Arnold Carrington “Mr. C”
Our colleague Arnold Carrington passed away on 6/1 from Coronavirus. Affectionately known by staff and students as “Mr. C”, he served as a 1:1 Aide and Assistant Teacher at the High Road Program at Ferguson in Philadelphia since August 2018. Arnold dedicated over thirty years of his life to working in schools, typically with the most disadvantaged population of students. He possessed many qualities that truly embody the spirit of FullBloom and our programs – passion, dedication, and a deep caring for all students. Arnold devoted much of his spare time volunteering at a number of charitable foundations around the city of Philadelphia. Through his relationship with the Urban Affairs Coalition, Arnold organized Thanksgiving food drives for underprivileged students and families. Over the past two years he ensured that over 25 High Road families had a Thanksgiving meal. Mr. C truly made an impact in the lives of students and their families, and for that we thank him. We keep his family, friends, and co-workers in our thoughts.