Education: YouthBuild Gives High School Dropouts A Second Chance To Succeed

Education: YouthBuild Gives High School Dropouts A Second Chance To Succeed

Jocquelyn Cain, 21, was turned away when he tried to re-enroll in his high school two years after he dropped out. He was too old. The Pennsylvania Department of Education says that only 70 percent of the students in Philadelphia public schools will graduate high school. This is well below the statewide number of 86 […]

 

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Ivy Ridge Green was co-founded six years ago by Chris Kingsley, Annie Scott and Blaise Syrnick. Spearheaded by Destination Schuylkill River, Ivy Ridge Green’s goal is to add more green to the communities of Roxborough and Manayunk. Though Kingsley is no longer with Ivy Ridge Green, the organization continued to grow immensely thanks to dedicated volunteers such as Marlene Schleifer, […]

 

Olney: Renewing a Historic Street

Olney: Renewing a Historic Street

Drive up one of Philadelphia’s most historic main streets and you will see longtime residents walking amongst new and vibrant residents, flashes of a city heading for the future. Stephanie Michel’s job begins at the meeting point of these two sides and it ends where they come together for the good of the community. Michel (above, […]