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Hunting Park: Local Efforts Encourage Minorities And Millennials To Vote

Hunting Park: Local Efforts Encourage Minorities And Millennials To Vote

Equipped with pledge cards, iPods, and polling data, a group of five millennials cramped into a minivan. Maneuvering through North Philadelphia, the team knocked door-to-door along nestled rowhomes in Hunting Park, Juniata Park, and Feltonville, greeted by residents stricken with consternations surrounding Election Day. The canvassing clan is a constituent of the National Council of […]

 By Donald M. DeCray III

North Philadelphia: 8th Annual Sugarcane Festival Motivates and Educates Community

North Philadelphia: 8th Annual Sugarcane Festival Motivates and Educates Community

Helping connect local residents to health and civic organizations is the purpose behind the annual Sugarcane Festival in North Philadelphia now in its eighth year. The idea for the festival came to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha CEO and President Nilda Ruiz. She wanted to show the strong and growing Hispanic community to the National Council […]

 By Cherri Gregg

Ludlow: Seventh Annual Sugar Kane Festival Engages Community

Ludlow: Seventh Annual Sugar Kane Festival Engages Community

Asociaciòn Puertorriqueños en Marcha is a non-profit organization that provides critical health, housing, substance abuse and support services for families in North Philadelphia. The organization has worked to transform North Philadelphia by rehabilitating older housing and developing new affordable housing projects for lower-income families. Examples of APM’s work are visible near Fifth and Berks Streets, […]