Bell Tavern youths raise $4K for Chester County Futures

Youth from the Bell Tavern community in Downingtown hosted their second annual fundraising event, Olympics for Little Hearts, on Saturday, September 29. About thirty children planned, promoted, and volunteered, raising $4,000 for local nonprofit Chester County Futures through ticket sales, donations, and sponsorships.

College and Career Expo at Lincoln U., Aug. 8

EXTON — Chester County Futures will host its Annual College and Career Expo at Lincoln University on Thursday, Aug. 8. Over 220 local students from the program will spend the day meeting college admissions representatives, career presenters and attending workshops.  The day will begin with special remarks from Brian C. Zwaan, President of Penn Liberty Bank and Board Member of Elite Companies Charitable...

‘Cat in the Hat’ comes back to captivate Coatesville

Hundreds converge on high school to celebrate reading By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times “Reading Across America” organizers Michele Ollis (left) and Traci Tury demonstrate one of the photo opportunities for participants. Despite a heavy police presence, the mood was positively giddy Friday night at Coatesville Area Senior High School Friday, where hundreds of people of...

Family-friendly event to be run by the book

 ‘Read Across America’ will be celebrated Friday night at CASH By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The National Education Association’s “Read Across America” event will be celebrated Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. at CASH. The police will have a noticeable presence at Coatesville Area Senior High School Friday night, but the booking they perform won’t...

Cosentino joins Chester County Futures

Chester County Futures’ New Director of Student Programs Giselle Cosentino . EXTON — Giselle Cosentino has been named the new Director of  Student Programs for Chester County Futures. Cosentino brings nearly 20 years of experience both working and volunteering in non-profit organizations across the country and an extensive educational background to Chester County Futures (Futures). Organization...

Chester County Futures fights poverty through education

Chester county futures seeks to increase opportunities for students by preparing them for college By P.J. D’Annunzio, Staff Writer, CoatesvilleTimes.com EXTON—In this day and age it’s easy to take education for granted. But for some, a college education is a more elusive asset. Otherwise bright students struggle in school or do not consider college as a possibility because of low economic status;...