Articles in the Education Category
Jim Landers teaches the Adult Education class offered by the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, a new organization at 35th and Spring Garden streets.
The organization is already making its mark in the community through an urban extension partnership with Drexel University…. Read More
Art, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Fashion, Music, Point Breeze, South of South Street, South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia »
Each year up to 500,000 people gather in South of South Street Philadelphia to celebrate the annual Odunde festival.
The Odunde festival covers over 12-city blocks and is packed with vendors, musicians and food stands selling hand crafted jewelry, sculptures and artwork…. Read More
The West Philadelphia Community Center, at 3512 Haverford Avenue, hosted its first parent meeting of the summer season to introduce its newest Assistant Center Director and to recruit neighborhood children into its recently overhauled summer program.
As of January 2014, The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships will open its doors to the community as the first “urban extension program” supported by a private university.
A vital element of Drexel’s civic engagement endeavors, the urban extension program provides residents the best resources a university like Drexel has to offer, right in their own backyard…. Read More
The Starfinder Foundation community came together recently to celebrate the graduation of all 28 of their Senior Leaders from high school.
Since it’s inception in 2002, the Starfinder Foundation’s mission has been to reach out to children in underserved communities and enhance their personal growth both on and off the field…. Read More
Philadelphia is home to more than 40,000 vacant lots across the city, many of which are found in Kensington. This summer, the program “Lots of Power” will give high school students the opportunity to team up with seasoned professionals to create beauty from the overgrown lots of Kensington…. Read More
Philly Pride held its 25th annual Parade and Festival on Sunday. Over 160 groups, organizations and vendors were present at the festival, which had over 10 thousand attendees. Pride organizers predicted this year would have a record turnout.
Among the organizations present was Galaei, an organization that calls itself the home of the Philadelphia lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Latino…. Read More
The plan is a result of a two-year community-based process in which community residents and other stakeholders provided input for the future of Mantua…. Read More
Education, Germantown, Sports, WHYY »
Soccer Sisters United (SSU), a girls youth travel team located in Germantown, is a nonprofit organization run by head coach, Walter Stewart. Stewart started the program in 1998 as a part of the Anderson Monarchs’ Girls Soccer Club, but later branched off to form SSU.
With a damaged roof, a stalled Sheriff’s Sale and no perspective tenants, the Northeast Community Center at 2840 Holme Ave. in Holme Circle is likely also still without a buyer.
Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens said last week that brothers Ravinder “Robbie” and Hardeep Chawla will probably not follow through with a deal to purchase the center, mainly because of the inability to find a tenant…. Read More