Thursday, August 6, 2015
The General Education Development credential measures high school level knowledge and skills and is accepted as an equivalent to a high school diploma by 98 percent of colleges and 96 percent of employers.
Delaware County Community College offers preparation for candidates interested in earning their GED credential. Adult Basic Education levels and more advanced preparation classes are available.
Delaware County Community College operates as an official Pennsylvania GED Testing Center for residents in Delaware and Chester Counties. The GED testing consists of five separate tests: Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Reading. Candidates who successfully pass the GED test will earn a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.
Who is eligible to take the GED Tests in Pennsylvania?
If you are 18 years old or older, you must meet the following criteria to take the GED Tests in Pennsylvania:
- Be a resident of Pennsylvania
- Have not graduated from high school or received a high school diploma or equivalency certificate
- Are not enrolled in a public, licensed private, registered accredited, or licensed nonpublic secondary school
- Can provide necessary documentation to prove your identity
If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must meet the above criteria and also provide written verification from your school superintendent or principal stating that you are withdrawn from school. In addition, you must provide a letter on official letterhead from one of the following:
- An employer stating that you must pass the GED Tests in order to gain or maintain employment
- A college or postsecondary training institution stating that passing GED test scores are required for enrollment
- A branch of the Armed Services stating that passing GED test scores are necessary for induction
No persons under the age of 16 are eligible to take the GED Tests in Pennsylvania.
If you have a physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability that makes it difficult for you to take the GED tests, you may request special testing accommodations. Ask your test examiner for the appropriate request form and instructions. Each request is considered on an individual basis.
Volunteer Tutor Program
The College’s grant-funded Adult Basic Education and GED® program offers volunteer tutors and volunteer classroom assistants the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
Being a volunteer requires your time, sincerity and commitment over a six-month period. Volunteers work one-on-one, three hours per week and meet in a public place.
Our list of those waiting to receive tutoring include:
- English-speaking immigrants who need to improve basic reading, writing and math skills before advancing to a GED® classroom
- Adult students from Delaware and Chester counties who need to improve basic reading, writing and math skills before moving into a GED® classroom
- Students who have not completed their GED® credential and are in need of higher level math skills
Classroom assistants are needed to support GED® instructors and students in the classroom as they work to improve skills for GED® completion. Classes are held on all College campuses in Delaware and Chester Counties. Day and evening hours are available and are site dependent.
To participate in our tutoring program, you are required to have or be pursuing a four-year degree, pass state and federal background checks, and complete a 30-minute College online training program.
If you have questions please contact Jenn Kacimi, Instructional Coordinator, at 610-325-2807 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in becoming a tutor or a classroom assistant, begin the process by clicking on the link below.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
For Immediate Release
Lauren Stevenson Yacina
610.506.1355 • lauren.Stevenson@verizon.net
610.945.8428 • email@example.com
Mainstage at Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents, “Disney’s Mary Poppins.”
The Broadway-style musical is an exciting, mystical and upbeat take on the Disney family-favorite.
July 16, 2014 - Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents its crown jewel of the 40th season, the mainstage production, “Disney’s Mary Poppins” on July 31 and August 1, 7 and 8 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.
The full-length production with live orchestra is full of moments that audience members will recognize from the famous Disney film. Featuring more adventures from the books of P.L Travers, the stage show presents a new take on the story. Audiences should expect to enjoy the familiarity of the subject matter, but also be wowed by exciting new developments in the plot. With magic, flying and every form of dance imaginable, the mainstage production will be an experience audiences won’t forget soon.
Performances will take place on July 31, August 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances on August 1 and 8 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-16 and may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. All shows take place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, PA. The facility is wheelchair accessible and parking is free. The show runs approximately two and a half hours with intermission and is recommended for ages eight and up.
The mysterious narrator, Bert (Ronnie Keller of Conshohocken) introduces us to the troubled Banks family and while young Jane (Lucy Criscuolo of Rosemont) and Michael (Dylan Rooney of Springfield) have sent many a nanny packing before, Mary Poppins (Katie Horner Wayne) arrives on their doorstep up for the task at hand. With a spoonful of sugar, she must teach the family how to value each other and the world around them.
Director Marcus Stevens is a New York based actor, writer and director. As an actor, he has starred in Manhattan's renowned Forbidden Broadway and can be heard on the two of the original cast albums. Marcus has also worked at many of country's premiere regional theaters, including the Walnut Street Theater, The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and The Sacramento Music Circus and Casa Manana. A Richard Rodgers award-winning writer, Marcus has had his plays produced in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Fresno, Toronto and New York City. His musical “Yo, Vikings” was just recently published by Samuel French Inc.
Stevens said, “From my point of view, the show is about the existence of mystical, positive forces in the universe (Mary and Bert) helping us find our way.” He added, “The Banks family learns that though life is never easy, you can't let it crush you. You must do your best to enjoy every little moment with the people you love.”
Upper Darby Summer Stage’s mainstage program offers young adults up to the age of 28 the opportunity to collaborate in a professional atmosphere while presenting audiences with top-notch productions that include professional level sets, lighting, costumes and are accompanied by a live orchestra.
The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.
Friday, June 19, 2015
If you know of someone homeless who needs assistance, please call
Connect Homeless Outreach Response
Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm, on the
Connect, a program of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA, is a
Day service center for homeless men and women located at 7200 Chestnut Street
in Upper Darby (the entrance is in the rear of the building). They offer a safe place
during the day as well as showers, laundry, referral to mental health and substance
abuse services, educational programming and access to overnight shelter with the
partnership of various faith communities in Delaware County. The center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days per week.
When you call, please be able to give a basic description of the person you are
concerned about and their name, if you have it.
On Monday through Friday, the staff will respond to your location as soon as they
are able. Their goal is to respond within an hour, but that goal is dependent upon
what staff they have available at the time of your call.
Unfortunately, due to staffing constraints, they cannot respond to your location on
Saturday or Sunday.
The staff will engage and assess the person, offer assistance and support, and try to
persuade the person to come into our center for service. Please understand that they
can persuade people to accompany them, but the staff cannot force them to accept services.
On average, about 200 people every day go to the emergency department with fireworks-related injuries around the holiday, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). More than half the injuries were burns.
For example, a sparkler can burn at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit - which is as hot as a blow torch. Almost half (41 percent) of fireworks injuries are to a person's hands, fingers or arms.
One-third (38 percent) of them are to a person's eyes, head, face and ears (CPSC). If fireworks are legal in your community, The American College of Emergency Physicians strongly suggests that you do not use fireworks at your home.
If you do use them, however, these do's and don'ts will help make it a safer experience.
- DO - Have knowledgeable supervision by an experienced adult if you choose to use fireworks.
- DO - Buy fireworks from reputable dealers.
- DO - Read warning labels and follow all instructions.
- DO - Keep a bucket of water or fire extinguisher on hand.
- DO - Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
- DO - Dispose of all fireworks properly.
- DON'T - Give any fireworks, including sparklers, to small children; older children should be supervised by a responsible adult.
- DON'T - Light fireworks indoors or near other objects.
- DON'T - Place your body over a fireworks device when trying to light the fuse and immediately back up to a safe distance after you light it.
- DON'T - Point or throw fireworks at another person, ever.
- DON'T - Try to re-light or pick up malfunctioning fireworks.
- DON'T - Wear loose clothing while using any fireworks.
- DON'T - Set off fireworks in glass or metal containers - the fragments can cause severe injury.
- DON'T - Carry fireworks in a pocket.
Upper Darby Township will host their annual Fireworks show on July 3 (rain date July 5) at 9:30 PM at Upper Darby High School Memorial Field. Admission is $4.00.