Articles in the Nicetown Category
A number of schools are scheduled to close after a vote by the School District of Philadelphia. Of the three schools in Nicetown-Tioga, two are staying open and one is closing. The closing of John G. Whittier Elementary school has left many students and parents in the Nicetown-Tioga area with an uncertain future of where their children may attend school in the fall…. Read More
Every Saturday, the sound of children playing outside, basketballs hitting the pavement or children running around sharing their new piece of artwork to others are common occurrences at the New Creation Community Center, located on 162 W. Tioga Street.
Seven years ago, Director R…. Read More
Incidents involving guns have prompted citizens in the Allegheny, Nicetown and Tioga area to take a proactive stand against violence. Groups like Men United For A Better Philadelphia and programs like Cradle 2 Grave were created with the intent to bring awareness to gun violence in hopes of diminishing it in this neighborhood and in the city as a whole…. Read More
Mercy Family Center, located at 1939 W. Venango St., provides care and assistance to anyone in the Nicetown-Tioga area who may need it.
The center got its start when a local parish house realized there was something missing in the Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood…. Read More
A nonprofit that started out small in 1976 has grown to offer several different levels of assistance to neighbors in Nicetown-Tioga.
The Nicetown-Tioga neighborhoods have increasingly grown, along with seeing an increase in the amount of its economically-challenged families. According the United States Census Bureau, as of 2012, more than 1 in 3 people in these neighborhoods live in poverty…. Read More
Nicetown Community Development Center President Zakariyya Abdur-Rahman first saw a strong need for a center that would provide a variety of social services to the people of Nicetown in 1999.
It was after owning a business and consistently receiving inquires about job openings that Abdur-Rahman said she felt it was time for a change…. Read More
The Shane Victorino Boys and Girls Club, located at 4000 N. Clarissa St., provides children and teenagers with a safe place where they can enjoy sports and other recreational activities with their friends.
“Boys and Girls clubs in general were actually created around the time of the Civil War and it was started by a group of young women concerned about the 17 and 18-year-old men working in the mines…. Read More
With the help of the nonprofit To Our Children’s Future With Health Inc., Club Den has grown into a well known after-school center for families.
Located at 1422 W. Venango St., the center may appear to be just another house on the block, but since 1998 the after-school program has grown to offer a variety of classes that fit the needs of others in the neighborhood…. Read More
For over 40 years, Community Legal Services has been providing low-income residents with free legal help.
With a new, more convenient location and over 10 areas of specialization, residents are able to turn to a dependable source for help.
In a neighborhood where the poverty level is 24 percent greater than the average level in the city, according to the U.S…. Read More