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Anthony S. Bartolomeo, PE

03/17/09

Mayor Michael Nutter has a very specific vision for the youth of the City of Philadelphia: become productive citizens who are ready to participate fully in the region's workforce and the life of the city. With that goal in mind, Pennoni President and CEO Anthony S. Bartolomeo, P.E., has been named as one of four members of the Leadership Team of the newly reconstituted Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, formerly known as the Philadelphia Youth Council (the Council). Established in 1999, The Council was charged with leading and overseeing youth workforce preparation programming for young people in the City. In its first ten years, the Council worked towards developing a citywide system for youth workforce development, and now as the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, they will also be responsible for providing leadership and advocacy to achieve the Mayor's two major education goals: reduce the high school drop-out rate by 50% in 5 to 7 years, and double the baccalaureate attainment rate of Philadelphians in 8 to 10 years.

The Council Leadership Team consists of Dr. Lori Schorr, Chief Education Officer for the Mayor's Office of Education; Dr. Arlene Ackerman, CEO of the School District of Philadelphia; Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, President of Temple University, representing Higher Education; and Tony Bartolomeo, representing the Corporate Sector and business community in Philadelphia. These four co-chairs, along with the rest of the Council comprised of leaders in their industry sector, have been charged with building a unified youth system of programs that will ensure the City's students can successfully complete high school prepared for college and career. Tony has been asked to bring his successful business management approach to the Council, providing his expertise in forming strong public-private partnerships to help the Council to create and implement a unified, systematic approach to achieving the Mayor's goals.

Forming and implementing these essential partnerships is an expertise for Tony, who has also recently traveled to Dubai to attend the World Trade Centers Association General Assembly. This conference, attended by about 500 people from countries all over the world, is designed to promote peace and prosperity through trade. Tony brings the lessons learned at this event, as well as his experience as Chairman of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, to the Council and is proud to be able to lend both his local and international business expertise to the Mayor's initiative.

For more information on the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success, please visit http://www.philadelphiacouncil.org/.