Additionally, the property presented $12,000 to Delaware County Community College. This donation serves as the first part of a $60,000 commitment to be presented over 5-years. Funds received from this check will go towards building a new demonstration kitchen for culinary art students.
Donation ceremonies and check presentations were held to celebrate each of the organizations and show Harrah’s Philadelphia’s on-going commitment to the community.
The Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County was created in 1976 as part of a movement to provide safety, advocacy, and supportive services to victims of domestic abuse. Empowering victims of abuse and domestic violence prevention are at the core of their mission. Each year, thousands of victims of abuse and their children are supported through their 24/7 hotline, emergency safe shelter, counseling, and legal advocacy.
Chester Senior Center, one of the Senior Community Services senior centers, is working to give individuals a self-sufficient lifestyle by helping older people remain healthier, more active, and more independent. SCS is a community-based organization with over 39 years of experience, four national accredited senior centers, and an abundance of programs directly serving the aging population in the service area of Delaware County.
Delaware County Community College strives to facilitate learning by providing quality educational programs and services that are student-focused, accessible, comprehensive, and flexible to meet the educational needs of the diverse communities it serves.
The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by resorts owned or operated by Caesars Entertainment and is the entity through which Caesars funds non-profit programs. visit http://www.caesars.com/corporate.
Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack features over 1,500 slot machines, live table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Baccarat, and has become a major destination for harness racing on the East Coast.
DCCC chosen to participate in national initiative to provide education and training to incarcerated individuals
Delaware County Community College has been selected by the US Department of Education to participate in a national initiative that provides education and training to incarcerated individuals. The college is one of an additional 73 institutions nationwide that will take part in the “Second Chance Pell Experiment,” which since 2015 has helped incarcerated individuals gain access to higher education and training. Participating institutions can begin accessing Pell grants as early as July 1.
“Ultimately, this program will provide incarcerated individuals with a pathway to stable, sustainable jobs, which, in turn, minimize the will of recidivism,” says Delaware County Community College President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black.
“The Second Chance Pell grant will provide transformative change to prepare incarcerated individuals with the essential workforce skills and credentials to successfully transition into employment as well as additional pathways,” says Laura Williams, warden of the George Hill Correctional Facility in Glen Mills, one of the college’s partners.