PCCY issues a report and testifies on 111 barriers to enrollment in Philadelphia charter schools. The district uses PCCY’s research as a guide in their charter renewal process, and, as a result, the barriers are removed, leveling the playing field for all children in the School District.
Donna Cooper is hired as PCCY’s Executive Director
PCCY mobilizes hundreds of students, teachers and education advocates for rallies in Philadelphia and Harrisburg calling on the City and State to provide additional resources for schools. The District rehires hundreds of laid off teachers to open schools, albeit with only bare-bones resources.
PCCY designs and leads the first-ever Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge, a statewide competition to encourage schools to improve their breakfast programs. Over 9,300 more students start their day by eating breakfast at school as the result of this initiative.