The mission of United Communities Southeast Philadelphia is to improve the quality of life for every generation and member of the multicultural community we serve by providing educational, advocacy, and social programs.
Why she's awesome: As one of her program's youngest students, Kelly always attempts to show kindness and compassion for her peers. She is very helpful to her fellow classmates and the program staff. Rarely is Kelly ever seen not smiling and laughing with her friends. Academically, Kelly displays excellence on a daily basis. She completes her homework in a timely manner and loves to read books aloud. Kelly is truly an asset to her program and an example to her peers.
Last week, United Communities celebrated its 5th Annual Spring Fundraiser at South Bowl! Attendees had a blast, partaking in unlimited bowling, food, drinks, and a silent auction. This year, we highlighted the work that United Communities has been doing with the Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow Program, a United Way initiative aimed at preparing young women in middle and high school for college and career readiness.
We are proud to report that we sold over 160 tickets and raised over $10,000, our highest ever!! We would be remiss not to thank our incredibly generous sponsors and donors, without whom this fundraiser would not have been possible:
Than Than joined the Furness OST Music Club in the 9th grade with the intention of learning how to play the piano. Since then, she has tackled every challenge that was put in front of her. After spending her first two years in OST learning to play the piano, she decided it was time for a new challenge, and became the leader of the Furness OST Music Band. She has represented United Communities and Furness OST at many concerts and events, always surpassing everyone’s expectations.
As a student, she is even more phenomenal! Her straight A's landed her on the Honor Roll in 9, 10, and 11th grade, shes's had perfect attendance from 9th through 12th grade, and has received two congressional awards. Capping off a fantastic high school experience, Than Than learned that she has been accepted to the following Universities: