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City of Philadelphia Accepting Applications for Next Poet Laureate

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) released application materials for the selection of Philadelphia’s next Poet Laureate. The position of Poet Laureate was established in January 2012 to give one talented poet the opportunity to publicly represent the City in the medium of poetry, and to serve the art form within the city.

The application process is administered by OACCE.  Applications must be submitted online to the OACCE by 11:59pm on September 30, 2013. The Poet Laureate will serve a two-year term starting in January 2014, during which they will raise the profile of poetry and creative writing in general within the City of Philadelphia through public events and community service activities, and provide mentorship to the city’s Youth Poet Laureate.

Detailed guidelines and the application are available online through  All applications must be submitted online to be accepted.

If you have any questions regarding the Poet Laureate position or the application process, please contact Lindsay T. So at

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program:

Convenient Classes. powerful networking. remarkable results.

Small businesses have been the engines of economic growth in America, creating two-thirds of net new jobs*. In today’s economy, small businesses matter even more.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Community College of Philadelphia is a practical business education program that gives entrepreneurs valuable skills for growing their businesses, the opportunity to access financial capital, powerful networking opportunities and more, at absolutely no cost to participants.


Applications for the next class are due October 21. Apply today!

Join us for an Upcoming Information Session

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
9 to 11 a.m.
The Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

RSVP to Katherine Correa at 215-790-3842 or Hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic and Asian Chambers of Commerce.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
8:30 to 10 a.m.
The Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

RSVP to Tiffany Belton at 215-985-3220 ext. 237 or
Hosted by The Urban League of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
6703 Germantown Ave., Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19119

RSVP to Elizabeth Moselle at
Hosted by Mt. Airy USA.

Application Process

Applications are due no later than October 21, 2013.

Once an application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation stating the upcoming class for which you are being considered. To view a full list of key dates, click here. If selected as a finalist, you will be asked to attend a 20-minute in-person interview at Community College of Philadelphia.

How to apply

Download the editable PDF by clicking on the above link. You then have a number of options for submitting your completed application:

When downloading the application, remember to save the file to your computer before and after editing it.

  • Email the completed application to
    Applications submitted via email require that the signed signature page and required documents be scanned and submitted by email or faxed or mailed separately.
  • Fax the completed application to 267-299-5806.
    Please include a cover page addressed to: 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Mail the completed application to:
    Community College of Philadelphia
    10,000 Small Businesses, Room M1-22
    1700 Spring Garden Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • In Person — deliver the completed application to:
    Community College of Philadelphia
    10,000 Small Businesses, Room M1-22
    1700 Spring Garden Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The College is closed holidays and March 4 – 8.


Please call 267-299-5900 with any questions you may have regarding Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at Community College of Philadelphia.

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Bonding Education Program

The Enterprise Center
4548 Market Street
Phila, PA 19139

Six sessions from
8/20/13 to 9/24/13
Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday 9/14/13

Refreshments will be served.
Off-Street parking is available.

The USDOT Bonding Education Program in Partnership with Philadelphia International Airport and The Enterprise Center

Small disadvantaged businesses with past performance in the construction industry that want to bid on projects in PHL’s multi-billion dollar Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP) will want to assess their readiness and prepare for these opportunities by attending this program of six workshops.

The Bonding Education Program will cover the following topics, culminating in a certificate of completion and one-on-one assistance from bonding professionals.

Topics covered include:

• Construction Firm Business Planning and Management
• Construction Accounting and Financial Management.
• Financing & Credit
• Project Management, Workforce, and Field Operations
• Claims and Dispute Resolution
• Estimating and Bidding
• Joint Venturing/Teaming
• One-on-ones with bonding agents

Best of all…It’s FREE

Apply today – space is limited!

Philadelphia International Airport, as part of it’s Small Business Capacity-Building Series for Minority, Women, Disabled, and Disadvantaged Businesses, joins both the United States Department of Transportation Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and the Mid-Atlantic Small Business Transportation Resource Center to offer the Bonding Education Program free of charge to qualifying construction firms.

PHL’s multi-billion dollar CEP was initiated to help improve passenger experiences, accommodate future growth, and expand PHL’s role as a leader in the global air service market.

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