Sankofa Freedom Academy Scores Grant

As part of its efforts to keep the arts alive in Philadelphia schools, the Picasso Project, an arts advocacy program of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), presented $50,083 in grants to 13 Philadelphia public schools on January 17th at the World Café Live.

Public Citizens for Children and Youth presented a $2,500 check presented to the students and staff Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School for their arts project “Sankofa Rewind: A Cinematic Journey from Self discovery to Social Action.” They are joined by (back row, from left) John Duffy of the office of State Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-2), Jojy Varghese (3rd from left) and (far right) Zach Epps of the office of State Representative Tony Payton, Jr. (D-179); and (next to Epps) Picasso Project Coordinator Gretchen Elise Walker. (Photo by Ellie Seif)