Pythagorean Math Lesson – Camp Phoenix

Our seventh-ninth grade campers learned about the Pythagorean Theorem (you remember a2 + b2 = c2 – the sum of the areas of the two squares on the legs (a and b) equals the area of the square on the hypotenuse (c)). A drawing and a little construction paper help to make it clear. #mathclass #pythagoreantheorem #triangle #summerlearning #chestereastside

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From Math to Science!

The morning’s math morphed into science, as the seventh-ninth graders calculated the proportions of the planets. From Mercury to Neptune (any maybe even Pluto), our kids can figure out their size. #math #science #planets #proportions #chestereastside

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Community Garden is Producing

Fruits, veggies and the herbs that season them always taste better when they’re from your garden. Our children have begun harvesting the spring crops, like carrots. Can tomatoes, cucumbers be far behind? #garden #springcrops #summercrops #harvest #delish #chestereastside

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Visual Arts Club – Camp Phoenix

Cézanne, Monet and Renoir have nothing on our seven and eight-year-old campers. The Visual Arts Club focused on Impressionist painting and their waterfalls definitely display the movement’s focus on thin brush strokes, ordinary subject matter and an emphasis on light and movement. Next stop – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. #impressionism #summercamp #metropolitanmuseumofart #painting #chestereastside

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Passing of Michael Hackman

We were saddened to learn of the death Saturday of Michael Hackman, of The Uncommon Individual Foundation – UIF. UIF is a partner agency with Chester Eastside and Michael and UIF have been integrally involved in our Phoenix After School Initiatives by providing the web-based literacy program iReady! We extend our sincere condolences to the Hackman family and the Uncommon Individual Foundation. #uncommonindividualfoundation #afterschoolprogram #literacy #condolences #saddened #chestereastside

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U.S. Representative and Civil Rights icon John Lewis

U.S. Representative and Civil Rights icon John Lewis came from humble beginnings. He worked tirelessly to bring change in the United States of America. He stood for justice in the power centers of our country. His stature loomed large in the Halls of Congress, and his integrity was without question. Chester Eastside, Inc. continues Representative Lewis’ legacy of working for a more just society, and today we honor his memory. #RepJohnLewis #USHouseOfRepresentatives #CivilRightsIcon #honor #chestereastside

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Philadelphia’s PHL COVID-19 Fund raised $17.5 million from 8,500 donors in four months for nonprofits

We made the Philadelphia Inquirer! Chester Eastside was one of several organizations featured in an article about the way the Philadelphia Foundation PHL COVID-19 Fund is benefiting local organizations. #philadelphiainquirer #philadelphiafoundation #phlcovid19fund #foodinsecurity #coronavirus #reopening #chestereastside

Philadelphia’s PHL COVID-19 Fund raised $17.5 million from 8,500 donors in four months for nonprofits
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Our Future is Looking Rather Bright

Two of our campers sent this picture to Eddie that really brought joy to his day. He noted it served as a reminder in these dark times that with children like them, our future is looking rather bright! #campers #brightfuture #missyou #chestereastside

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Happy 4th of July

“The essence of America — that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an idea — and what an idea it is: that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from, but where you are going.”
– Condoleezza Rice
“In America, change is possible. It’s in our hands. Together, I know we’ll get there. Look how far we’ve already come.”
— Barack Obama
Happy Fourth! #fourthofjuly #independenceday #condoleezzarice #barackobama #chestereastside

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