DT Philly Updates

Fri, 08/07/2015

Businessman/philanthropist Drew Katz and former Phillies centerfielder Garry Maddox teamed up this week to host their annual charity bowling tournament, which raises funds for DT Philly and for The Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation.  Four hundred friends and sponsors attended the event, including seven-time MLB All Star Dick Allen (at left) and Temple University football coach Matt Rhule (at...

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Tue, 07/14/2015

When you think about the problems facing urban schools and students, any number of things might come to mind.  What about something as simple as printing an assignment?  Or having a quiet place to focus on your work?  The DT Philly team at Motivation High School, a small magnet school that serves a high-poverty population, considered a variety of challenges affecting students and their...

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Fri, 07/03/2015

The school facilitiles report released this week by City Controller Alan Butkovitz called public attention to a serious problem that was also the subject of our Kensington Business High School design teams' work this year: the substandard--and in some cases unsafe--physical conditions present in all...

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Thu, 07/02/2015

Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham recently wrote about the struggles faced by Mitchell School in meeting their students' needs.  Some of the "resilient students" the principal hailed in that article presented a compelling idea at DT Philly this year--creating a "quiet...

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Fri, 05/29/2015

The ShopRite LPGA Classic kicked off today at the Stockton Seaview Resort.  Included in the festivities was a charity luncheon where ShopRite gave $1.4 million in grants to community organizations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.  Compete 360 was proud to be among the many amazing organizations that received grants, and we are grateful to ShopRite for...

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Sat, 05/23/2015

The student designers on Key School’s E2M team tapped into some universal desires with regard to user needs while working on their trash can project.  When we read about the Bruno...

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Tue, 05/19/2015

DT Philly teachers, mentors, and staff met at Citizens Bank Park to reflect on our experiences this year and to celebrate our design teams' accomplishments with a night out at the ball game.  The feedback will help refine our program for next year, and we thank the Phillies and Aramark for...

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Tue, 04/14/2015

If you don't know what it means to "Southwork It," you weren't at last week's DT Philly Challenge where our middle school teams presented great projects including an award-winning fitness program from the student design team at Southwark School.  Click here to see the fun video the Southwark...

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