Community College of Philadelphia


LGBTQ&A: Vincent Scarfo

Vincent Scarfo is the inaugural coordinator for Community College of Philadelphia’s brand-new MarcDavid LGBTQ Center. We chat with the genderqueer mover and shaker on their […]


Philly Restaurants Are Teaming Up to Help Local Youth Become Culinary Leaders

Selena Natal always loved to cook. As a kid in North Philly, she learned from her abuela, who was always in the kitchen, morning to night, as well […]


Community College of Philadelphia Drops “Colonials” Nickname

First it was the College of the Holy Cross, which recently axed the Massachusetts school’s familiar “Crusaders” mascot over fear of its less-than-holy connotation. Now, the Community […]


Hamilton Construction Gets Under Way With Ceremonial Brick-Breaking

Philadelphia City Council members, Community College of Philadelphia officials, and executives of Radnor Property Group gathered before an invited audience this morning (Sept. 12th) to […]


Temple, Penn, Drexel Students Plan Walkouts During Trump’s Inauguration

Students from several Philadelphia universities, including Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, are planning to walk out of their classrooms during president-elect […]


Go Residential and They Will Come: CCP’s Plan to Hook Foreign Students

The area at 15th and Hamilton streets may become “home sweet home” to the hundreds of international students the Community College of Philadelphia hopes to […]


White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer to Speak at CCP Graduation

From West Philly to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Deesha Dyer is our own hometown success story. The Washington Post describes her as “a girl from a […]


CCP, Kutztown U. Get Muzzle Awards for “Stifling Free Speech”

In the movie business, one award that you don’t want to get is the Golden Rasberry. Known as The Razzies, they are bestowed upon the worst films […]


WATCH: College Protesters: “We Are #Mizzou”

A crowd of about 300 took to the middle of Broad Street Thursday evening to make a point about student debt and racial inequality. As […]


CCP Adjunct Professor, Black Lives Matter Activist Suspended After Speaking at Rally

Editor’s Note: The headline of this story has been updated to clarify the nature of the rally. Last Thursday, at a rally initiated by the […]


Police: Male in Custody in CCP Incident

[UPDATE: 11:39 A.M.] According to police radio, a male is in custody. A police wagon was summoned to 17th street. All parents of students are […]


So You Want to Open a Food Truck

The Community College of Philadelphia is offering classes on how to own and operate a food truck. The course, Mobile Food Management: Introduction to Food Entrepreneurship, […]


Community College of Philadelphia: Average Results for Above-Average Cost

The Community College of Philadelphia is delivering average results at above average prices, according to a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts. Although CCP students earned associate degrees […]


John Boehner Uses Taylor Swift GIFs to Warn America About Obama’s Community College Plan

John Boehner apparently has a stockpile of Taylor Swift GIFs, and they finally seem to have come in handy. On his website this afternoon the […]


Obama’s Community College Plan Would Be a Total Disaster

Obama’s dream plan to offer free community college tuition to students across the nation could work. The key word here is “could.” It would require […]