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Join in for the June event; film released

May 18, 2015 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook
The Notebook, in collaboration with 5th Borough Films, has produced and screened a powerful 30-minute documentary about the challenging path from West Philadelphia to college taken by University of Pennsylvania student Glen Casey. A sophomore, Casey ... More

Documentary premiere depicts trauma in life of student now attending Penn

Apr 28, 2015 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
Casey was born and raised in West Philadelphia, surrounded by drugs and violence. But with the help of counselors, mentors, teachers at University City High School – and most of all, a mother who never quit on him – he's now a University of ... More

Watch 'Glen's Village,' a film about childhood trauma, in its entirety

May 8, 2015 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
The Notebook, in collaboration with 5th Borough Films, has produced a 30-minute documentary about the challenging path from West Philadelphia to college taken by University of Pennsylvania student Glen Casey. Now a sophomore, Casey overcame childhood ... More

A student's turnaround gets him to Penn, despite painful new challenges

May 4, 2015 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
The two of them strode down the hall in University City High School, Glen Casey's strides long and loping, the smaller Rich Neal, Glen's caseworker at NorthEast Treatment Centers, struggling to keep up. “Glen got a B on his report card and ... Another ... More

A Q&A With School of Education Dean Nancy Songer

Apr 24, 2015 • DrexelNow
A second attraction was that the University had partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to look at the potential of building a new kindergarten-through-eighth-grade elementary and middle school on the site of the former University City High ... More

Glen's Village: A mother reached out, and a son got needed services

Apr 30, 2015 • Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
Glen stands outside Studio 7, a lounge in West Philadelphia, which he said was a hangout for his father. In 2005, his father was deported to ... And the problems continued into 9th grade at University City High School. “I don't think Glen passed one ... More

Drexel and Wexford Purchase University City High School Site

Jun 16, 2014 • DrexelNow
Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed today on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City ... More

Drexel plans $1 billion development at ex-high school site

Jun 16, 2014 • Philly.com (blog)
Drexel University says it plans to attract around $1 billion in financing to build housing, stores, labs, offices, parking and maybe a public school on 2.7 million square feet (more than double the size of Philadelphia's tallest building, the Comcast ... More

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