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Chestnut Hill: Enrichment Center Keeps Older Adults Active

Chestnut Hill: Enrichment Center Keeps Older Adults Active

The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment was formed in 1978 by the Chestnut Hill Community Association as a program (then known as the Chestnut Hill Senior Services Center) to provide activities and resources enhancing the wellness, community involvement, and independent living for older residents. “The mission was to serve the older adults in Chestnut Hill and the mission […]

 

Cobbs Creek: PAL Offers Fun, Safe Haven for Young People

The Police Athletic League, also known as the PAL, is a nonprofit organization known throughout the country for its variety of extracurricular activities for young people in the community. Police officers and community leaders at PAL create programming for the neighborhood, mostly with the purpose of keeping youths engaged and off of the street. In […]

 By Samuel Scimeca and Micaella J. Wesley

Powelton Village: Local Organization Helps Men in Search of Recovery

Powelton Village: Local Organization Helps Men in Search of Recovery

At first glance, the 3300 block of Powelton Avenue looks to be just another block filled with student housing for nearby Drexel University students. Every house looks almost identical. The first house on the block is different, however.  It does not house students. It houses Re-Enter Incorporated. Re-Enter Incorporated is a free-standing, non-hospital, licensed drug […]

 

Holmesburg: Local Institution Continues to Help Neighborhood Kids

Holmesburg: Local Institution Continues to Help Neighborhood Kids

While other organizations are working to give kids something to do to stay out of trouble. the Holmesburg Boys Club has been working to get kids off the streets and into a safe environment for the past 50 years. The Holmesburg Boys Club is a local establishment located at the intersection of Ditman and Lansing […]