This year’s “Phans Feeding Families” campaign is getting a financial jumpstart from Citizens Bank.
According to officials, the money will go to help the University City District find students from West Philadelphia to participate in a certificate program to become a physician’s assistant.
Citizens Bank CEO Dan FitzPatrick acknowledged that business leaders may not commonly be seen as public school advocates, but he says they should be.
Citizens Bank is putting the money behind a community outreach effort for residents who live around the campus of Drexel University.
With jobs in manufacturing on the rise across the country, Mayor Michael Nutter has created a task force to find ways Philadelphia can jump on that bandwagon.