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North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

Malik Tape, 27, is currently the sports director for the Columbia North YMCA, located at 1400 North Broad St. Tape runs a city wide program called Get Hype Philly! that promotes children’s health and development. He’s doing everything he can to give back to the city of Philadelphia. How did you get your start in the […]

 

North Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s Prep Football Coach Gabriel Infante Empowers Boys to Become Men

North Philadelphia: St. Joseph’s Prep Football Coach Gabriel Infante Empowers Boys to Become Men

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School head football coach Gabriel Infante (above) holds a 41-18 record over five seasons. That includes two consecutive PIAA AAAA State Championships. He previously served as the head coach at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey and before that, was a defensive coordinator at several high school. Infante tries to make leaders […]

 

South Philadelphia: PEP Helps Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Develop Useful Life Skills

South Philadelphia: PEP Helps Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Develop Useful Life Skills

Several individuals sat at a large table, coloring, writing, working on puzzles, watching “The Price is Right” on television and waving happily at people passing by. All of these individuals have what is known as an intellectual disability, but that did not stop them from enjoying their day, chatting away and offering everyone who approached […]

 

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

South of South Street: Five Improvements in the Works

Residents living south of South Street have witnessed rapid change over the last decade. From Ori Feibush’s new construction and rehabilitated homes to closing shops and bars, the area has been in a constant state of flux. According to census data, the area’s African-American population decreased more than 25 percent between 2000 and 2010, while white residents have nearly doubled […]

 By Brittany Hahn & Jim Sauls

South of South Street: From An Eyesore To An Art Canvas

Resting along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the 4.5-acre vacant lot on the corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue serves as a local artists canvas for a soon-to-be sculpture. Cirque du Soleil once occupied the gargantuan eyesore, using it as a tent station every-so-often. Hudson Reality Capital, LLC currently owns the land. This means […]

 By Casey Brannigan and Morgyn Seigfried

South Philadelphia: Brandywine Workshop Helps Artists Network

South Philadelphia: Brandywine Workshop Helps Artists Network

Brandywine Workshop has been a printmaking and arts education center since 1972. Located at 728 S. Broad St., it has attracted artists from 15 different countries which includes Russia, Europe, Whales and Caribbean countries. Although it started mostly with artists, teachers from the University of the Arts and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts have all […]

 By Sacsheen Scott and Melissa Poe

Broad Street: Salvation Army Reaches Out to Japan

Broad Street: Salvation Army Reaches Out to Japan

In the wake the recent devastation in Japan, one local organization is helping to make a difference to those most affected by the tsunami. The Salvation Army Headquarters, located at 701 North Broad St., is offering a special donation fund called Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Relief.  The proceeds of those who contribute will go straight to those […]

 By Sacsheen Scott

North Philadelphia: Operation Silence for Life

North Philadelphia: Operation Silence for Life

Operation Silence for Life  is dedicated to getting its mission out to the public. Standing on Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, members of the Cardinal Newman Center on Temple’s main campus  wore red tape over their mouths and arms holding signs such as “Your Mom Chose Life.” As students and residents of the […]