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Nicetown: CDC Leader Majeedah Rashid Building a Better Community

Nicetown: CDC Leader Majeedah Rashid Building a Better Community

Majeedah Rashid is the COO of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation (CDC), an organization dedicated to uplifting the community through education, better housing and financial stability. The Nicetown CDC has maintained that goal since its inception in 1999. Rashid continues to strive for improvement in one of the most impoverished parts of the city of […]

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Infrastructure: A Look at Engineers Without Borders.

Infrastructure: A Look at Engineers Without Borders.

Whether it’s constructing highways, revitalizing communities or designing new methods for the treatment of water, engineers have a crucial role in the ongoing task that is the much-needed improvement of Philadelphia’s infrastructure. While most of their professional needs are met by organizations such as the National Society of Professional Engineers, many engineers devote their time to local nonprofit groups in the […]

 

Nicetown: Restaurant’s Roadblock Leads to One-Year Anniversary

Nicetown: Restaurant’s Roadblock Leads to One-Year Anniversary

While the one year anniversary of Sister Muhammad’s Kitchen re-opening approaches, the staff couldn’t help but appreciate how much of an impact the restaurant has had in the community. In 2011, Sister Muhammad Kitchen was forced to shut down due to eminent domain and reconstruction plans by the Nicetown Community Development Corporation. Their purpose was […]

 

Nicetown: Elijah Jones, Youth of the Year

Nicetown: Elijah Jones, Youth of the Year

Elijah Jones, a 17-year-old Simon Gratz High School student, makes a difference in the Nicetown Boys and Girls Club by using his leadership skills, athletic abilities and guidance, in order to improve the lives of the youth in his neighborhood. Running for this year’s “Youth of the Year” was just another notch on his belt, […]

 

Nicetown-Tioga: Community Leader is a Resourceful Librarian

Nicetown-Tioga: Community Leader is a Resourceful Librarian

The Nicetown-Tioga Library dates back to 1961 and inhibits a space which was called Linton’s Restaurant. The current adult/teen librarian, Marsha Stender, is not just your average librarian. She also gives encouragement, confidence and hope by helping adults and teens find books, use computers and navigate their lives. How long have you been working at […]

 

Nicetown/Tioga: Five Places that Tie the Community Together

Nicetown/Tioga: Five Places that Tie the Community Together

There are a number of places that people in many communities might say matter. In the Tioga and Nicetown sections, there are five places that really give back to these communities in their own ways. These organizations strive to help decrease poverty-related issues by providing books, legal advice and economic assistance to the community, to […]

 

Allegheny West: Foundation Provides Backbone for Community

The Allegheny West Foundation has a huge influence on the community today. From housing and commercial development plans to orchestrating youth programs, the organization has a hand in everything. The foundation has teamed up with many organizations throughout the community to work toward a common goal – revamping the neighborhood. It worked closely with the North 22nd Street […]

 

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West are rarely seen in the mainstream media. When they are, it usually involves poverty, drugs or violence. But these neighborhoods are lively areas with plenty of interesting people and things to do. Here are a few things you might not have known about these North Philadelphia communities. 1. South Philly has Pat’s […]

 

Nicetown: Parents, Teachers Protest at School District

Nicetown: Parents, Teachers Protest at School District

In the debate about whether to turn over Edward T. Steel Elementary School to the administration of Mastery Charter Schools, the voices for the current leadership at Steel have been loud and clear. They are not happy with how this process has gone. Parents, children, teachers and activists recently gathered outside the Philadelphia School District […]

 

Nicetown: Parents Vote on the Future of Edward T. Steel Elementary School

[vimeo 93909422] It was an intense and emotional journey leading up to the results that would help decide the fate of Edward T. Steel Elementary School in Nicetown. It would soon be decided if parents and the School Advisory Council wanted to turn over the school’s administration to Mastery Charter, or leave it in the hands of the […]