Thursday, August 6, 2015

School Registration for Upper Darby School District

Changes have been made to school registration for Upper Darby School District. Registration has moved to 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. If you have any questions regarding registration, please call the Registration Office at 610-352-2400.

The Upper Darby School District welcomes you and your children to our school community. 

Re-registration Requirements for the 2015-16 School Year

Any students in the following areas MUST re-register with the district for the upcoming school year:
Please contact the Central Registration Office as soon as possible to ensure that students in the areas mentioned above have been re-registered by August 21, 2015.  For your convenience, all required forms have been mailed home to those who had not reregistered by the June 30th requested date.  Forms are also available to download by clicking on the links above.


Registration for Students New to the District (including Kindergarten)

Our registration is now online. This information should be completed prior to coming to the registration office with your documents.  Check with your local library if you do not have a computer available.  The local libraries are:
Sellers Memorial Branch         Municipal Branch                     Primos Branch
76 S. State Road                     501 Bywood Avenue               409 Ashland Avenue
Upper Darby, PA 19082          Upper Darby, PA 19082          Primos, PA 19018
610-789-4440                           610-734-7649                         610-622-8091
First:  Please click on the link below to begin creating your login and password: 

Second: The forms listed below must be completed by hand and presented to our registrars in the Central Registration Office, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA (next to the Upper Darby High School gymnasium).  Please print and complete the forms that apply by clicking the links below. 
  • Support Affidavit (for students who are living with someone other than a parent and are not a foster student. With proper identification the registrar can notarize this form.) 
  • Multiple Occupancy (for students whose family is residing with another family.  Parent must present 2 proofs of residency along with the homeowner/lessee requirements listed below. With proper identification and both parties present the registrar can notarize these forms.)
  • Foster Students (no additional form to be completed but an agency letter is required.)
  • Displaced Families (please contact our homeless liaison: 610-352-2400 ext. 2506)

In addition to the forms above, the Parent/Guardian Provides (registration cannot be processed without these documents):
  • Proof of child's birth (birth certificate, hospital certificate, baptismal certificate, passport are all acceptable) NOTE:  children must be 5 years of age by Aug. 31 to begin kindergarten. 
  • Documentation of family residence:
    • A copy of the deed, current township/county tax bill, current mortgage statement or a copy of the fully executed/signed lease with the landlord’s name and contact information 
    • A current utility bill (gas, electric, oil, water, phone or cable)
  • Parent/Guardian Identification: Driver’s License or Passport
  • IEP and evaluation report, if applicable

Parent/Guardian also provides the following health forms (required by PA School Health Law):

Our registration office is located at the Upper Darby High School.  601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026. If you have any questions regarding registration, please call the Registration Office at 610-352-2400.

PLEASE BE ADVISED by completing your registration online you are certifying that the information provided is correct and realize tuition is required if the residency information is false. If the District determines that (a) you have supplied false information to the District and/or (b) the information that you provided ceases to be true and you have failed to inform the District of the change in circumstances prior to or at the time the change occurred, then in addition to or in lieu of civil proceedings for collection of nonresidential tuition and/or exclusion proceedings, the District may refer the matter to appropriate law enforcement officials and/or initiate a private criminal complaint against you for unsworn falsification to authorities, theft of services and/or any other applicable criminal offense.


Additional Kindergarten Registration Information For the 2016-2017 School Year

Child must be five years of age by August 31, 2016.
Please register your child/children early to avoid the long lines and any delay in starting school.  You can, beginning January 2016, register your child for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year.  Registration must be completed online (see link above) and all documentation above must be presented to our registrars.  In addition to visiting the Central Registration Office, parents may visit their home schools on the evening dates listed below to complete the registration process using computers in our school buildings.  All required documentation must be presented during the evening session in order to complete the registration process.

Registration Dates For Each Area in Upper Darby Township

DCCC Offers #FREE GED Class

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 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

UDPAC Presents Disney’s Mary Poppins

For Immediate Release
Lauren Stevenson Yacina
610.506.1355 •

Dan Luner
610.945.8428 •

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 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

Connect Outreach

If you know of someone homeless who needs assistance, please call

Connect Homeless Outreach Response Line
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.     

Fireworks Safety Tips to Ensure a Safe July Fourth

Fireworks on the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie. Carol Cunningham, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician at Akron General Health System urges using common sense when it comes to handling fireworks to celebrate our country's birthday.

On average, about 200 people every day go to the emergency department with fireworks-related injuries around the 4th of July 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.
"The safest and only thing you should do is watch a professional fireworks display managed by experts who have proper training and experience handling these explosives," says Dr. Cunningham.

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.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Community Happenings!

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can provide food assistance to individuals with limited income and resources. Applications can be found at For more information on the program, contact the state hotline at 1-800-692-7462 or 1-800-451-5886 (TD).

