POWER Program Garners Support from Community Organization

Associate Professor and POWER Program Director Diane Haar accepts a $1,000 grant from Craig Reinhart, President, Philadelphia Home for Orphans of Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania.

The College continues to receive community support for its unique POWER (Partnership On Work Enrichment and Readiness) Program, most recently, receiving  a $1,000 grant from the Philadelphia Home for Orphans of the Odd Fellows of Pennsylvania. The grant is being used to offset the cost of instructional materials.

Initiated in 2006, the POWER Program has helped more than 200 adults in mental health recovery to successfully develop their goals through one or more college courses and   personalized educational and career plans. When students graduate from the POWER class and opt to continue with other credit courses, they attend a weekly POWER Plus course. The class functions as a support group using problem-solving techniques.

Individuals interested in the POWER Program may obtain a referral from their mental health or school provider or may self-refer.  For more information, contact Community Liaison Lori Schreiber at 215-461-1151 or lschreib@mc3.edu or Program Advisor Lisa Barbiero at 215-641-6425 or lbarbier@mc3.edu.

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