Yvonne Garner

I completed my Associates from the Community College of Philadelphia and this fall I’m attending Chestnut Hill College to get my bachelors degree in Human Services. Then I want to continue on to get my masters. Ultimately, I want to open my own nonprofit organization that focuses on helping those who are suffering from drug […]

What does the Graduate! Network model look like in a community?

To and Through Advising Model

The Graduate! Network has developed an approach to advising and supporting clients through college completion that addresses critical navigational, bureaucratic, social, motivational, and financial barriers, allowing colleges to focus on the academics with students who are now well-positioned to succeed.

The Graduate! Network’s advising model is designed to […]

Rick Himmons

“I got tired of working retail so I decided to go back to school and get my bachelors degree.  I want to expand my skills and then be able to put them to good use.

I was drawn to Peirce College for their business school.  Other colleges in the area do not put as […]

4 organizations that help Philadelphians get college degrees exploring ways to collaborate

“The four groups that help Philadelphians get a college education are exploringways to work together.

Their missions have similarities, and distinct differences. Campus Philly, Graduate! Philadelphia, PhillyGoes2College and the Graduation Coach Campaign help students to get their college degrees.”

Read more: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/02/07/4-organizations-that-help-philadelphians-get-college-degrees-exploring-ways-to-collaborate/

Mayoral Candidate Williams’ resume not quite right – again

“He left school, he went into the workforce. He later found out through [the Daily News] article 13 years ago that he did not actually officially graduate. So he went to school and got the credit he needed to graduate.”

Philadelphia Mayoral Candidate Anthony Williams did what he needed to do in order to complete his degree and joined the over 2,000 comebackers in Philadelphia. Learn more about the college degree attainment efforts in Philadelphia at www.graduatephiladelphia.org

Read more from the article here: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150211_Mayoral_candidate_Williams_resume_not_quite_right__again.html#4zkk6fbmxElprUvC.99

Anthony Banks

When I told a former co-worker that I would really like to go back to school, she highly recommended the Graduate! Philadelphia program. She told me that they were located near the Gallery mall in center city Philadelphia and that they would help me with applying for financial aid and provide other valuable assistance – […]

Michael Johnson

My name is Michael Johnson. I’m a non-traditional, 43-year-old graduating student in the Accelerated Behavioral Health and Science Program at Philadelphia University. It was not an easy decision to come back to school. Balancing family life, a full-time job and other numerous responsibilities, school seemed like a gigantic undertaking. And as you know, it was.

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Janice Saunders

The staff at Graduate! Philadelphia as well as the instructors and advisors at Neumann University offered me continuous encouragement, critical positive reviews and rewarding information.  After I received my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, I changed careers from secretarial/administrative duties to my first dream of coaching and tutoring women to become self-sufficient in mind, body, […]