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Latanya Buckner and Chante Smith were standing on the same stage this past summer receiving their graduation certificates during Project HOME’s College Access Program (CAP) ceremony.
Both young women found their way to the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs (HLCCTL) afterschool program that helped them get to, and through college.

Their reasons for coming to the program, though, couldn’t have been more different.


From NBC10:

Mikel Louis, who claims King Kells as his stage name, is a North Philadelphia student who now has his first album out. Louis says the opportunities he’s had only came along because of Inner Power Records, a free, student-run record label.

Project HOME recently held a very special graduation celebration at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs for the high school graduates and alumni of the College Access Program (CAP).

This year, 12 students received their high school diplomas with 10 graduates moving directly on to post-secondary education in the fall.

Project HOME is Seeking Placements for Summer Interns

The John and Sheila Connors Youth Employment Program at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs provides the opportunity for high school and college students enrolled in the College Access Program to complete a summer internship where they are paid for up to 120 hours over a six week period.

Advancing on the Path

Nancy Jones’ excitement is infectious. You feel it immediately when you talk with her.

And she has reason to be excited. Tomorrow, she heads out to Erie, Pennsylvania—her first time she will live away from her North Philadelphia home—to begin her college career at Mercyhurst University.

The “E” in Project HOME spoke to Richard Brinkman in a particular way. Education wasn’t just important in Brinkman’s life–it changed his life. More important, access to education shaped his life, and the ripples are still being felt in his own family

On February 23, a group of students from Project HOME’s College Access Program attended a Philadelphia 76ers game with their business mentors from The Harold A Honickman Entrepreneur Program at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs. This program provides high school students the opportunity to research and develop their own products and/or business proposals. As a way to evaluate the process and build relationships, students present twice a year to their group of mentors.

Meet the Maker | Inayah Clay

For 17-year-old Inayah Clay, Project HOME has become a second home of sorts. 

Off the Couch

This story originally appeared in our summer edition of News from HOME.

Jessica Hartfield shared this reflection at our College Access Program (CAP) graduation  last year. She graduated from the University of  Pennsylvania with a Masters in Social Work in May 2015.

As I look out at you, our CAP participants, I feel as though I have just left those seats. I remember how unsure, intimidated, and apprehensive  about the future I was.

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