“We knew not to go to Eighth Street because of the shootings. We knew not to go to 12th Street because of the drug war.” This was how Sharif Street, lawyer and son of former Philadelphia Mayor John Street, described his childhood to the children of Tree House Books. The children are from the same […]
Lorenda Legions was referred to the Non-Profit Technology Resources’ Tech-Redi program in 2008, and three months later she was a full-time employee. “It’s a wonderful program, I learned a lot,” Legions said with a smile of appreciation. Legions, like other Tech-Redi workers, was placed in the warehouse stacked full with palettes of computer monitors, hard-drives […]
As the Jewish tradition teaches, “kol avarim zeh lazeh,” or “we are all responsible for each other.” At Kol Tzedek, the Reconstructionist Synagogue in West Philadelphia, a Jewish community was built on the foundation of prayer, education, spirituality and activism. Kol Tzedek began when a group of Jewish people in West Philadelphia came together seeking […]
The fast-paced notes of a jazz tune can be heard down the halls of the Clef Club, as senior and junior ensembles practice their skills. Drums pounding, saxophones dragging low notes and trumpets blare out past titles, as well as new creations by students in the class. The Clef Club isn’t just any old music […]
Philadelphia Neighborhoods went throughout the city to obtain reaction to Philadelphia’s efforts of clearing the snow from last week’s storms.
Eleven years ago, Rev. Roger Riggins pondered what to make of all the extra space in the building that houses the Word of Life Worship Center in Allegheny West. “I was standing there one day and I just sensed in my spirit, the thrift store came to me,” said Riggins. A minister of 30 years, […]
Last Saturday, 2-year-old Maeve Cooper made her acting debut. “I was a dog–a girl dog. Woof, woof!” She also witnessed a cockroach give her legs in marriage and a confused cat realize he was not a Chihuahua. The Family Theatre Series, an interactive storytelling performance held at the Walking Fish Theatre, gives children the opportunity to creatively […]