Do you need help finding food? Contact Philabundance at 1-800-319-3663

June 3, 2015 3:30 pm to 6:00pm Irish Immigration Center of Philadelphia Free Legal Immigration Clinic (Reservation Required); For more information, call 610-789-6355

June 4, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM The Upper Darby Welcome Center has a Free Legal Immigration Clinic. (Reservation Required). FOr more information call 610-734-7784

Upper Darby Municipal Library Presents: Science Tellers Presents Superheroes In this original collection of slightly twisted tales, all the teachers at school are suspected to have superpowers!  join us on a hilarious new adventure where, just like in science, things aren't always quite what they seem.  We will launch things through the air, send them plummeting toward the ground, and even make things trasform and disappear right before your eyes!
Get ready to experience force and reactions through several exciting, hands-on experiments that will have the audience laughing , learning and having fun!  Enjoy this spectaculaar adventure and be swept away to a place where truly "super" heroes really do exist! Contact Charlotte Ryan  610-789-4440

Lansdowne Public Library Presents: Summer Reading Challenge
The Library is pleased to partner with The Lansdowne Parks and Recreation Department and The Lansdowne Allied Youth Council to present LIVE entertainment!
Join our kickoff for our Summer Reading Challenge with musical guests Peter Taney and the Juggernauts for an interactive performance!
You can be a part of this musical show!
The show will take place at The Twentieth Century Club located at 84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050.
Contact: Rachee Fagg   610.623.0239  

CHESTER FAMILY SERVICE CENTER SUMMER FEEDING CAMP REGISTRATION Summer Camp begins June 22, 2015 and ends on August 28, 2015 FREE, OPEN ENROLLMENT for children ages 5-12 years. Catholic Social Services Chester Family Service Center, 130 E 7th Street, Chester PA Children 5 years old MUST have completed kindergarten; updated health assessment is due at time of registration. For appointments, call Honor Blackburn-Grant 215-876-7101 or 267-236-2409

ACCESS ADMISSION There is an exciting new initiative from Art-Reach that offers $2 per person admission into all 17 local museums to ACCESS/EBT Cardholders. The Cardholder must present their card and photo ID in order to receive the discount. The admission is valid for up to 3 guest ($2 per guest). The discount is not valid for special exhibitions or features.

CHANGE A LIFE: BECOME A VOLUNTEER LITERACY TUTOR! The Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) needs your help to continue its 40-year tradition of changing lives in the community. Become a volunteer tutor and help an adult learner improve their English language skills. Meet twice weekly at mutually convenient times and locations. Ensure a brighter future for someone in need. Our next Adult Basic Educa-tion (ABE) tutor training class will be held on Monday/Wednesday evenings, July 13, 15, 20 and 22, 2015, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 19, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at DCLC, 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA 19013. English as a Second Language (ESL) tutor training classes are also available. Pre-registration and attendance at all sessions required. To learn more, visit or call Melina at 610-876-4811.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Access Admission

ACCESS Admission
A new initiative from Art-Reach is tailored to meet the needs of individuals who manage their government assisted funds (for SNAP, Medicaid, PH95, etc.) with an EBT/ACCESS Card. ACCESS Admission invites ACCESS Cardholders and their to visit over 15 local museums, gardens and historic sites, at a deeply discounted rate. Simply by showing their ACCESS Card with a photo ID upon entry, cardholders will enjoy general admission during all days and hours in which a participating museum is open to the public, for just $2. Bring up to three guests, and they'll enter for just $2 per person, too. Admission is to be paid by the visitor, not through the EBT card.

For more information visit the Art-Reach website. Interested in helping Art-Reach spread the word by distributing brochures or posting flyers in your neighborhood? Contact Art-Reach Communications and Engagement Associate, Melissa Roderman, at 267-515-6726 or

Museum Partners

All seventeen local museums listed below now offer offer $2 admission to ACCESS/EBT Cardholders!
Please note: Visiting cardholders must present their valid ACCESS Card and a matching photo ID to receive the discount. One (1) ACCESS Card admits up to four (4) family members at a rate of $2 per person. Admission is to be paid by the visitor, not through their EBT card. The ACCESS admission discount is not valid on special exhibitions or features, or with any other offers or group rates.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | (215) 299-1000
SEPTA Bus Routes 32, 33, 38 & 48
At the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and wander through a tropical garden filled with live butterflies.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 574-0380
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 61
Founded in 1976, AAMP is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.

American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145 | (215) 389-1776
SEPTA Broad Street Line and Bus Route 17
Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years.

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 278-7200
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 38 & 48
Explore the world’s greatest collection of post-impressionist and early modern art with masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh, plus African sculpture, and more. With classes, tours, live musical performances, and family programs, there’s something for art lovers of all ages.

