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Student voices: The Small Free Library project

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in General | No Comments

During the fall of 2014, tenth graders at the Workshop School are researching, designing, building, and installing Small Free Libraries (SFL) across the West Philadelphia community.  With the help of three partners — the 52nd Street Development Corporation, the University City District, and Bartram’s Garden — we hope to have fifteen of these boxes this […]

Student Voices: Once in a Lifetime at URBN

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in General | No Comments

Recently 8 Workshop students spent a day at Urban Outfitters’ Building 543 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. They helped set up the space for a fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Scholarship Fund. Keyshawn Stran and Qwontay Hunter describe their experience. Keyshawn writes: Visiting Urban Outfitters at the Navy Yard was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me […]

Peer Pressure

Posted by on Sep 21, 2014 in General | One Comment

Tomorrow I’m running 13.1 miles. I am not a distance runner. My friends are. I’m happy when I run five miles. Six isn’t bad. I never have the desire to run ten miles. And yet, I’m running a half marathon tomorrow. I signed up mostly because I wanted to please my friends. However, there have […]


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