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Frequently asked questions

What is Workshop U?

Workshop U is an innovative post-secondary program where students develop a deep sense of who they are (their gifts, talents and value) and a set of skills that allows them to carry out a plan that is true to themselves. Through this process, students are eligible to earn college credit from our partnering college, complete at least one paid internship and be provided with personalized coaching to ensure they thrive along the way. 


Why Workshop U?

College is broken. It’s too expensive and often doesn’t teach skills that translate to the workplace. Even worse, it doesn’t teach young adults to navigate through life. 40 million Americans have some college and no degree. The world is changing - it’s time for college to catch up.


Who's it for?

WU is ideal for young adults (ages 18-25) from the Philadelphia region who are looking for an alternative college experience. We plan to serve students who have some life experience and have figured out they need something different. 


How much does it cost?

For the 2023-24 year, we have generous donors who are covering the costs. There is no financial cost for students to attend this program. 


Too good to be true?

Apparently some things in life are still free (at least for the founding cohort of students). However, space is limited, so if you're interested, sign up now!


When and where do classes meet?

This is a part time program that meets two days a week in person. Classes will be held on CCP's campus.


What can I expect?

Over the course of the year, you will...

  • Become a part of a community that learns together and from each other

  • Take two traditional college course from our partnering college (i.e., English 101 and one of your choice)

  • Take two Workshop U classes that provide authentic learning experiences that help you go deep on who you are and what you want next

  • Find and complete a paid internship in an area of interest

  • Work with a coach to apply what you're learning and execute your next steps

  • Most of all, have fun, grow together, and figure out where you're headed!

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