to develop household routines that promote children’s ability to socialize with others, engage in learning, and establish their own routines.
Queen Memorial Library
3/19/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Crayola: The Art of Family Engagement
Learn about the 4C's of 21st Century Learning - Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration. In this session you will learn why creativity matters, your role as a champion to your children, and most importantly, creative activities for families to do together. These activities will enhance the child's creative abilities and provide lots of family fun time! Target Audience: Participants will receive Art of Family Engagement Kits, which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age-appropriate activities.
Edward Gideon School
3/20/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Alternatives to a Four Year Degree
Come learn about the different opportunities that can lead to well-paying jobs in Philadelphia, such as an Associates degree, professional certificates, owning your own business, and apprenticeships. Opportunities for youth, such as Career and Technical Education high Schools will also be discussed.
The Education Center
3/20/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Cooking Matters In Your Community
Come and learn from a trained chef and nutrition educator!  Classes will cover meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting, and nutrition. Cooking Matters helps families to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget.  Each class will involve participants cooking a healthy, affordable, and delicious meal. Participants will take home a bag of groceries at the end of each class. Materials caregivers will receive: Grocery bag with ingredients to cook one of the recipes, Good and Cheap cookbooks and/or various equipment or games families can use to get active at home.
The Education Center
3/20/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
A Taste of African Heritage
A Taste of African Heritage, brings the African Heritage Diet Pyramid to life, showing people how to eat and cook healthfully, traditionally, and enjoyably through hands-on experience. With lesson plans that simultaneously teach history, nutrition, and cooking techniques, the program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating for better health in modern day life.  Come, cook, taste, and learn about delicious healthy foods based on the African Heritage. Materials caregivers will receive: Grocery bag with ingredients to cook one of the recipes, workbook with all recipes, and small cooking equipment.
The Education Center
3/20/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Information for Immigrant Families: Tax Reform ITIN's and Know Your Rights
This offering is designed to help immigrants learn the importance of filing a tax return, how “Trump’s Tax Reform” will affect them, and what to do if ICE knocks on their door. Participants will also receive information on how to apply for their ITIN- a federal tax ID number that allows undocumented immigrants to pay taxes and claim the Child Tax Credit if they qualify.
The Education Center
3/20/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Skills for Difficult Conversations - Respect Driven Communication
Most people don’t like difficult conversations, but we all need to have them at times. If you are a people pleaser one of your biggest challenges is telling people things you think they don’t want to hear. Many people think confrontation should be avoided at all cost. By avoiding difficult conversations, you are selling yourself short. Often times we are withholding valuable information from others: information that would give them the chance to apologize, adjust their behavior or improve the relationship.Instead of avoiding difficult conversations, it’s time to start dealing with them in a constructive way.
The Education Center
3/26/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Power Up for Healthy Kids!
Come learn why it’s important for students to have healthy food and opportunities for physical activity in school and at home! Caregivers will get to practice movement breaks and practice planning a healthy school celebration. Everyone will leave with their own action plan for creating a healthier school for Philly students as well as the tools to make it happen. All participants will receive a toolkit of resources to take home and a copy of the book “Good and Cheap” in English or Spanish.
Franklin S. Edmonds School
3/27/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Emotional Intelligence for Parents and Caregivers
Parenting and caregiving can be a tough job. There are times when we demonstrate more emotions than we’d like and It often causes us to make mistakes in what we say and/or do. Sometimes our emotions give way to unhealthy, self-defeating behaviors and we struggle to stop. While generating emotions is part of being human, we can lean to generate less negative and more productive emotions.
Holmesburg Library
April
4/9/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
How to Find the Right College for You
'After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: · Describe the general considerations for choosing a college; · Describe the various types of colleges; · Demonstrate knowledge of three components of college fit- academic, social, and financial; · Demonstrate a clear understanding of the college admissions process and eligibility. Participants will receive $10 gift cards.'
George Washington High School
4/9/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Basic Household Budgeting
This workshop helps participants set personal and financial goals to maintain their households and learn to save money. Participants learn the importance of living on a budget and how to create a budget. Participants will receive $5 gift cards.
Logan Library
4/10/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Crayola: Moved by Math
Making kids love math is a challenge to most parents. Math is a skill that takes a lot of brain power to master, and this can be experienced by kids as hard work. In this workshop participants discover art-inspired strategies that bring large numbers and math expressions to life with Crayola artistic math activities. This session uses a project-based learning foundation so participants learn important planning, design, and creativity skills supported by family. Participants will receive Moved by Math Kit,which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age appropriate activities.
The Education Center
4/10/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Crayola: Moved by Math
Making kids love math is a challenge to most parents. Math is a skill that takes a lot of brain power to master, and this can be experienced by kids as hard work. In this workshop participants discover art-inspired strategies that bring large numbers and math expressions to life with Crayola artistic math activities. This session uses a project-based learning foundation so participants learn important planning, design, and creativity skills supported by family. Participants will receive Moved by Math Kit,which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age appropriate activities.
