CHESTER — The Chemours Company, a global chemicals company headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, joined representatives from the National Hockey League and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation earlier this month to launch a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum for students in grades four to eight at Drexel Neumann Academy in Chester. An extension of an ongoing partnership between Chemours and the NHL, the Drexel Neumann Academy initiative will integrate funding for a new science lab and equipment with education, hands-on learning and mentorship from scientists and Chemours engineers, as well as other STEM professionals. and volunteers from partner organizations.
“At Chemours, we are committed to investing in our local communities to provide underrepresented students with greater access and meaningful exposure to STEM education. Together with our partners at the NHL and Snider Hockey, we are proud to support the incredible team at Drexel Neumann Academy to inspire the next generation of STEM professionals,” said Alvenia Scarborough, Senior Vice President, Communications at company and brand manager, Chemours. “We are thrilled to be able to help provide the tools and resources to help these students develop a lifelong love of STEM so they can join us in our ambition to create a better world using the power of chemistry.”
The Drexel Neumann Academy initiative joins a slate of Chemours programs tied to their bold corporate responsibility commitment goal of investing $50 million to advance access, safety and environmental stewardship of STEM in local communities.
Chemours and the NHL selected Drexel Neumann Academy for this initiative because of its financial need and ability to positively impact the lives of a diverse set of children and families in the surrounding area.
“We are so grateful to these partners for recognizing the potential that exists within our students and the Drexel Neumann Academy community,” said Alice Sylvester, President of Drexel Neumann Academy. “By choosing us, Chemours and the NHL will help foster the ingenuity and creativity of our outstanding students that they will bring to their future.”
Over 100 students will benefit from the program and engage with Chemours experts inside and outside the classroom. To celebrate World Refrigeration Day on June 26, students will learn about Opteon™ refrigerants. They can also participate in a field trip to the Chemours Discovery Hub in Newark, Del., and a Snider Hockey summer camp that will offer a personalized STEM-based curriculum. Some students will also have the opportunity to apply for scholarships offered by Snider Hockey.
“We believe hockey instills life skills in young people on and off the ice,” said Omar Mitchell, vice president of NHL Sustainable Infrastructure and Growth Initiatives. “We are proud that our partnership with Chemours extends beyond the ice and into the classroom with the help of Snider Hockey’s pioneering programs, which prioritize academic excellence, especially around the STEM education for disadvantaged youth. Together, our collective efforts will hopefully support and empower participating students to become future leaders in their respective communities.
Ebony and Jet CEO Speaks at Free Neumann University Lecture
Michele Thornton Ghee, CEO of Ebony and Jet digital magazines and platforms, will deliver the keynote at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at a free Neumann University lecture designed to help professionals build a brand. personal and to improve the skills necessary for professional success.
Sponsored by the university’s Center for Leadership, the ElevateU conference features speakers who will offer practical advice on improving networking and interviewing skills and polishing a professional presence on LinkedIn. It is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mirenda Center of the university.
Ghee is an accomplished leader who has generated over $1 billion in revenue while working for some of the world’s most powerful media companies including The Weather Channel, CNN, A&E, The History Channel and BET Networks. At BET, she created and led the first and only network for black women: BETHer.
She is the author of three books: Stratechic: Life and Career Winning Strategies for Women (2015); Stratechic 2.0: ITS Plan, ITS Power, ITS Purpose (2017); and Success on Your Terms (2019), a framework for setting and achieving personal goals.
Conference sessions include Elevate Your Communication with leadership consultant Rebecca Stump at 10:30 a.m.; Elevate Your Motivation with ESPN reporter and analyst Renee Washington at 12:30 p.m.; Elevate Your LinkedIn Presence with Social Media Expert Scott Aaron at 1:30 p.m.; and Elevate Your Stance with body language expert Shelly O’Donovan at 2:45 p.m.
The conference also includes a free professional photo for those who register and refreshments throughout the day. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
To view the full conference program and to register, visit http://www.alumni.neumann.edu/elevateu.
The ‘Perennial Tapestries’ exhibition opens April 1 at Swarthmore Town Hall
“Perennial Tapestries”, an exhibition of original abstract alcohol ink paintings by artist Dorothy Lee will be on view Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 30 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore. The public is invited to the artist’s vernissage on Friday, April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The reception will offer complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
According to the ad, “Lee’s art captures the fluidity of the medium, with energy and color.” ”
Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Swarthmore Friends of the Arts is the community group responsible for the rotating art exhibitions at Swarthmore Borough Hall. For more information, contact Skip Gosnell at 484-343-2728 or [email protected].
April Flea Markets Planned at Upper Darby High School
Upper Darby High School Home and School Association will hold its Spring Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday, April 3 at Lansdowne Avenue High School. For more information on sellers, call 215-834-2157.
The High School Baseball and Football Boosters will be holding their flea market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday, April 24. For more information, call 215-834-2157.
Chambers Memorial Church Hosts Spring Shopping Event
Chambers Memorial Church, 2 Sylvan Ave., Rutledge, will host a spring shopping day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9. Come support the church and its charitable endeavors by becoming a vendor or attending shopping day with vendors that include Paparazzi Jewelry, Live Love Crafts, Norwex, Color Street, Nyctheia Lucent Candles, Younique Cosmetics, Dread sea salt scrub and many more. The church has ample free parking and will also have a few tables of garage sale items for sale in the parking lot.
All proceeds will go to the Chambers Tower Fund as the building’s tower is in dire need of repairs.
Vendor spaces are available for $25. If interested, send a $25 fee to the church and indicate what product will be sold and whether an outside or inside table is preferred. Sellers can send via vermo @chambersmemorial-church or by contacting Mert at 610-999-5489 or [email protected].
The church still collects soda tablets, used stamps, and glasses, which can be placed in the slot in the back door.
Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected].