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File #: 181055    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/29/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/29/2018
Title: Recognizing and honoring Southwest Philadelphia's Anea Moore, a Philadelphia public schools graduate, for being named a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Signature18105500.pdf
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Recognizing and honoring Southwest Philadelphia's Anea Moore, a Philadelphia public schools graduate, for being named a 2019 Rhodes Scholar.

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WHEREAS, On November 17, 2018, Anea Moore, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, was selected as one of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States; and

WHEREAS, The Rhodes Scholarship is widely known as one of the most prestigious fellowships in the world, covering up to three years of tuition and living expenses at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars must meet rigorous standards of academic excellence, and demonstrate "personal energy, ambition for impact, an ability to work with others to achieve goals, leadership promise, a commitment to making a difference for good, a concern for the welfare of others, and a consciousness of inequities"; and

WHEREAS, Moore is a lifelong Philadelphian. She was raised in Southwest Philadelphia, and graduated from Penrose School and Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School before attending Penn, where she currently majors in Urban Studies and Sociology and minors in Africana Studies. She is a first generation college student; and

WHEREAS, Moore's academic research focuses on family and community engagement at public schools in gentrifying areas of Philadelphia. Her work explores the impact of university and community partnerships on student achievement, and also investigates the complexities of parental engagement in schools based in neighborhoods experiencing rapid demographic change; and

WHEREAS, Moore's work in Philadelphia's underserved communities speaks volumes to her devotion to justice. Notably, she has served as the Assistant Family and Community Engagement Coordinator at Henry C. Lea School, running programs that have successfully bolstered parent engagement and the school's music education program. She is also a staunch advocate of public school investment, and has worked at the Public Interest Law Center on special educatio...

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