Catholic Charities Appeal partners with Phillies for 9th Annual Catholic Charities Night at Citizens Bank Park – Delco Times

PHILADELPHIA — The Catholic Charities Appeal joins forces with the Philadelphia Phillies for its 9th annual “CCA Night with the Phillies” at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia on Thursday, June 30. The game, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves, will start at 6:17 p.m.
A portion of the proceeds from all tickets sold through a dedicated link will directly benefit CCA grantee programs that provide support for homeless people, students with special needs, food cupboards, after-school programs, and more.

Seats will be located in the outfield (sections 101-107) at $38 per ticket, the pavilion (sections 201-205) at $30 per ticket and the pavilion deck (section 310) at $20 per ticket.

If 500 or more tickets are sold, a student at Our Lady of Confidence Special Education School, a CCA recipient, will throw the first pitch for the game. In addition, a CCA beneficiary will sing the national anthem.

Those interested in supporting the ACC by purchasing tickets to the game can visit


Delaware County Community College and Wilkes University, based in Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, have signed an articulation agreement that will allow qualified Delaware County Community College graduates who earn an Associate of Arts in Education from early childhood to transition seamlessly as juniors into Wilkes University’s bachelor’s degree program in Elementary and Early Childhood Education.

This is the first such agreement between the two higher education institutions, and it comes at a time when Pennsylvania is short of early childhood education teachers, considered high priority professions for the Commonwealth.

The new agreement eliminates duplication of coursework to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education leading to a certification for teaching pre-kindergarten through fourth grade (PreK-4). The agreement also removes the need for course-by-course assessment and uses competency standards based on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s PreK-4 framework guidelines for associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. In addition, the agreement allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree online and makes available state-funded teacher training and compensation supports. Early Years Scholarship for child care center staff and home child care providers. It includes an 18-credit minor in reading instruction, preparing students to become highly effective educators.

Qualified Delaware County Community College students may transfer credits to Wilkes University as long as they have adhered to the program-to-program course transfer guidance scheme agreed to by the two schools; maintain at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0; pass the Praxis, Core or PAPA; and meet other program requirements. Some of the courses that will be transferred from college to university include Introduction to Special Education, which will be accepted into the university’s special needs education program, and Care and Education of infants and toddlers, who will be accepted in the first year of college. Foundations program. A total of 124 credits is required to graduate from Wilkes University’s bachelor’s degree.
For more information about Delaware County Community College, visit For more information about Wilkes University, visit

Delaware County Foundation announces over $1.75 million to local nonprofits

In its fourth major grantmaking cycle, the Delaware County Foundation announced more than $1.4 million in new impact grants to 51 area nonprofits and 11 impact grants year two totaling more than $369,000, for a total of more than $1.75 million invested in nonprofits serving Delaware County.

Grants have been awarded in the following areas:

Children’s Health and Welfare, $774,853; Community and economic development, $235,000; Food Security, $236,500; Palliative care and home care, $66,000; Cancer. $22,500; and Year Two Payments to 2021 Impact Beneficiaries, $369,435.

“We are thrilled to award more than $1.4 million to 51 deserving organizations providing essential services in Delaware County,” said Frances Sheehan, president of the foundation. “The nonprofits that received grants will tackle some of Delaware County’s most critical issues, including behavioral health, childhood trauma, maternal health, education, food security , housing stability and the environment.” Sheehan went on to emphasize that “The Foundation for Delaware County focuses on areas of acute need in our community, supporting organizations and initiatives that bring lasting change. We are deeply committed to being a resource for local nonprofits, now and for the long term. »

A complete list of awarded grants is available on the Foundation for Delaware County website:

A public charity founded in 2016, the Delaware County Foundation is the largest philanthropic organization serving Delaware County. One of 780 community foundations across the United States, the foundation encourages philanthropy by providing effective giving vehicles such as donor-advised funds, charitable annuities, and estate planning advice to generous individuals who want to make an impact in Delaware County and beyond. The foundation serves as a convener across sectors to address difficult community issues such as the need for a county health department.

The foundation operates the new Center for Nonprofit Excellence and provides grants to strengthen Delaware County’s nonprofit community.
With headquarters in media and service locations in Eddystone, Upper Darby, and Springfield, the Delaware County Foundation also operates the prestigious evidence-based programs Healthy Start, the WIC Nutrition Program, and the Nurse-Family Partnership. Other programs include El Centro (a Hispanic Resource Center), a Chester Upland School District Student Health Resource Center, and the new Housing Opportunities for Equity (HOPE) program. To learn more, visit the foundation on the web at and follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DelcoFdn.

‘Evening With The Divas’ Pays Tribute to Janis Joplin, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner and More

Host Joe Staffieri, host and master of ceremonies, will present “An Evening with the Divas,” at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 19, at The Oaks Ballroom, 511 W. Oak Lane, Glenolden. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., dinner starts at 4 p.m. and the show at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $55, which includes the buffet dinner, show, and cash bar. Anyone over the age of 21 is welcome and encouraged to buy early as it is expected to sell out quickly.
The show will feature tribute artists Suzette Dorsey as Tina Turner, Debbie Feeser as Barbra Streisand, April Young as Janis Joplin, Lori St. Martin as Olivia Newton John and Tommy C. as The Voice of Tribute.
For tickets or more information, call Joe at 610-745-2672.

Darby Colwyn Class of ’66 holds a reunion

The Darby Colwyn Class of 1966 will hold their 56th reunion, 8-11 p.m., Saturday, October 29, at the Yard Pub, West Chester Pike, Havertown.
The $30 ticket price includes buffet dinner and cash bar. To attend, send checks payable to: Elaine Kilian at 113 Forest Ave., Folsom, PA 19033. For details, contact [email protected]

Quizzo Night benefits the Domestic Violence Project

A Quizzo Game Night to benefit the Delaware County Domestic Violence Project will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Delaware County Bar Association, 335 W. Front St., Media. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost is $35. Teams are limited to a maximum of five.

The top two teams will win Amazon gift cards. The event is BYO for snacks and drinks. Water will be provided. For more information, call 610-565-4590 or email [email protected]

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