This January, PhilaSoup hosted two great events in the West Philly neighborhood.
West Philly Happy Hour
On January 24, 2016, we held a teacher happy hour at City Tap House in University City. Teachers got a free drink ticket and enjoyed snacks and mingling. We also asked teachers to answer the question, "What would you do with $200 for your classroom?" Some responses included purchasing materials to sew pouches for classroom library books, a Polaroid cube camera to film projects, and science lab equipment! Thank you to everyone who made it out and to City Tap House for hosting! Look for our happy hour in the Germantown/Mt. Airy neighborhood in the Spring!
Grades & Grants
Winter storm Jonas got us down, but not out! Our grade-in/grant-writing workshop, "Grades & Grants" was originally scheduled for January 24, 2016, but Mother Nature had other plans!
With Philadelphia covered in snow, we had to reschedule the event for Jan. 31, 2016 at Green Line Cafe on 45th and Locust Streets in West Philly.
Representatives from PledgeCents, a crowdfunding platform for educators, and the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were in attendance. Both shared with our attendees how their projects and organizations can help educators reach their funding goals.
We also led a grant writing workshop, where we reviewed the questions of PhilaSoup’s application and touched on key pieces of information that should be included in participants’ applications. Participants shared their projects with each other and brainstormed ways to approach the grant application, all while enjoying coffee on us!
Thanks to our speakers, our attendees and to Green Line Cafe. We are always accepting applications for grants, so check out our web site at philasoup.org/proposals!