Education: “A grassroots attempt to deal with the problems of socio-economic segregation.”

Education: “A grassroots attempt to deal with the problems of socio-economic segregation.”

Jeff Hornstein is the chair of Friends of Neighborhood Education (FONE), a coalition that organizes more than 40 “Friends of” groups, or collections of neighbors investing in their neighborhood schools. The organization serves as the education committee for the Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition, a federation of all civic associations in the city. He also served as […]

 

Education: “I don’t want to say having literacy is a panacea. It gives you access.”

Education: “I don’t want to say having literacy is a panacea. It gives you access.”

Diane Inverso has been serving as the executive director of the Office of Adult Education (OAE) since 2016, after working for the recently renamed Mayor’s Commission on Literacy for more than 25 years. Though the OAE is not a direct services organization, the city government office develops partnerships and public policy, oversees the Philadelphia Adult […]

 

Olney: Football Signups, School Supply Giveaway And More This Week

Olney: Football Signups, School Supply Giveaway And More This Week

Olney Eagles Football Registration is now open– Signups close on Aug. 25. Contact Davis Harris for more information. Weeklong Garage Sale: Monday, Aug. 14-Wednesday, Aug. 16, after 12 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 17-Sunday Aug. 20, all day, Whitaker and Wyoming Avenue Bop & Cha-cha: Monday, Aug. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room (5501 […]

 

Olney: LEGO Batman Movie, Superwoman Club, MixxedFit Workshop And More This Week

Olney: LEGO Batman Movie, Superwoman Club, MixxedFit Workshop And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-cha: Monday, Aug. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Women of Power, Strength & Purpose Fitness Class: Tuesday, Aug. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., St […]

 

Olney: This Week in the News – Philly Accents, Chosen League And Neighborhood Diversity

Olney: This Week in the News – Philly Accents, Chosen League And Neighborhood Diversity

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: Chosen League- Outdoor Philly hoops with a flair at 10th and Olney: Every game is like Game 7 in the Chosen League. (via Philly.com) FBI profiler’s Philly accent plays part in ‘Unabomber’ miniseries: Philly’s pronunciation of […]

 

How To: Get Graffiti Removed From Property

How To: Get Graffiti Removed From Property

If a home, business, vehicle or other property has been subject to graffiti, the City of Philadelphia can assist. The city provides a free service for all residents for the removal of vandalism from property. The Philadelphia Graffiti Abatement Team has cleaned graffiti from more than a million properties and street fixtures in the city […]

 

Olney: Programming Promotes Neighborhood Diversity

Olney: Programming Promotes Neighborhood Diversity

This summer, the North Fifth Street Revitalization Project is working to develop and encourage numerous cultural heritages of residents in Olney through free local programming.  “Our diversity is our greatest asset,” said Stephanie Michel, assistant director of the organization. “We celebrate that and introduce neighbors to various cultural activities. We offer the activities for free because Olney […]

 

Education: Councilwoman Helen Gym, “I need a big vision for the school district that people believe in.”

Education: Councilwoman Helen Gym, “I need a big vision for the school district that people believe in.”

Helen Gym (D) is a, at-large Philadelphia City Council member and vocal education advocate. Her goal in public office has been to to tackle widespread poverty through creating a quality public education system – the same system she taught in and put her children through. Philadelphia Neighborhoods spoke with Councilwoman Gym on the phone to discuss the […]

 

Olney: Citywide Career Fair, Scholarship Ceremony, Fish Fry And More This Week

Olney: Citywide Career Fair, Scholarship Ceremony, Fish Fry And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-cha: Monday, July 31, 6-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News — Neighborhood History, Grant To Fund African American Art And More

Olney: This Week In The News — Neighborhood History, Grant To Fund African American Art And More

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people were talking about things happening in Olney: A History Minute: Neighborhood Beginnings – Olney: The Free Library published a post with an overview of the diversity and history of the Olney neighborhood. (via Free Library of Philadelphia blog) This Pew-funded residency will give […]