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Kensington: After-School Program Allows For A Comeback In The Arts

Kensington: After-School Program Allows For A Comeback In The Arts

After the school day was over at John Moffet Elementary, eager students sat attentively in an auditorium holding a tabla (“hand drum”) in one arm while rhythmically tapping with the other. With the help of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Moffet has been able to maintain an after-school program that focuses on enriching students through art […]

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Kensington: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Connects With The Community

Kensington: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Connects With The Community

Walking down Master Street in Kensington, it’s almost impossible to miss the Crane Arts building. Located in front of the building, two light brown doors lead to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a space that provides the community with tools and exhibits to expand their knowledge of photography. It wasn’t that long ago – six years to […]

 

Pennsport: Community Organization Provides Bright Future for Local Students

Pennsport: Community Organization Provides Bright Future for Local Students

Groups of cheerful students skipped towards the colorful Southwark House at the corner of Ellsworth Street in Pennsport after school. Southwark is one of two facilities under United Communities Southeast Philadelphia. Established in 1969, the association has promoted educational and economic advancement among South Philadelphia residents for years. Operating on grants and donations, the organization offers many […]

 

Cedar Park: Music Program Proves Instrumental to Young Students

Cedar Park: Music Program Proves Instrumental to Young Students

The major budget cuts the School District of Philadelphia had to endure had a direct impact on music and art programs throughout the schools. Established in 2011 at St. Francis De Sales School, Play On, Philly! has been able to provide students with another way to learn musical instruments in a school setting. Play On, […]

 By Micaella Wesley and Samuel Scimeca

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

There are many reasons why community centers are great to have in the neighborhood. They are a safe place for children to go after school. They make more jobs in the area and also hold events like dances and parties. Community centers serve as an affordable place for children to learn, have fun, participate in […]

 By Liam McKenna and Kenny Thapoung

Hunting Park: Center Provides After-School Fun for Children

Hunting Park: Center Provides After-School Fun for Children

On a walk through Hunting Park, it’s  not unusual to see corner stores, abandoned homes and unuse swing sets. However, turn the corner on 10th Street and the grand structure of the Lenfest Center jumps right out. Neighboring the Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, the Lenfest Center, located at 3890 N. 10th St., […]

 By Marchelle Roberts

Germantown: Church Educates, Feeds Germantown High School Students

Germantown: Church Educates, Feeds Germantown High School Students

Church is not only a place of worship for some high school students in Germantown, Pa. The First United Methodist Church of Germantown, also known as FUMCOG, enriches the lives of Germantown teens through an after school program that reaches students beyond the classroom. When the dismissal bells ring at Germantown High School, many students […]

 By Tim Johnson and Kriston Bethel

Hunting Park: Recreation Center Keeps Kids Moving Through Winter Months

Hunting Park: Recreation Center Keeps Kids Moving Through Winter Months

The disparity of Hunting Park can be striking. One area can be bustling with people at one point and void of activity the next. The Hunting Park Recreation Center illustrates this perfectly. “Some days are a little quieter than others,” said Kevin Cush, the director of maintenance at the center, “then days like today are […]

 By Stephen Kimmerly and Ian Darrenkamp

Hunting Park: Library Offers New After-School Program

Hunting Park: Library Offers New After-School Program

The Nicetown branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, which also serves Hunting Park, has been a place for kids in the surrounding community to come after school and work on their studies. While the library does offer the LEAP Program to help children with their work a new program has started to teach them […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden Gideon

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Fels South Philadelphia Community Center, located at 2407 South Broad St., is a 43,000-square-foot facility dedicated to serving the community. The center was opened in 1999 and provides a variety of services to people of all ages. Steve Cotilus,  the assistant director, explained that the community center is part of Caring People Alliance. Founded in […]