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Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five People Making a Difference

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five People Making a Difference

There are many nonprofits, charities and other organizations in the Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill neighborhoods. These organizations often provide something that the neighborhood itself is lacking: education about crucial topics, an outlet that can scarcely be found elsewhere, or aid for people who are too often overlooked. Here are five people who work in […]

 

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Community Leaders You Need to Know

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Community Leaders You Need to Know

One of the most immediately distinct things about Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill are the many communities that these areas contain. Whether they are drawn together by religion, proximity or shared cultural backgrounds, the people in these communities are the lifeblood of the area. The five people below are community leaders whose actions help to […]

 

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Places You Should Know

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Places You Should Know

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill are home to a variety of interesting sites and a community with a wealth of diversity. It is great for both locals exploring the neighborhood on their days off and visitors looking for somewhere to spend those coveted hours between Friday and Monday. Here are five significant landmarks in the […]

 By Khanhly Nguyen and Bradley Feldman

Walnut Hill: Program Promotes Health Awareness for Young Adults

Walnut Hill: Program Promotes Health Awareness for Young Adults

Project STAND, a project based out of the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to educate African-American males between the ages of 18 and 45 about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. STAND is short for the full name of the project, Steering Together a New Direction. Its mission is to lower the rates of sexually […]

 By Khanhly Nguyen

Walnut Hill: Organization Brings Awareness to the Community about Education Quality in Prison

Walnut Hill: Organization Brings Awareness to the Community about Education Quality in Prison

  The prison population has increased in the United States over the past 30 years. Each day, about 200 new jail cells are constructed. According to prison statistics from Hearts and Minds, most inmates come from a disadvantaged background. About one-third of inmates were unemployed prior to their imprisonment. In addition, the majority of inmates had […]

 By Khanhly Nguyen and Bradley Feldman

Walnut Hill: Stereotypes Stalk Local Muslims

Walnut Hill: Stereotypes Stalk Local Muslims

For the past 12 years, sentiments among many Americans towards Muslims has been anything but smooth. Muslims have become perhaps the most hated group of people in America ever since the 9/11 (2001) attacks on the United States. Mikail Asnwad, a Philadelphian, said he feels too many Americans hold “negative stereotypes” about Muslims irrespective of […]

 By Bradley Feldman and Khanhly Nguyen

Walnut Hill: Local Hardware Store is Century Old Staple

Walnut Hill: Local Hardware Store is Century Old Staple

When most people think of a hardware they immediately think of the big national chains Home Depot or Lowe’s. Yet, for many in Walnut Hill, their hardware store is not a national chain. The Monarch hardware store, located at 4502 Walnut Street, has been a community staple since 1929. While this store originally opened in 1904, the […]

 By Amanda Kerstetter

Walnut Hill: A Makeover for the Paul Robeson House

Walnut Hill: A Makeover for the Paul Robeson House

In 1984 Frances Aulston was working as a librarian at the Free Public Library of West Philadelphia when Mayor Wilson Goode and other politicians started recognizing the need for cultural institutions within the city. It was expressed that artists needed more support and that is when The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance was created. The mission […]

 By Amanda Kerstetter

Walnut Hill: Painting of Paul Robeson Unveiled

Walnut Hill: Painting of Paul Robeson Unveiled

Sixteen years have passed since Philadelphia artist Vaughn Stubb began painting “A Life: Paul Robeson.” The painting was created piece by piece and slowly put together like a puzzle. Stubb is a multidisciplinary artist who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia after serving in the military during the Vietnam War. He […]

 Kenneth Andrew Deffley

Walnut Hill: Every Day Is Father’s Day for Men’s Support Group

Walnut Hill: Every Day Is Father’s Day for Men’s Support Group

With Father’s Day having come and gone, one group of men will continue to show up in a classroom at the West Philadelphia YMCA to learn, laugh and bond over one prevailing topic: fatherhood. The Fathers’ Club, a free support group, meets every Tuesday night at the YMCA to discuss and advise dads in all […]