Welcome to the All-New KidsInCenterCity.com!
KidsInCenterCity.com ushers in fall with a redesigned newsletter with new content and homepage features. When we first began our Center City Schools website in 2004, the goal was to provide parents with a one-stop, on-line portal for information about the public, private, parochial and charter schools located between Girard Avenue and Tasker Street, river to river.
Many changes have occurred since then with two new public school superintendents, changes in leadership at two of downtown’s independent schools, and several new charters opening their doors. But one thing has remained constant: the growth in the number of families wanting to raise their children downtown. Between 2000 and 2011, more than 22,000 children were born to Center City parents and many of you have been involved in efforts to improve playgrounds, improve schools and create a child-friendly downtown. Overall, between 2000 and 2010, Center City’s population grew by more than 10%, making us the fastest growing residential area in Philadelphia.
So the Center City schools website grew as well into KidsInCenterCity.com with a broad range of new information about all the kid-friendly resources and programs available in Center City. We even added to your options by opening Sister Cities Park at Logan Circle in May of this year.
Now, to enhance the content of KidsInCenterCity.com, we are inviting guest contributors to discuss current topics that are important to parents, including schools, arts and culture, events and all the great family-friendly places in Center City. The revised homepage also now includes a user-friendly page with quick reference to key articles and happenings rotating at the top, along with an exciting new section that contains event information and content powered by our friends at uwishunu.com. With these changes, KidsInCenterCity.com creates an easy, dynamic place for parents to get all the information about what Center City has to offer. We also welcome ideas about what we all can do to make downtown even a better place to raise a family.
Posted: October 4, 2012