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On the Ground: It's a party in Parkside! Check out these upcoming events

Check out these awesome upcoming events at A Poet Art Gallery, Flying Kite's home On the Ground in Parkside.

Transformations Art Exhibition opening: 10/10

Join us on Saturday, October 10 from 8 - 10 p.m. for the opening of our Transformation Art Exhibit. We'll be showcasing artists from West Philadelphia, some of our former On the Ground neighborhoods and beyond. This includes work by Tieshka K Smith, Michael Heston, Rachelle Pierre-Louis, Marvin Dozier, Randall Watson and more! 

Music, food and drink will be provided! Show is free and open to the public.

A Poet Art Gallery is accessible by SEPTA. The 38 Bus and Girard Ave. trolley both run close by. Street parking is available for those arriving by car. 

Transformation Art Exhibition runs through October 31. 

Graduate Philadelphia's College Access for the Family Week: 10/12-10/15

It’s never too early or too late to learn how to plan, apply, and pay for a college education. 

During the week of October 12 – 15, in partnership with Flying Kite Media, Graduate! Philadelphia, PhillyGoes2College, the Graduation Coach Campaign, West Chester University and After School Activities Partnerships will host a series of college access programs for the entire family.

From middle school students to high school students to the adult learner -- there will be helpful information and resources for everyone! All workshops will be held at 4032 W. Girard Ave at Poet Art Gallery from approximately 3 - 7 p.m.

Here’s the rundown:

• On Monday (10/12), Graduate! Philadelphia will kick things off with a session for adults who have some college credit and are ready to go back to school to complete their college degree and advance their careers. 

• On Tuesday (10/13), PhillyGoes2College will provide resources and one-on-one consulting sessions on how to succeed in college. 

• Also on Tuesday (10/13), After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) offer chess and debate challenges for students. Come test your skills!

• On Wednesday (10/14) the Graduate Coach Campaign will provide training for adults who want to serve as mentors for the young people in their lives who are navigating high school, college and beyond. 

• Finally, on Thursday (10/15), a financial aid counselor from West Chester University will be available to answer all of your questions on how to pay for college. Topics covered will include scholarships, grants and loans.  

Click here for more details.

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