The busy month of September has included many events like the first day of school, the raising of the Trans flag and the dedication of the Octavius V. Catto monument.
Here are 10 of our favorite photos from September 2017!
Students at Pennell Elementary enjoy the first day of school on September 5.
Mayor Kenney and School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. Hite join students for lunch on the first day of school at George Washington High School, on September 5. Washington was just designated as one of the newest community schools. Learn more about community schools from the Mayor’s Office of Education.
Children have fun learning at Mander Recreation Center prior to a press conference on the Informal Learning initiative by William Penn Foundation, on September 6.
Mayor Kenney, the Office of LGBT Affairs, and members of Trans Health Conference help raise the trans pride flag on September 7. Learn more about LGBTQ rights and protections, and how you can take action to support these rights, in the City’s LGBTQ Action Guide.
The Philadelphia Police Department, the Philadelphia 76ers and Strawberry Mansion residents celebrate the Strawberry Mansion PAL Center Grand Opening on September 7.
Mayor Kenney and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell pose for a photo during the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Annual Staff BBQ on September 8.
Mayor Kenney and PHLpreK students at Beautiful Beginnings create “kissing hands” during a visit on September 13. Do you have a child in PHLpreK? Be sure to read the Mayor’s tips on how to make it a great year!
Mayor Kenney speaks during the Engine 2 Housing Ceremony on September 16.
A member of a local civic group attends the Octavius V. Catto memorial dedication on September 26.
Mayor Kenney and Artist Branly Cadet unveil the Octavius V. Catto monument during a dedication ceremony on September 26. Learn more about the man behind the monument. You can find these photos and more on the
City’s Flickr page. Be sure to follow the Mayor’s Office on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest news and events about City programs and initiatives and developments in the Kenney Administration.