In celebration of Women’s History Month, CVCA hosted its first Women of CVCA Luncheon in March. CVCA’s employees and friends of the community received inspiration through the words of its commendable guest speaker, former Councilwoman Marian Tasco. Marian Tasco has worked diligently over the years to create and secure passage of legislation that maintains and enhances the quality of life for residents of the 9th Council District and the entire city of Philadelphia.
Tasco's opening remark was "All I could remember is that I had a wonderful grandmother who believed in getting your education and in being somebody." Her message spoke volumes on the impact that female role models had on her life as a young lady, and how her support system developed perseverance for the challenges she encountered in life. This was fitting for the two CVCA honor students in attendance.
Aaliyah R. (8th grade), and Jasmine M. (9th grade) also shared their essays on influential women in their lives. The student's essays expanded on the impressions made on them by the women in their lives, and how these impressions factor into their choices for the future. Both ladies work very hard to maintain a positive attitude and aspire to explore the medical field in college. We admire their optimism, as it is a guiding principle and a vital part of CVCA’s culture.