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.