PMC Parkway Challenge Group Win

Civics In Action

PMC's Parkway Center City Middle College Competition Win!

1st Place! PMC Wins the 2024 Parkway Challenge!

May 2024

CEO and President of PMC Debbie Gross with PMC's Parkway Challenge students

CEO and President of PMC Debbie Gross with PMC's Parkway Challenge students 

PMC recently partnered with Parkway Center City Middle College to host a group of seven 11th grade students in the annual Parkway Challenge. In this two week capstone project, 14 groups of students were presented with a real problem that their industry partners are facing. They were then tasked with researching and providing a solution to this problem that can be implemented into their partner's daily operations. PMC's problem was finding fresh and forward-thinking ways to engage students in our civics curriculum. To solve this problem, our Parkway Challenge students created a mock civil trial script in which TikTok sues the U.S. government to lift the current ban that was enacted in April 2024. The final product was to be used as a part of PMC's civics education curriculum in the classroom. Our students created compelling arguments, interesting characters, and designed their own poster board. They also visited PMC's office for a french toast breakfast! After presenting in front of two panels of judges on two separate days, they were crowned the winners of the Parkway Challenge! Other industry partners that participated in this year's challenge include the Philadelphia Phillies, Girls Inc, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Heights Philadelphia, Hilco Redevelopment Partners, and more.


PMC Celebrates Philadelphia Civics Day with Generation Citizen at the National Constitution Center! 

April 2024

Generation Citizen's Civics Day Event at the National Constitution Center

Generation Citizen's Annual Civics Day Event at the National Constitution Center

PMC was invited to Generation Citizen's annual Philadelphia Civics Day this year to celebrate civic engagement in the Philadelphia high school community!  In this community- based action civics project, high school students from Vaux Big Picture High School, Academy at Palumbo, A. Phillip Randolph Career and Technical High School, and Central High School researched and created insightful and impactful presentations on civic issues facing our local community. Topics included Gun Violence, Healthcare Staffing Shortages, Teen Vaping, Educational Funding, Teacher Resources, & Burnout, Mental Health Care Accesibility, Housing and the Preservation of Neighborhoods: 76ers Arena and Chinatown, and more. PMC acted as a community advisor and judged the student presentations on the following criteria: grassroots change, systemic impact, collaboration and diversity, plans of action, and open-mindedness and reflection on their project. At the closing ceremony, one group each was named the winner in each category! 

PMC's Celebration of National Civic Learning Week!

March 2024

PMC Civic Learning Week Flyer

Download PMC's 2024 National Civic Learning Week flyer below.