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PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: College access for all ages, breakfast at The Exchange and painting in Parkside

A weekly open mic event at A Poet Art Gallery

A Poet Art Gallery

Check out our picks for the week's top events.
Exchange PHL Breakfast Series
Tuesday, October 20
8:30 - 10 a.m.
1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia

The Exchange PHL, a shared office space for nonprofits and philanthropy organizations, has two great Breakfast Series events coming up, the first in October and the second in November. This month's topic is, "How do we know when we've struck social innovation?" Speakers include Luke Butler, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Tine Turton-Hansen, co-founder of the Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab, Nicholas Torres, co-founder of Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab, and Tina Wahl, president of The Barra Foundation. The conversation will focus on innovation in the nonprofit and social sectors. November's conversation will take the findings and ideas from October's session and move the conversation from entrepreneurship to operations. 

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On the Ground: College Access for the Family Week
Monday, October 12 - Thursday, October 15
3 - 7 p.m.
A Poet's Art Gallery, 4032 W. Girard Ave.

It's never too late or early to learn how to plan, apply, and pay for a college education. Regardless of whether you're in middle school, high school or an adult learner, there's a program this week for you! 

Monday features a session for adults who have some college credit and are looking to finish their degree. On Tuesday, there will be one-on-one consulting sessions on how to succeed in college, and a chess and debate challenge for students. If you're looking to serve as a mentor for youth who are navigating high school, college and beyond, Wednesday will have a training session for mentors. The week of sessions will wrap up Thursday with an opportunity to speak with a financial aid counselor from West Chester University.

On the Ground: Painting Party
Saturday, October 17
1 - 3 p.m. (kids); 4 - 6 p.m. (adults)
A Poet's Art Gallery, 4032 W. Girard Ave.

Join us at a fun painting party! Check out our #OnTheGroundPhilly space and our current neighborhood Parkside. No need to bring any supplies, everything you need will be provided including materials, canvas and paint. And don't worry about painting on an empty stomach, refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP to [email protected]

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