The Education Center
4/10/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Household Rules
This session will help parents develop important household rules and demonstrate how to teach the rules to their children. A link to structure, teaching and school readiness is emphasized. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
4/10/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
SAC Academy: Succession Planning
Even though April seems early, it’s time to start thinking about next school year! In this workshop, participants will learn how to wind down the SAC school year by understanding the basics of SAC elections, how to ensure the SAC doesn’t fall apart over the summer and how to pick up right where SAC left off in previous year.
The Education Center
4/10/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Beyond the Beige Food Group
Is my child eating too much or too little? How do I tell a protein from a carbohydrate from a fat and what about vitamins? Come learn healthy tips to make your family healthy and strong that are easy to use at home. Participants will receive a easy to use booklet of suggested meal plans and information on nutrients like Vitamin D and Iron and Calcium.
The Education Center
4/10/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Workshop
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: · Demonstrate their knowledge of the financial aid process; · Describe the various types of financial aid options available; · Articulate the difference between grants, loans and scholarships; · Demonstrate the ability to successfully apply for financial aid through the federal online process called the FAFSA. Participants will receive $10 gift cards.
South Philadelphia High School
4/10/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Parent Workshop on Early Reading Skills
After Participating in this workshop, participants will be able to 1) describe the importance of PA, Phonics and Fluency in their child’s reading development 2) play games learned in the workshop with their child using a bag of take-home materials and 3) speak with their child’s teacher about these skills. All participants will receive take-home packets for home use.
The Education Center
4/10/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
SAC Academy: Succession Planning
Even though April seems early, it’s time to start thinking about next school year! In this workshop, participants will learn how to wind down the SAC school year by understanding the basics of SAC elections, how to ensure the SAC doesn’t fall apart over the summer and how to pick up right where SAC left off in previous year.
The Education Center
4/11/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Lakeshore: Family Math Games
The purpose of this workshop is to help improve the math skills of children by helping parents become better prepared to support them in math. Participants in this session will discover new kinds of math learning games that keep children learning at home with games that target key math skills and engage the whole family in the learning process! Participants will receive Math Game pack which includes materials for 15 different hands-on math games, and an in-depth activity book that describes each game and even explains how family engagement can boost student achievement at school.
Queen Memorial Library
4/11/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Raising Confident Children
Caregivers will learn various techniques that help them to develop household routines that promote children’s ability to socialize with others, engage in learning, and establish their own routines.
Whitman Library
4/17/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Multilingual: Ecomusiclaje: Ecosystem, Music & Recycling
Ecosystem, Music & Recycling: This workshop will discuss how parents can help their children become stewards of the planet, by increasing their knowledge of how items that would traditionally be destined to the trash, could be re-use, recycled, and become a musical instrument. Families will participate in the transformation of household objects, which infused by each participants’ cultural experiences, will help all develop a new artistic expression. Come ready to build and jam! Interpretive services for this session will be provided in the following languages: French, Fulani, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Spanish, Soninke, and Vietnamese.
William T. Tilden Middle School
4/17/2019 12:00 PM
to 2:00 PM
Strategies for Maximizing Your Child's Learning
This interactive session will debunk common misconceptions about the brain and empower parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their children’s learning at home and at school. All participants will receive a book, a take home Science kit and a Franklin Institute tote bag.
PHA-Wilson Park
4/23/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Basic Household Budgeting
This workshop helps participants set personal and financial goals to maintain their households and learn to save money. Participants learn the importance of living on a budget and how to create a budget. Participants will receive $5 gift cards.
The Education Center
4/23/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Parenting w/ Adverse Childhood Experiences I
What happened to you in childhood is part of who you have become and may be affecting how you are parenting your children now. Break the transgenerational trauma, learn how your past is sneaking into your present and how you can begin healing and helping your children. Come and learn about adverse childhood experiences, what they are, how they might have affected you, influenced your personality and may be interfering with the way your child is being raised. Part II will continue on and discuss the long term effects of childhood trauma, discuss the cycle of anger and aggression, while participants learn stress management techniques.All participants will receive a training packet and a $10 Wawa gift card.
The Education Center
4/23/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Creating Safer Spaces: LGBTQ Cultural Competency
Join Mazzoni Center staff for a session on LGBTQ competency. Through interactive activities and lecture, we will cover the basics of LGBTQ identity and discuss how to support all students in schools. LGBTQ students with supportive families have significantly higher health and educational outcomes, and support starts with education. We invite you to come learn how to be the best ally to your students and their peers.
The Education Center
4/24/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Simply STEM
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: · Articulate why STEM education is important to academic success, career access and real-life applications; · Implement simple, low-cost, and informative STEM activities with their children; · Procure relevant handouts and instructions for accessing additional information after the conclusion of the workshop. Participants will receive $10 gift cards.
Holmesburg Library
May
5/1/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Big Emotions, Bigger Changes: Navigating New Territory Together
When did you first learn about puberty? When did you first learn about puberty from and adult? Be that adult for your child. Session #2 is for you and your children ages 10-13 to jointly explore and understand what to expect at the stage of development called puberty. You may attend one or both.