A visit to the Barnes Arboretum in Merion is a wonderful way to extend your experience of the Barnes Foundation’s legendary art collection on the Parkway. Venture a mere 8 miles to explore a 12-acre hidden treasure filled with a magnificent living collection of rare plants and breathtaking blooms. If Albert Barnes expressed his passion through art appreciation, his wife, Laura, expressed hers through the cultivation of the Arboretum and the establishment of the horticulture program, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Pack a picnic, stroll the grounds, and tap new inspiration at the Barnes Arboretum. The Arboretum is open for the season May 1 – November 1, 2015, Fri-Sun,10am – 4pm. Free parking available

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 236-3300
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 33, 43 & 48
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers.

Historic Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground
*$2 admission includes a guided tour of the Burial Ground
Christ Church: Second Street above Market | Christ Church Burial Ground: 5th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 922-1695
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes: 5, 17, 33, 48, 57
Known as “The Nation’s Church” because of the famous Revolution-era leaders who worshiped and were buried here, including Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross.

Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 413-8655
SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 25, 33 & 42
Note About Parking: Independence Seaport Museum does not own a parking facility. Individual cars may park in the Hyatt Hotel Parking garage lot and have your parking ticket stamped at our Visitor Services for a reduced rate, to be paid upon exiting the garage. We also recommend street parking along Chestnut Street or Front Street.
The Independence Seaport Museum is the region’s primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials from the Greater Delaware Valley, Port of Philadelphia & other urban ports of the Delaware River.

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 | (215) 247-5777
SEPTA Chestnut Hill Train and Bus Routes 97 & L
Spend time with family and friends exploring Morris Arboretum’s 92-acre lush and colorful gardens. Discover your favorite garden spaces and learn from 12,000 labeled plants, trees and flowers.

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | (215) 563-3737
All SEPTA Trolley Lines, and Bus routes 7, 9, 21, 31, 42, 44, 48, 62, 124 & 125.
America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its collections of anatomical specimens, models and medical instruments in a 19th century “cabinet museum” setting.

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 409-6700
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 38, 44 & 48
Step inside the Museum of We the People and be inspired by rare artifacts, interactive exhibits, theatrical performances, timely conversations on current events, and more. Plus, don’t miss the iconic Signers’ Hall, featuring life-size bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th and Market Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 923-3811
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 38, 44, 48 & 57
Family-friendly and cutting-edge, NMAJH brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of immigrants becoming Americans. Enjoy hands-on, interactive displays, original films, historical documents, and fascinating artifacts — including Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, Hank Greenberg’s bat, and Irving Berlin’s piano.
*Children 12 and under are free

Penn Museum
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000
SEPTA Trolley Lines 11, 13, 34, 36, Bus Routes 21, 42, 40 and Regional Rail Airport, Marcus Hook/Wilmington/Newark and Media/Elwyn Lines
Explore ancient Egypt and the mummies, Asia, Africa, the Americas, Mesopotamia and the ancient Mediterranean world at this world-renowned museum. Enjoy gardens, shopping, and a café!

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N. Broad Street , Philadelphia, PA 19102 | (215) 972-7600
SEPTA Broad Street Line, Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 4, 16, 27 & 48
Located in the heart of Center City, PAFA is the nation’s oldest Museum and School of Fine Arts, boasting a vast collection of American art ranging from the 18th century to the present.

Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
15 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 685-4830
SEPTA Market Frankford Line and Bus Routes 17, 33, 44, 47, 48 & 62
The Philadelphia History Museum showcases an array of historical objects, art, and artifacts that tell the story of Philadelphia, from its founding in 1682 to the present day.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 | (215) 763-8100
SEPTA Bus Routes 7, 32, 38, 43 & 48
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the greatest museums in America. Offering fun and educational programs for all ages, the museum is an ideal place to spend time with friends and family looking at art.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 | (215) 733-0390
SEPTA Bus Routes 23, 40 & 47
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art.

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19131 | (215) 581-3181
SEPTA Bus Routes 38 & 40
The Please Touch Museum enriches the lives of children ages seven and younger by creating learning opportunities through play enabling us to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning and cultural awareness.        ** Please note: ACCESS Cardholders of all ages must also present a valid photo ID to receive the discount.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, 19131 | (215) 878-5097
SEPTA Bus Routes 38, 40, PhillyPhlash Stop #12
Shofuso is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007. Shofuso is open for visitation and group tours from April to October.
Note about Accessibility: There are areas at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden that are not wheelchair accessible. To learn more, please click on the following link:

ACCESS Admission is a city-wide initiative led by Art-Reach and supported by various community partners. ACCESS Admission is proudly sponsored by:

The Barra Foundation PECO

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Job Assistance in Upper Darby

     Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.  215-557-2847
a.        Visit this link for services.

The Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County. 201 E Baltimore Avenue, 610-623-2973.
a.        Monday to Thursday walk-ins are welcome.  9-12 and 1-3
b.       Sign up for services to be eligible for classes and referrals

   ServiceMaster Clean
a.        Visit
b.       Type ServiceMaster in search box
c.        Click “cleaner/janitor” tab
d.       After completing the application, it will be forwarded to Service Master

   Best Packing. 2320 S 22nd St,  215-755-4400
a.        Must call for an appointment. Hires for General Labor.

   LSG Sky Chefs, 215-365-5005
a.        Call for application and directions to facility.

     On Time Staffing 866-333-3007
a.        Visit  Click “Apply Now”

 Community Transit of Delaware County. 206 Eddystone Avenue, 610-490-3977
a.        Drivers must be 21 years and older.

Beatitudes Home Health Care; 300 E. Lancaster Ave; Wynnewood, PA 19096 610-931-0653/484-417-6643
Comfort Keepers, 920 W Sproul Road; Springfield, PA  19064;

.    Health Care Solutions, 605 E Baltimore Pike, Media, PA  19063 484-234-2427

.    Heron Companions. 607 Morgan Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA  19026 610-259-9701
a.        Must be a certified CNA or HHA


.    Upper Darby School District

Suicide Prevention Nights at the Ballpark

Support suicide prevention in Pennsylvania with the second annual Suicide Prevention Night at the Ballpark. 

The Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (PAYSPI) and the PA Adult/Older Adult Suicide Prevention Coalition will once again partner with the Harrisburg Senators for a special suicide prevention night on Friday, June 12. 

Additionally, an announcement will be made about a partnership this year with the Philadelphia Phillies for "Suicide Prevention Night with the Phillies" on Friday, June 26. Come out and support suicide prevention. 

In addition to great baseball, the winning submissions for the 2015 PAYSPI youth suicide PSA contest will be on display at both games, including the winning videos which will be displayed on the jumbotrons. The contest winners will be present for the Phillies game on June 26 for a special honor - someone will throw out the first pitch! More information about how you can support suicide prevention in Pennsylvania by attending these games and purchasing your DISCOUNT tickets is at<

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Delaware Valley University to Offer Bachelor’s Degrees at Delaware County Community College

Contact: Anthony Twyman                                                                       Annmarie Ely
    Assistant to the President for Communications              Media Relations Coordinator
                  Delaware County Community College                                  Delaware Valley University
                  (610) 325-2816;                                   (215) 489-6367;
April 20, 2015                                                                                                                                                   

Delaware Valley University and Delaware County Community College signed an agreement today that will allow Delaware County Community College students to earn a DelVal bachelor’s degree without ever having to leave the community college’s campuses in Delaware or Chester Counties.

DelVal (formerly DelVal College) will begin offering courses this September at Delaware County Community College’s Marple Campus and Exton Center. Bachelor’s degree programs to be offered include business administration, counseling psychology, criminal justice, and media and communications.

Student tuition for the DelVal Degree Completion program will be $425 per credit, a reduced partnership rate that is less than DelVal’s on-campus tuition. There are no additional fees.

To be eligible, students must have already earned an associate degree from Delaware County Community College and met the minimum grade point averages required for admission into DelVal’s specific baccalaureate program.

To further assist students with the cost of earning their bachelor’s degree, students will be able to take up to 12 additional credits at Delaware County Community College beyond those required for their associate degree at the community college tuition rate. Those courses can be applied to the total credits required for the DelVal bachelor’s degree.

This new on-site bachelor’s degree completion program expands on the Guaranteed Dual Admission and Core-to-Core Transfer agreements that both institutions signed in June 2014.

“The expansion of our partnership agreement with Delaware County Community College is reflective of Delaware Valley University’s commitment to being a major resource for education and training in the region,” said Dr. Joseph Brosnan, University president.

“Many students who earn associate degrees want to also continue on to a bachelor’s degree but are often having to deal with personal and financial issues that prevent them from leaving their local area,” continued Dr. Brosnan. “This program eliminates both those barriers, will help students realize their dream of earning a bachelor’s degree, and ultimately will improve their quality of life.”

“Our students will benefit greatly from this opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at a reduced tuition rate without having to leave our College’s campuses,” said Dr. Jerry Parker, president of Delaware County Community College. “The convenience and cost savings represented by this agreement greatly expand the educational options available to our students.”

“We deliberately took a cooperative approach in developing this partnership,” said Art Goon, vice president for enrollment management at DelVal, which is located in Doylestown, PA.

“We listened to the concerns of the leaders and students at Delaware County Community College and jointly came up with an agreement that will provide for a seamless, convenient and affordable pathway for the College’s associate degree earners to attain a bachelor’s degree. This project also underscores DelVal’s continued effort to be the most transfer-friendly, four-year institution in the region.”