SOURCE: Chester Community Charter School

Chester Community Charter School

February 21, 2017 12:10 ET

Media Advisory: Chester Community Charter School To Commemorate Black History Month with Musical Performances, Poetry Readings at Third Annual "Night of Dreams" Program

Pennsylvania's Largest K-8 Charter School to Celebrate African-American Achievements, in conjunction with the City of Chester's Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee

CHESTER, PA--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) -

TO: City Editors, Education Editors, Photo Editors, Assignment Editors, News Directors, Broadcast Editors, Education Bloggers, Arts and Culture Editors, Online Content Managers and Managing Editors

WHAT: Chester Community Charter School (CCCS), the largest K-8 charter school in Pennsylvania, invites members of the media to attend "Night of Dreams," a Black History Month program, to be held Wednesday, February 22, on the school's East Campus, wherein more than 60 students, will showcase their talents, to an estimated 265 CCCS parents, faculty staff, and community members, and pay homage to prominent African-Americans. This event is held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Memorial Committee of the City of Chester, a nonprofit organization, which aims to honor and continue Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy of service, peace and equality.

This year, the "Night of Dreams" program will have a "Motown" theme, wherein students will salute black achievers by performing songs from artists such as the Supremes, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye. The program will also serve as an opportunity for scholars, from each of CCCS's three campuses, to collaborate and display their talents in one comprehensive production.

Arts and music, as well as literacy, have been ongoing initiatives of CCCS since the school was re-awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant, in 2012. These subjects have been included in CCCS's academic curriculum, extracurricular activities and special events.

WHO:

  • Dr. David Clark, CEO, Chester Community Charter School
  • More than 60 Chester Community Charter School students
  • An estimated 260 parents, guardians and community members
  • Chester Community Charter School administrators, faculty and staff

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(Performances to begin at 6:15pm)

WHERE:

Chester Community Charter School
East Campus - Gymnasium
214 E. 5th Street
Chester, PA 19103

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