At Chester A. Arthur, tutoring from Rendell and Nutter

I'm an unabashed fan of all the neighbors and parents who are jumping in to improve Philadelphia Schools. As a parent considering sending my child to a Philadelphia pubic school every day, I pray almost daily that these groups can make a difference.

One of the newest of those efforts is The Friends of Chester Arthur Education Foundation, who have rallied to improve the school, which is at 2000 Catherine St. On Wednesday, October 26, the group kicks of a new tutoring program at the school, and they're gettting some help from some influential friends - Gov. Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter.

The program gets under way at 2:30 p.m.

To see an NBC story on Friends of Chester Arthur, click here.

For more information about the group, go here.