Longtime Fixture In Philadelphia’s Education Community Bids Farewell

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A conference today at Drexel University will bid farewell to a longtime fixture in Philadelphia’s education community.

For 16 years, Joan Mazzotti has led Philadelphia Futures, the group that provides counseling and money for low-income, first-generation students to help them get to college and succeed once they get there.

She says now, it’s time to step aside and allow a new executive director to implement his or her vision. Mazzotti, a huge Phillies and baseball fan, said she wanted to end her career as Derek Jeter did in his last at-bat at Yankee Stadium.

“And that’s what I’ve always said, I wanted to hit a walk-off. And 2016 was a great year for us. So it’s a good time for me to step away.”

As for her own future, the 66-year-old Mazzotti said she plans to continue to be a champion for vulnerable communities.

“This has not been a job for me. This has been my personal mission.”

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  1. At least, it’s great there exist programs that help funding students’ education, because this is always difficult counting on the fact that college education in the US is super expensive. People always have to think of ways how to sponsor their studies. Sometimes they have to work hard in order to afford their college fee. They work part-time, but that can affect their studies. Hopefully, they can always turn to http://myessaywritinghelp.com/ and get their assignments done by professional writers. This is super convenient for students who are busy 24/7.

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