Come out to support the American Paradigm Schools Inc., Arts Collaborative. Only $10 for a wrist band and your first drink is free! For the duration of the happy hour ( power hour) your drinks and appetizers will be half off!! The faculty and staff of APS schools will be playing in a series of babsketball games on March 1 and March 27, so let's toast their efforts as well! Arts programs in schools are being eliminated and we want to make sure that our students will not suffer! All proceeds will go to funding Word Jam and Music Fest expenses.
March 1 - Tavern on Broad ( 200 S. Broad Street)
March 27 - McFaddens ( 461 N. 3rd Street)
Must be 21 with proper id.
$10 wristbands for first drink free and 1/2 off drink and appetizers
Great locations, great people, great cause.
Donation envelopes will be available at the event.
If you cannot attend and would still like to send a donation to the APS Arts Collaborative please email [masked]
or mail to:
American Paradigm Schools
200 South Broad Street Suite 1120
Philadelphia, PA 19102
American Paradigm Schools
In 2002, a group of motivated directors founded a new type of school in the City of Brotherly Love. The First Philadelphia Charter School launched and provided a diverse student body – comprised of children from all over the city of Philadelphia, from all ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds – with a quality, purposeful education. The concept caught on quickly and First Philly opened a state-of-the-art facility two years later and another model school, Tacony Academy, soon after that. In fact, the founders of the schools were approached to open similar schools in similar deserving neighborhoods in need. The Frankford Valley Foundation for Literacy was next. Designed for the benefit of the entire community, the Foundation’s mission is to support and expand opportunities for advancement.
To facilitate this positive growth and effectively standardize the successful offering to new, unique schools located elsewhere, First Philadelphia Paradigm was established. With the goal of replicating the original charter school model, First Philadelphia Paradigm’s goal was to create life-changing educational choices for children.
It wasn’t long before the scope of First Philadelphia Paradigm was expanded as the institution was called upon to provide more services to a broader range of students and schools in need.
In April 2012, American Paradigm Schools was matched with a school as part of Philadelphia's Renaissance Initiative turnaround program. The community surrounding John Paul Jones Middle School voted for American Paradigm to reform the school from top to bottom so that students have a better chance to achieve. In May of 2012, the school officially became Memphis Street Academy Charter.