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The ShopRite of Parkside in West Philadelphia, owned and operated by Brown's Super Stores, has facilitated new learning opportunities for students at the local KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy by donating an updated technology center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the newly renovated center, which now features 36 technology work stations, will take place on Nov. 20 at the KIPP Academy, on Parkside Avenue.
"We … feel that this addition to the school’s curriculum will help better prepare the students for college and careers later in life," said Brown’s Super Stores President and CEO Jeff Brown of the KIPP Academy center, which was also sponsored by U.S. Global Glow and Precise Graphix Décor Co.
The school has about 300 high school students, a large number of whom go on to pursue higher education.
This is the third donation the Brown family has made to an educational institution in need of funds and backing. In 2001, the Browns donated a new gymnasium to Brooklawn, N.J.'s Alice Costello School, and in January 2014, they provided a technology center for Audobon High School, in Audobon, N.J.
Westville, N.J.-based Brown’s Super Stores operates 11 Philadelphia-area ShopRite supermarkets. The White House has acknowledged the family-owned and –operated company for its efforts to provide underserved urban communities with affordable, fresh and healthy food.