Community Partners

There are many wonderful businesses, university programs, and non-profit organizations that have partnered with Cook-Wissahickon to help our students and greater school community develop over the years. We are grateful for your support. Our 2019 fundraising campaign is for improving the basketball courts in the schoolyard, supporting student activities including a ballroom dancing program, arts, music, sports, and more, and  providing funds for classroom learning tools and for scholarships for summer learning opportunities for our wonderful teachers.

2019 Bronze Sponsors:
Thank you to our Bronze School Sponsors—these companies have given generously to our 2019 campaign! We are very grateful to these local businesses and encourage our CW family to support them!

 

Community Support

Progressive Business Publications
The oldest of our partnerships is with Progressive Business Publications, which has helped our school for more than a decade.

iPRAXIS
iPRAXIS is another organization that makes a huge difference in CW students’ educational experience—our 6th-8th graders work with science volunteers from iPRAXIS on their science fair projects.  Our students worked side by side with scientists from several different scientific backgrounds, which prepare them for the CW science fair and for the George Washington Carver Science Fair. The scientists also shared their professional experiences with our students. Hopefully, many of our students will follow in their footsteps!  iPRAXIS’  mission is to open the doors of science & discovery through innovative educational programming. This program works to connect resources and allow more opportunities in scientific enterprise.

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund &
Philadelphia Water Department

The Cook-Wissahickon Wissahickon Sustainability Council (a/k/a the Green Committee) received a substantial grant for the native plants meadow, installed in the spring of 2013,  from the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund and a second matching grant from the Philadelphia Water Department and other partners. These efforts will improve storm-water drainage, create a bird habitat, and provide an outdoor classroom.  Come see the native plants meadow at the corner of Righter and Salaignac Streets near the school’s main entrance.

Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Tree Tenders
The Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Tree Tenders helped us by planting 32 bare root trees (most flowering) along Righter and Salaignac Streets in April of 2013. The Tree Tenders team did much of the work, but they had help from the Cook-Wissahickon community on planting day.  For the first two years after planting, the young trees will need careful, steady watering, so classrooms will be adopting and caring for the trees.

WePAC
We are grateful to be one of 11 schools that WePAC (West Philadelphia Alliance for Children) has chosen to work with in supporting school library programs.  WePAC volunteers help Cook-Wissahickon students use the school library on a regular schedule, work with the school to align library activities with the school curriculum, and have donated books to our library.