Girard Estates: A Repurposed Church Based On The Expansion Of People’s Musical Development

Girard Estates: A Repurposed Church Based On The Expansion Of People’s Musical Development

To find Philly Sound Studios and the South Philly School of Music and Arts, you must follow the sound of the drums. Across from a row of homes at 2829 S. 18th St., a converted church with bright red doors offers the residents of South Philly a place to not only get their music produced but […]

 

Point Breeze: Organization Provides Leadership Services to Strengthen Community

Point Breeze: Organization Provides Leadership Services to Strengthen Community

An organization where people can learn and grow on the basis of creating a well-rounded community is essential to the South Philly neighborhood of Point Breeze. “Diversified Community Services is a neighborhood-based nonprofit, so we target our services to the South Philadelphia community, particularly the Point Breeze community,” said Siria Rivera, the director of Two […]

 

Newbold: Spanish-Speaking Organization Promotes and Preserves Mexican Culture and Traditions in South Philly Community

Newbold: Spanish-Speaking Organization Promotes and Preserves Mexican Culture and Traditions in South Philly Community

Mexican culture is a major focus for the Spanish-speaking community that gathers in the salmon colored building on the corner of 17th and Dickinson streets in South Philadelphia. Casa Monarca is a small nonprofit organization that serves mostly Spanish-speaking families, women and children. “Casa Monarca’s mission is to preserve and keep the Mexican tradition and culture […]

 

Girard Estate: Stephen Girard Park Offers A Sense Of Community to South Philly Neighborhood

Girard Estate: Stephen Girard Park Offers A Sense Of Community to South Philly Neighborhood

Stephen Girard Park, located at 21st and Shunk streets, nestled in the neighborhood of Girard Estate, serves to connect a community in an area that is steeped in history. Ann Christinzio, the park’s historian and a resident of Girard Estate for 10 years, described how Stephen Girard shaped America into what it is today. “Stephen Girard […]

 

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Newbold: Restaurant Owner Brings Homestyle Indonesian Food To An Award-Winning Restaurant

Hardena Resto Waroeng Surabaya is home to authentic Indonesian food located on the corner of Hicks and Moore streets in Newbold. Customers can enjoy tahu seafood, tempe orek, beef ending, bala bala (an Indonesian favorite of fried vegetables) and more, all cooked with love by Ena Widjojo. Ena Widjojo, her husband Harry Widjojo and their […]

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Pennsport: A Union Leader’s Voice Worth Hearing

Pennsport: A Union Leader’s Voice Worth Hearing

Kathleen Kramer is a 5th grade teacher at Vare-Washington Elementary School and a union leader for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. She has been the Union Leader for six years and has many responsibilities, including informing staff of any union issues and keeping track of vision and dental forms. What is the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers? […]