American Paradigm Schools Announcement Celebration
The nonprofit educational management organization, American Paradigm Schools, held a cocktail reception to announce its formation on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the Independence Visitor Center. The founders and management team of First Philadelphia Charter School and Tacony Academy Charter School announced that there would be a new model in struggling schools and districts that would replicate the successful inner-city charter school program. Soledad O'Brien and Paul Vallas served as the keynote speakers, while Monique Braxton of NBC 10 was the MC. The event was hosted by CEO and Co-Founder Stacey Cruise and Co-Founder Gerald Santilli, and they provided attendees with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Photography by Joseph Kaczmarek.