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Men of Grays Ferry & Point Breeze Greet Universal Scholars on 1st Day of School

Universal Companies, one of the nation’s largest community development and education management organizations will celebrate the first day of school with vigor and excitement at Universal Audenried Charter High School (UACHS); the only certified Charter CTE High School in the state of Pennsylvania. To kick-off the school year, nearly 700 students in grades 9 – 12 will be greeted by 200 men from the Greys Ferry and Point Breeze communities along with teachers, staff, parents and surrounding community leaders.

As part of Universal Audenried’s commitment to its student scholars’ success, several of Audenried’s seniors will return to the 2016 – 2017 school year to boast about their experience interning with several of the region’s premier companies – PECO, Chapman Ford, Chapman Nissan, Local 1199c and several medical facilities. Two of Universal Audenried’s 2016 graduates, Calvin Lloyd and Zahir Earland interned with Chapman Ford and Chapman Nissan, respectively, following their exceptional performance this summer, both were offered full time positions. Calvin Lloyd is planning to matriculate to Camden County Community College’s GM ASEP program in the fall and Chapman Ford is serving as sponsor and covering the entire cost of his college education. In addition, Universal Audenried placed 20 scholars from the Health Related Technology academy into internships with various medical entities through the partnership with District 1199c and four scholars interned with PECO.

In 2011, Audenried High School became a Universal Companies’ managed school, under the School District of Philadelphia Renaissance Initiative. Under Universal’s tutelage, Audenried’s enrollment in the Culinary, Healthcare, Communications Technology and Automotive Academies have increased, graduation rates have soared to 90%, student attendance has been at an all time high, student incidents at record lows and more than 50% of the graduates have gone on to higher education.


Posted: September 6th, 2016