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File #: 200044    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/23/2020
Title: Honoring and celebrating Philadelphia's Living Legends: Lynette Brown-Sow, Dr. Constance Clayton, Gregorio Pac Cojulun, Dr. Naomi Johnson-Booker, and the Honorable Frederica A. Massiah-Jackson, who are leaders in Philadelphia in their respective fields of behavioral health, education, art, music and the justice system, as part of the commemoration of Black History Month.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy20004400.pdf
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Honoring and celebrating Philadelphia's Living Legends: Lynette Brown-Sow, Dr. Constance Clayton, Gregorio Pac Cojulun, Dr. Naomi Johnson-Booker, and the Honorable Frederica A. Massiah-Jackson, who are leaders in Philadelphia in their respective fields of behavioral health, education, art, music and the justice system, as part of the commemoration of Black History Month.
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WHEREAS, Lynette Brown-Sow is a well-known leader in the education and behavioral health communities in Philadelphia. In her role as the Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations with the Community College of Philadelphia, Ms. Brown-Sow worked diligently at both local and national levels to ensure education for all. She worked with the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as the White House, to support tuition-free programs at community colleges and maintenance of funding for Federal Pell Grants. Ms. Brown-Sow also served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Consortium, a behavioral healthcare organization that pioneered the strategy of balancing the input of community leaders and medical experts to expand access to patient-centered behavioral healthcare models into individual neighborhoods. After 22 years with Community College of Philadelphia, Ms. Brown-Sow returned to her path of entrepreneurship as manager of L.M. Brown Management Group, a consultant firm she founded in 1980 that provides a range of professional services; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Constance Clayton has been recognized on numerous occasions for her contributions to Philadelphia's education system. She began her career in 1955 as an elementary school teacher with the School District of Philadelphia at the former William H. Harrison School. In 1973, she became the first Director and then Associate Superintendent of the Early Childhood Program for the District. In 1982, she was the first African American person to serve as the Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. Her wor...

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