Allegheny West: Medical Care Made Accessible to Empower Community

Allegheny West: Medical Care Made Accessible to Empower Community

Miriam Medical Clinic, a faith-based health care clinic founded in 2014, is reducing the societal barriers to access of medical care by empowering communities through physical and spiritual healing. Located in the heart of the Allegheny West neighborhood, the clinic provides a vast range of medical care, from physical examinations, pediatrics, podiatry and dental services, […]

 

Allegheny West: Foundation Provides Backbone for Community

The Allegheny West Foundation has a huge influence on the community today. From housing and commercial development plans to orchestrating youth programs, the organization has a hand in everything. The foundation has teamed up with many organizations throughout the community to work toward a common goal – revamping the neighborhood. It worked closely with the North 22nd Street […]

 

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West are rarely seen in the mainstream media. When they are, it usually involves poverty, drugs or violence. But these neighborhoods are lively areas with plenty of interesting people and things to do. Here are a few things you might not have known about these North Philadelphia communities. 1. South Philly has Pat’s […]

 

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five People Making a Difference

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West: Five People Making a Difference

Tioga-Nicetown and Allegheny West have consistently been portrayed in the news as poverty and crime-ridden areas. But often overlooked are the leaders that work in the community. Whether new to the community or long-time presences, these people have worked tirelessly to make their neighborhood a better place to live. 1. A rookie to the squad, firefighter […]

 

Allegheny West: Merchants Association Builds Up The Business Corridor

Allegheny West: Merchants Association Builds Up The Business Corridor

For more than four decades, the North 22nd Street Merchants Association has dedicated its services to businesses along the corridor that stretches from Lehigh Avenue to Allegheny Avenue along 22nd Street. Since the 1970s, economic struggles have left many empty storefronts along the corridor. Within recent years, however, many new businesses have popped up with the […]

 

Allegheny West: Attorney Adrian Moody Comes Back Home

Allegheny West: Attorney Adrian Moody Comes Back Home

On the busy strip of 22nd St and Indiana Avenue sits the Moody and Shields law office. That’s where attorney Adrian Moody helps the very community where he grew up. His strong beliefs in building long-lasting relationships and giving back are just some of the many ways in which Moody enriches his neighborhood. More importantly […]

 

Allegheny West: Denise’s Offers Delicacies on North 22nd Street

Allegheny West: Denise’s Offers Delicacies on North 22nd Street

“Y’all don’t have any doughnuts!” a customer said as he examined the selection at Denise’s Delicacies in Allegheny West. “I was gonna put you some up but they said you were cutting back, Montel. They said you picked up 20 pounds!” replied Tangie Johnson, who works at the counter. With her fun, easygoing personality, Johnson seemed […]

 

Allegheny: Five People You Should Know

Allegheny: Five People You Should Know

Allegheny West is on the rise. Community leaders are fighting poverty and hunger, but they’re also being proactive – job training and placement is offered through more than one organization. Although the end goal is the same, these influential people are taking several approaches. Whether they deliver the message through prayer, music or media, the […]

 By Melissa Robbins

Allegheny-West: Sweet Success

Allegheny-West: Sweet Success

Allegheny West Foundation, a community development center, is a pillar and has made great investments into the North Philadelphia neighborhood. “What we at Allegheny West are doing is embracing the community as a whole from economic development to educational excellence,” said Ron Hinton, head of the foundation. Area students can receive after-school support through the […]