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West Passyunk: Saint Monica’s Cares For Community At All Stages of Life

West Passyunk: Saint Monica’s Cares For Community At All Stages of Life

Saint Monica’s Catholic Church, located on the corner of 17th and Ritner streets in South Philadelphia, has been serving the Catholic community for decades with weekly mass and confessions, as well as community programs that provide aid to parishioners for the entirety of their lives in the neighborhood. The parish has many organizations for community […]

 

Immigration: Planting Seeds of Culture to Build Connections Amongst People

Immigration: Planting Seeds of Culture to Build Connections Amongst People

Elizabeth Taylor-Mead is a development consultant at Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth and adults on Arab culture. Through the arts, music and language, the organization hopes to raise cross-cultural awareness and debunk discrimination against Arabs as well as all immigrants living in the U.S. Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture has partnered […]

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South Philadelphia: Cambodian Refugee Who Became High School Principal

South Philadelphia: Cambodian Refugee Who Became High School Principal

Despite not receiving an education for much of his childhood life, Daniel Peou didn’t let that stop him from getting where he is today, the principal of Horace Furness High School. Peou grew up in Cambodia during the times of a harsh civil war and the grueling Khmer Rouge regime, so as a child there […]

 

How To: Become A Bouncer

How To: Become A Bouncer

In 2011, City Council enacted a law with requirements for bouncers, one that prohibits bars and other places from employing security who have not completed a training course. Security jobs are one gateway to the workforce for those who may not have completed higher levels of education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean […]

 

How To: Start A Community Garden

How To: Start A Community Garden

Finding a place to care for plants or harvest crops in an urban setting like Philadelphia may not be easy. However, throughout the city there are more than 60 community gardens at the public’s disposal. If none of the established gardens are close enough to home, or the waiting list to join is too long, there’s […]

 

Social Issues: “I Felt It Was Important To Give Back To My Community As Much As I Can.”

Social Issues: “I Felt It Was Important To Give Back To My Community As Much As I Can.”

Michael Lee is the executive director of the nonprofit organization Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Lee graduated from Central High School and was a part of the inaugural class of Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law in 2009. Following his graduation from law school he began practicing as a criminal […]

 

Port Richmond: Community Advisory Meetings, Farm To Families And Free Outdoor Movie Night This Week

Port Richmond: Community Advisory Meetings, Farm To Families And Free Outdoor Movie Night This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Port Richmond this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Kensington Storefront Community Advisory Meeting– Tuesday, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., 2774 Kensington Ave. Deep Roots Charter School Parent & Community Advisory Meeting– Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7-8:30 p.m., Heitzman Recreation Center (2136 Castor […]

 

Point Breeze: Back To School BBQ, Screen Printing Workshop And More This Week

Point Breeze: Back To School BBQ, Screen Printing Workshop And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Point Breeze this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  DIY Screen Printing Workshop– Monday, Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m., DiSilvestro Playground (1701 S. 15th St.) Free Zumbini Demo Class– Wednesday, Aug. 23, 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Equilibrium Dance Academy (1802 S. Broad St.) […]

 

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 […]