Hunting Park: Five Places That Uplift The Members of the Community

Hunting Park: Five Places That Uplift The Members of the Community

Hunting Park in North Philadelphia offers many places for its community members to come together. These places inspire growth in the community and keep the lights on to promote a positive environment. Here are five places in Hunting Park that uplift members of the community. The Lenfest Center Built in 2007, originally as a building for […]

 

Hunting Park: Shoot Basketballs Not People is a Game-changer For Youth

Hunting Park: Shoot Basketballs Not People is a Game-changer For Youth

It slipped out of someone’s mouth. There are consequences when that four-letter word gets uttered. Not the bar-of-soap “Christmas Story” consequences. There was no swear-jar on-hand storing allowance money. No time-out corner to get exiled to for some quiet, reflective time. But there was a sideline and a half-court line. And there was the whistle-blowing […]

 

Hunting Park: Five Parents Who Refuse to Sit on the Sidelines

Hunting Park: Five Parents Who Refuse to Sit on the Sidelines

These parental role models are helping engage Hunting Park’s youth in positive activities.

Absent parents. Incarcerated fathers. Children of violence. For parents and children in underserved parts of the city, the narrative far too often reads the same. Headlines tell of kids losing their lives too soon, a good kid getting caught up with the wrong crowd. A network of parents in the Hunting Park community thinks it’s […]

 

Hunting Park: Lenfest Center Coordinator Recruits Youth to Safe Space

Hunting Park: Lenfest Center Coordinator Recruits Youth to Safe Space

Kevin Oberst brings City Year experience to help Hunting Park community stay connected.

Lights were out and a sign on the door read “closed,” but a few tiny fists still came knocking on the Lenfest Center’s doors during after-school hours on Jan. 27. Kevin Oberst, the youth center’s full-time outreach coordinator, popped out of his office to break the news that programs were canceled for the day due […]