PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The report from a series of community forums, held to inform the search process for the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, is now available to the public at www.LIVEUNITEDphilly.org.
On January 10, 2012, the Superintendent Search Committee of the School Reform Commission (SRC) proposed initial criteria for the next leader of the School District of Philadelphia. United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement conducted a series of community forums to garner public input, which in turn informed the final search criteria. Ten of these events were open to the public and were held in neighborhood high schools – one in each city council district.
The publicly-available report provides a summary of the findings of these forums concerning each criterion set forth by the SRC. It also provides an overview of the themes that emerged from discussions at each of the forums.
For additional information, or to access the report, visit the Penn Project for Civic Engagement at http://www.gse.upenn.edu/pcel/programs/ppce or United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania at www.LIVEUNITEDphilly.org.
About United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people's lives. United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measure the results. United Way is advancing the common good in southeastern Pennsylvania by focusing on education for children, income for families and health for seniors. For more information about United Way, please visit: www.LIVEUNITEDsepa.org.
Penn Project for Civic Engagement
The Penn Project for Civic Engagement develops, implements and facilitates public deliberations on important policy issues. We bring stakeholders together to identify and act on problems in their community, business or organization. Our structured dialogues unite stakeholder values with expert knowledge and leadership to produce momentum for real solutions. For more information about the Penn Project for Civic Engagement, please visit: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/pcel/programs/ppce.
SOURCE United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania