Hunting Park: Art Exhibit Provides Safe Space for Youth

Hunting Park: Art Exhibit Provides Safe Space for Youth

Laughter and chatter filled the air as 30 people gathered in a tiny space in Hunting Park for an art exhibit entitled “I Am,” a self-reflective show on identity. The space, called Orange Korner Arts, seeks to provide a safe Christian-based environment for the youth and their families to explore the arts and the turn out was […]

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Allegheny West: Mentorship Program Aims To Empower Youth

Allegheny West: Mentorship Program Aims To Empower Youth

Young adults gathered at Berean Baptist Church last month to take part in a mentorship program. What started out with singing “This Little Light of Mine” and general announcements turned into a night of group activities where members worked alongside mentors to create a scrapbook. Program members, ages 6-18, meet on the first and third Friday […]

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Allegheny West: A Pastor’s Devotion to Youth Empowerment

Allegheny West: A Pastor’s Devotion to Youth Empowerment

Rev. Maria Lewis has devoted her life to the church and her community through youth empowerment, most recently  as the pastor of youth and young adults at the Berean Baptist Church in Allegheny West. Her leadership and energy has been instrumental in the empowerment of the Berean congregation and the Allegheny West community. As a minister, […]

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Strawberry Mansion: A Veteran Community Leader Hopes for Community Enrichment

Strawberry Mansion: A Veteran Community Leader Hopes for Community Enrichment

Denise Clark, a Strawberry Mansion resident for more than 50 years, serves as the vice president of the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation. Clark helps guide the CDC to new heights while keeping the past in the present mind of Strawberry Mansion residents. Clark also ensures the growth of the community through her involvement with […]

 By Carine Lavache and Stephanie Hirsch

Strawberry Mansion/Allegheny West: Loaded with History Worth Visiting

Strawberry Mansion/Allegheny West: Loaded with History Worth Visiting

Strawberry Mansion and Allegheny West have been marred by news reports of violence and drug problems for many years. What people may think are dangerous areas in North Philadelphia are unique subdivisions with their own rich history, from the Revolutionary War period to the modern era. These neighborhoods hold secrets to the past that enrich these […]