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.
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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Kindergarten Confidential (2015)
Picasso Arts Project at Arthur
News & Happenings:
Stay tuned for future happenings.
Come out and enjoy music by our special kids band, tbd, with food by tbd food truck - all in the best triangular public space in Philadelphia. This event is sponsored by FoCA (Friends of Chester Arthur).
Join FoCA for a “Happy Hour” playdate at Julien Abele. BYO picnic and let FoCA bring the fun for the kids.
FoCA and CA's HSA will partner to host a back to school "block party" on the Schoolyard. There will be a basketball tournament as well as other activities for littles with help from Playworks!!! Food trucks and treats will be offered in the parking lot area.