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Universal Bluford Celebrated For PSSA Success

(Philadelphia, PA – October 19, 2017) – Music Legend and Founders of Universal Companies, Kenny & Faatimah Gamble held a pep rally to highlight and officially commend the scholars, teachers and staff of Universal Bluford Charter School, 5720 Media Street for their academic achievement.

Under the leadership of Universal’s Education Management Team, Principal, Teachers and Staff, Bluford’ s enrollment increased; student attendance has been at an all-time high; student incidents at record lows and PSSA scores have increased. Universal Bluford was awarded the 2015-2016 Keystone Award for Academic Excellence Reward High Progress by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Universal Bluford’s continued success was recently lauded with a $5000 grant by Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education to beautify the Universal Bluford Atrium Garden. Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education grant program is funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The Musical Garden project is designed to mix Science and Music, allowing the students to enjoy music while learning. “We have herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, arugula, salad greens and garlic which will be used for educational purposes at this point. The students in kindergarten and first grade will utilize the 6 mini hoop houses to start experimenting in their classes.”

Representatives of Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education joined the Gambles to officially unveil the Universal Musical Garden and Mural Dedication, featuring Astronaut Guion Bluford & Music Legend Kenny Gamble. Artist Misty painted the piece, which is prominently displayed at the Garden.

Lowe’s Small Toolbox for Education grant program is funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, which has supported thousands of grassroots community and school projects in the communities where Lowe’s does business.


Posted: October 25th, 2017