‘SMARTLAND’: Charter school hosts inauguration ceremony for MicroSociety

Natchez Mayor gives MicroSociety oath of office

The students at Instant Impact Global Preparatory Charter School in Natchez, Mississippi, have built a MicroSociety called “Smartland” and on Tuesday inaugurated its presidents, mayors, judge, police and peacekeepers. Presidents Jacorian Jones and Summer Ware and other officers took their oath with the help of real public officials, including Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson, Sheriff Travis […]

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Seminole Students Learn How a Community Works With a MicroSociety

Stenstrom on News 6

Stenstrom Elementary School in Oveido, Florida, gave News 6 WKMG anchor Julie Broughton a tour of its “MicrOveido” MicroSociety. She visited businesses like the Stallion Supply Station, Addition Financial, Stallion News Network, and Stenstrom Harvest, all of which are managed by students in third to fifth grade. “It’s exciting because we’re offering kids the opportunity […]

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Microsocieties and Much More: Entrepreneurship Education Is Inspiring Kids Throughout SWPA

PHCSE MicroSociety | Kidsburgh

Welcome to Soarmania, the “MicroSociety” that exists inside Penn Hills Charter School for Entrepreneurship. Since 2011, this K-through-8 school has partnered with the folks at MicroSociety, Inc., to use entrepreneurial education to teach kids about planning, launching and managing businesses — and teach citizenship, humanities and service along the way. Throughout the school day, science, […]

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Penn Hills Charter to Share Its ‘Entrepreneurship Mindset’ With Other Schools

Penn Hills Charter NEXTpittsburgh

After operating for more than a decade as a chartered public school in the Penn Hills School District, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship now plans to share its expertise with other schools in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties that serve low-income areas where residents “are historically underrepresented in entrepreneurship,” says Wayne Jones, the school’s CEO. In […]

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PRESS RELEASE: MicroSociety Receives Second $250,000 Grant from RK Mellon Foundation for Expansion Project in Pittsburgh

MicroSociety Wins $250,000 Grant for Project at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship

PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Riva Richmond, rrichmond@microsociety.org PHCSE Media Contact: Kenneth A. Kilpatrick, ken@sylviamarketing.com   An Innovative Educational Program to Expand in Pittsburgh To Boost Career Readiness Among Youth A Pittsburgh-based entrepreneurship school and a national education nonprofit are teaming up to take their innovative career readiness program to schools in the region serving low-income […]

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Miami Proud: Afterschool program ‘MicroSociety’ gives kids life skills in West Little River

New Jerusalem MicroSociety afterschool in Miami

“Dukeville,” New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church’s afterschool MicroSociety, was featured on CBS Miami’s “Miami Proud” segment on Thursday, December 15. See the segment here — you don’t want miss hearing from Dukeville’s police chief! For over 15 years, New Jerusalem Afterschool Director Sabrina Bouie-Floyd has been a constant source of inspiration who constantly strives for […]

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MicroSociety Inc. Awarded Grant by The Pittsburgh Foundation for Micro 2.0 Project at PHCSE

Thank you Pittsburgh Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded MicroSociety Inc. a generous $21,132 grant to support our ongoing pilot of MicroSociety 2.0 at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship. The funds will enable us to continue to work closely with the faculty at PHCSE on Micro 2.0 implementation and to develop important curriculum and instructional supports. MicroSociety 2.0 […]

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Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship Earns Accreditation, Grant Money

Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship

Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship was awarded for the first time accreditation from the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in April, TribLive reported. “It is a good feeling,” Terri Williams, PHCSE’s director of operations and innovation, said. “It is a strong accomplishment for all academic facilities.” […]

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Federal Grant Awarded to Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter School (PCPCS) on May 10 announced that Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship, a MicroSociety school since its inception in 2011, will be one of three subgrantees for year two of its Pennsylvania’s Charter School Program (PACSP) Grant. The school may receive as much as $1.5 million. The $30 […]

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Chocachatti Students Show Talents in Music, Farming and Stock Raising

Chocachatti Elementary School students at school board meeting

Students from Chocachatti Elementary School stole the show at the local school board meeting April 5, the Tampa Bay area Sun Coast News reports. They showed board members a parade of skills and talents they have been cultivating in their MicroSociety program in journalism, music, farming, food product making, stock raising and government. “These kids […]

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