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Mantua: “You’re Never Really Alone if You Come to Work Here.”

Mantua: “You’re Never Really Alone if You Come to Work Here.”

Branon Gilmore makes enrichment for youths and adults in the Mantua area his priority every day when coming to work in the morning. Gilmore, 44, is the Center Director for the West Philadelphia Community Center on Haverford Avenue near 35th Street. For 10 years, he has been working for Caring People Alliance, an agency partnering with the […]

 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 […]

 By Kimberley Richards and Bob Petro

Mantua: Football Player and Role Model

Mantua: Football Player and Role Model

Working for a community center in Mantua is a long way from the pro-football career Zamir Cobb once had. However, in many ways, Cobb’s current career is very close to the care he provided as child for his many siblings. With humble beginnings and a football dream from the start, Cobb knew that he was […]