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Weekly Newsletter #60

Published on Thursday, January 26th

In transit to the Wissahickon

What We’re…

👍 Planning: Revolution Potluck Dinner on February 6th from 5:30-7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone! Here is the Sign Up.

 🙏 Appreciating: January is National Thank You Month! Revolution is celebrating gratitude! “What have you done for others in the last week?” What have others done for you? What have you done for yourself as an act of kindness?

🍪 Craving: Our Revolution entrepreneur, Tasneem A, is selling Girl Scout cookies. If you are interested, please email Tas at

💚 Sharing: We have raised $308,197 toward our goal of $1 million. Help support Revolution School as a donor and a fundraiser. It’s easy! Please share the link to our giving page or sign up to become a fundraiser for our school. Simply set your own goal and share your personalized fundraising page with friends and family!

Senior Families, join us for a Senior Planning Committee Meeting on February 6th from 4:30-5:15 pm before the upcoming Revolution Potluck Dinner. We would love your input and support as we begin planning for our Revolution School milestone events–Prom, Graduation and a possible Leadership Retreat! Please let us know if you can join us. Email

Nominate a Student to enter the “I Am Philly Contest!”  PhillyGoes2College

In partnership with Wawa Welcome America and Vanguard accepting submissions to the I Am Philadelphia Contest! This contest highlights and celebrates the aspirations of our city’s young residents. Philadelphia high school students can submit original works in one of four categories:

  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Spoken word
  • Investment

Winners of each category will receive one-of-a-kind prizes, including the opportunity to perform or display their work at this summer’s Wawa Welcome America Festival (June 19 through July 4, 2023) and a $1,000 prize per category winner! Submissions are open NOW and will close April 14, 2023.

Help us spread the word about our Discovery Day Open House! If you know a family that would be a great fit for Revolution School, encourage them to join us on February 1. Prospective families can register for the event or schedule time for a visit on our NEW events page!

Call for Google reviews! This National Thank You month, we invite you to share your gratitude with a Google review that helps us stand out as we recruit students for the upcoming school year. It’s easy–from your smartphone, type Revolution School into Google Maps. Scroll down to “Rate & Review” and give us a start rating (we’re hoping for 5!) and leave a comment. 

Senior Portraits will be taken by Holly James-Gordon, HJG Through My Eyes on Tuesday, February 7. Please book your senior’s appointment and choose your graduation package HERE. 

Community Gathering on February 6! Please sign up to bring a dish HERE.

Advance College Experience: ACE Your Summer Experience with Us: See what it’s like to be in college with Community College of Philadelphia’s summer ACE (Advanced College Experience) program. An opportunity that you will never forget, ACE provides college-level courses for highly motivated students going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades, as well as students up to age 21 pursuing a high school equivalency credential. Through ACE, you can make new friends, explore a career interest, study timely and relevant issues, and earn college credit.

Environmental Science students are exploring the health of waterways around us and tested the water quality at various locations in the Wissahickon. Students spent the morning taking in the scenic watershed and trails which involved a meditation hike with Carlos and water testing at the Devil’s Pool area.

Urban Eminence: community building through handball in North Philly and Carlos’ podcast workshops.

Revolution Students collaborated with students from Friends Select as they launched this year’s Social Justice Week. Aveon, Journey, and Don did the outreach to confirm several of the day’s workshops and even the end keynote speaker (thanks Journey!) Sessions included an art exhibition of co-victims of gun violence and a writing session with journalist Michael Butler, who flew in from Miami.

  • Three reasons to start your career with College Possible AmeriCorps: The transition from college to career can be both exciting and overwhelming. While today’s job market offers a wealth of options – including the allure of generous salaries and perks – knowing which option will best kickstart your career can be tough. Here are three compelling benefits you’ll experience with College Possible AmeriCorps service.
  • Parents of Seniors: Please complete the FAFSA financial aid form by the end of January. Details are here. (Some colleges will require parents to complete the more detailed CSS Profile form as well as the FAFSA.) If you have questions about either form, please reach out or the FAFSA support line 800-433-3243.
  • Students can also apply for merit scholarships to help defray college costs. Here is a list of trusted websites for scholarship searching.
  • Herb it Forward Scholarship Opportunity & Application: To provide financial assistance to students who have an incredibly optimistic spirit, a desire to help others, and a passion for giving back to their communities.
  • NACAC Virtual Fair  February 19, 1:00-6:00 pm
  • Credential Pathway Program Options for Revolution Students 2022-2023 – We Love Philly Should be on his list!!!

  • Friday, January 27: Student-led Parent/Advisor Conferences (In person)
  • Monday, February 6: Community Gathering 5:30 – 7:00
  • NACAC Virtual Fair  February 19, 1:00-6:00 pm

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