Immigration: The Welcoming Center For New Pennsylvanians Assists Those New To Philadelphia

Immigration: The Welcoming Center For New Pennsylvanians Assists Those New To Philadelphia

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that seeks to help those in need, including immigrants and refugees, with improving their lives and socioeconomic status. Philadelphians who are foreign born often find themselves at a disadvantage in the job market and require additional assistance in getting the education, language skills and connections […]

 By Rodney Bost and Saleem Taaj Sabree

Fairhill: Dutch Artists Inspire Philly Painting Project

Fairhill: Dutch Artists Inspire Philly Painting Project

When Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn received the news that Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program wanted them to come to design a pair of large-scale projects, they immediately knew that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Koolhaas and Urhahn, also known as Haas & Hahn, are a Dutch artist team hired by the Mural Arts Program […]

 By Christine Fisher and Kara Savidge

Mantua: Art Installations Aim to Spur Economic Development

Mantua: Art Installations Aim to Spur Economic Development

The grand opening of “LOOK! On Lancaster Avenue” drew large crowds to the Mantua section of Lancaster Avenue on Friday night. LOOK!, which features 16 visual and sound art installations by local artists, is an initiative to spur economic development and community engagement through art installations in vacant and underutilized storefronts. Those in charge hope […]