PHA-Wilson Park
5/8/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Multilingual: Trauma and Art: The Healing Power of Creation
The goal of this session is to help individuals “find their voices through art so that they can begin to express their hurt and find a way to heal their wounds.” Participants will use different mediums to express their emotions: papier mâché, paper cut, clay, or textiles. No art experience necessary. Interpretive services for this session will be provided in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Education Center
5/8/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Parenting w/ Adverse Childhood Experiences II
What happened to you in childhood is part of who you have become and may be affecting how you are parenting your children now. Break the transgenerational trauma, learn how your past is sneaking into your present and how you can begin healing and helping your children. Come and learn about adverse childhood experiences, what they are, how they might have affected you, influenced your personality and may be interfering with the way your child is being raised. Part II will continue on and discuss the long term effects of childhood trauma, discuss the cycle of anger and aggression, while participants learn stress management techniques.All participants will receive a training packet and a $10 Wawa gift card.
The Education Center
5/8/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Change their Language Change their Lives
What you say to your child matters! In this interactive one-evening class, we will learn about the child's developing brain and how to choose words that lead to a feeling of hope and guide them toward success. One $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card will be raffled off and everyone will receive the book “One Million Kisses.”
The Education Center
5/8/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Multilingual: Trauma and Art: The Healing Power of Creation
The goal of this session is to help individuals “find their voices through art so that they can begin to express their hurt and find a way to heal their wounds.” Participants will use different mediums to express their emotions: papier mâché, paper cut, clay, or textiles. No art experience necessary. Interpretive services for this session will be provided in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Education Center
5/9/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Alternatives to a Four Year Degree
Come learn about the different opportunities that can lead to well-paying jobs in Philadelphia, such as an Associates degree, professional certificates, owning your own business, and apprenticeships. Opportunities for youth, such as Career and Technical Education high Schools will also be discussed.
Logan Library
5/15/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Basic Household Budgeting
This workshop helps participants set personal and financial goals to maintain their households and learn to save money. Participants learn the importance of living on a budget and how to create a budget. Participants will receive $5 gift cards.
PHA-Wilson Park
5/21/2019 10:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
Your Children, Their Doctor, and You
What happens at my children’s Healthy Check Ups and how can I use them to help them grow up healthy? How do vaccinations work and why do we need them? When should I take my children to the doctor for sick visits and when is a phone call enough? Attend this session and you will go home knowing these answers and much more. Participants will receive growth charts, vaccination information, descriptions of common childhood illnesses and other related materials.
The Education Center
5/21/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Power of Positive Parenting
Caregivers will learn all about what it means to practice positive parenting during the different ages and stages of children’s development.
The Education Center
5/21/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Simply STEM
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: · Articulate why STEM education is important to academic success, career access and real-life applications; · Implement simple, low-cost, and informative STEM activities with their children; · Procure relevant handouts and instructions for accessing additional information after the conclusion of the workshop. Participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
5/21/2019 10:00 PM
to 12:00 PM
Effective Requests and Effective Praise
This session focuses on teaching parents to use effective versus ineffective requests or directions. Parents also learn to combine praise with attention to strengthen or reinforce desired behavior. All participants will receive $10 gift cards.
The Education Center
5/22/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Crayola: Moved by Math
Making kids love math is a challenge to most parents. Math is a skill that takes a lot of brain power to master, and this can be experienced by kids as hard work. In this workshop participants discover art-inspired strategies that bring large numbers and math expressions to life with Crayola artistic math activities. This session uses a project-based learning foundation so participants learn important planning, design, and creativity skills supported by family. Participants will receive Moved by Math Kit,which includes art supplies; family engagement guide; and 3 visual, easy-to-use, project-based age appropriate activities.
Holmesburg Library
5/23/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Lakeshore: Family Math Games
The purpose of this workshop is to help improve the math skills of children by helping parents become better prepared to support them in math. Participants in this session will discover new kinds of math learning games that keep children learning at home with games that target key math skills and engage the whole family in the learning process! Participants will receive Math Game pack which includes materials for 15 different hands-on math games, and an in-depth activity book that describes each game and even explains how family engagement can boost student achievement at school.
Whitman Library
5/28/2019 4:00 PM
to 6:00 PM
P.L.A.N. Parents Lead and Read Math
Parents Lead and Read Math is a parent-led, fun-filled, interactive workshop geared for families with children from birth through third grade, yet is enjoyed by children of all ages. This train-the trainer session highlights successful methods used to actively engage parents and their children in reading, math and art activities. Each child will get a book, creative art and math activities to take home! Parents will receive an abbreviated lesson plan for each book that is complete with the materials needed, warm-up activities, and related follow-up activities/books. In addition, PA Standards and/or Common Core Standards for each book/activity will be included. Additional but limited prizes will be t-shirts and $10 gift cards.
Edward Gideon School
5/28/2019 5:00 PM
to 7:00 PM
Raising Confident Children
Caregivers will learn various techniques that help them to develop household routines that promote children’s ability to socialize with others, engage in learning, and establish their own routines.
Franklin S. Edmonds School