Our Mission

Friends of Chester Arthur (FoCA) is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is committed to engaging our neighborhood public school—Chester A. Arthur, community partners and families to:

  • Facilitate involvement and engagement with the school;

  • Promote and celebrate the successes at Arthur;

  • Provide tools and resources for the school to improve educational opportunities for Arthur’s students and neighborhood children; and

  • Foster an engaging, safe and robust learning environment for Arthur’s students.

Our Vision

The Friends of Chester Arthur’s vision is to: 

  • Support Arthur as an anchor for our diverse community and a top choice for all families; and

  • Serve as a model for how to engage the community in supporting neighborhood public education across Philadelphia.

Our Core Values

  • Transparency and inclusion;

  • Responsibility in stewardship of funds;

  • Responsive support to school leadership, staff, students, and home/school needs;

  • Adaptability in our role as the needs of Arthur change; and

  • Mutual engagement between the community and school.

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