The series follows myriad Philadelphia School District students, parents and caregivers, staff, and teachers, along with Helen Gym, Co-Founder of Parents United for Public Education, and Jerry Jordan, President of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, as they tour Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Schools. This segment – Revival From The Roots: Willard Elementary features Willard Elementary, an elementary school located in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Willard serves a diverse and struggling population of families in one of Philadelphia’s poorest communities. The school provides many services to families and community members outside the school’s walls – offers many features of a “community school”, or a school that provides an expanded curriculum, wraparound supports for entire families, and deep involvement with the community.
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