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Paper Tigers

Directed by James Redford. US. 2015. NR. DVD.
Presented by Home of the Sparrow 
Tue., May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018
2:00 pm

Please join us for a free screening and panel discussion of the award-winning documentary, Paper Tigers. Space is limited! This screening is made possible by The Chester County ACEs Coalition and The Phoenixville ACEs Committee.

To RSVP please contact Chelsea Buckley at cbuckley@homeofthesparrow.org.

About the Film:

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

“Stressed brains can’t learn.” That was the nugget of neuroscience that Jim Sporleder, principal of a high school riddled with violence, drugs and truancy, took away from an educational conference in 2010. Three years later, the number of fights at Lincoln Alternative High School had gone down by 75% and the graduation rate had increased five-fold. Paper Tigers is the story of how one school made such dramatic progress.


Gretchen Key, BSN, RN – Devereux Community Services
Rebecca A. Tavangar, M.A., C.C.T.P. – Psychotherapist & Clinical Trauma Counselor
Wendy Gaynor – Chester County Food Bank