Submitted by Robbie Thomas, ABLE Program Administrator
The CPS Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program has some good news that came about in a sad way. Charlotte Philpott, an ABLE staff member for many years, passed away earlier this year. Her sons — Gregg, Todd, Chris and Tim Philpott — contacted our offices because they wanted to make a contribution to assist ABLE students in memory of their mother. The CPS Treasurer's Office assisted me in establishing a memorial fund in which Mrs. Philpott's sons made a $5,000 contribution. Macy's Department Stores will give an additional $1,250.
The fund will be used to pay the GED test fees of $40 each for students who meet the following criteria:
- 19 years of age and older
- pass the Official Practice GED test with a score of 470
Cincinnati Public Schools would like to thank Greg, Todd, Chris and Tim Philpott, as well as Macy's, for their generous donations.