Winter Soup - February 21, 2016
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the Slought Gallery in West Philly!
We had over 80 educators, education supporters and friends who came together to enjoy brunch and soup and learn about innovative classroom ideas in need of funding.
Your ticket sales and a matching grant from PhilSoup raised over $1,500 in support of Philadelphia education. We heard from three great presenters - Alessandra from John B. Stetson Charter School presented "A Garden Grows in Kensington" seeking funding to keep their community garden free of litter and create a cookbook featuring produce from their garden; Rachel from Southwark Elementary School presented "Responsive Classroom Trainings" seeking funding to attend a full-day training workshop regarding responsive training; and Christina from Cristo Rey presented "Shakespeare in Residence" to fund an artist in residence theater program from 9th graders.
After voting for our favorite projects, each of the presenters walked away winners with money to fund their ideas, but Christina was the big winner!
Thank you to everyone who joined us, to Metropolitan Bakery, Di Bruno Brothers, Honey's Sit 'N Eat, Federal Donuts and Panera for the food, the team from Slought Gallery for the amazing space, our fabulous photographer, Amy Leigh, and all of your for a fantastic soup event!