Cobbs Creek: Environmental Center Educates The Community And Works Alongside The Philadelphia Water Dept.

Cobbs Creek: Environmental Center Educates The Community And Works Alongside The Philadelphia Water Dept.

The Cobbs Creek Environmental Center is part of the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River, one of many organizations in the area providing public education about the environment and our water supply. “One of the problems we have in this part of the city is our system is very old,” said the center’s […]

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Cobbs Creek: Food Pantry Serves As A Staple At St. Cyprian Church

Cobbs Creek: Food Pantry Serves As A Staple At St. Cyprian Church

Several years ago, April Robinson needed groceries— so she turned to the St. Cyprian Church for a meal. “A bag of chicken, some canned goods and some noodles, and juice,” Robinson said. She still remembers the groceries she received in the church’s basement, which has served as a food pantry for well over a decade. […]

 

Haddington and Cobbs Creek: Teaching the Philly Bop Dance at Community Libraries

Haddington and Cobbs Creek: Teaching the Philly Bop Dance at Community Libraries

On Saturday afternoons throughout the summer, the Cobbs Creek and Haddington branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia host Philly Bop dance classes. The bop is a style of dance that was popular in the 1950s and throughout the 1960s that was created by African Americans based upon 1920’s era Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and East […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Sunshine Center Becomes A Busier Place For Local Seniors

Cobbs Creek: Sunshine Center Becomes A Busier Place For Local Seniors

It beeped repeatedly. Each click on the display offering up another error message. Still slightly hesitant when using the computers, seniors tapped on keyboards at The Older Adult Sunshine Center as they replied to Facebook posts, email and the occasional instant message. “I’m determined,” said Gloria McDowell-Savage. “I’m going to use these new skills to get over […]

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Cobbs Creek: Business Association Members Work To Revive 60th Street

Cobbs Creek: Business Association Members Work To Revive 60th Street

The 60th Street West Market Street Business Association caters to the needs of the community and helps new businesses gain their voices. As opportunities for businesses continue to develop on 60th Street between Market Street and Baltimore Avenue, the association has pushed to network among its peer organizations. Loretta Ferguson, 81, is the treasurer and the oldest member of […]

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Cobbs Creek: Larissa Mogano Works to Maintain Network with Neighbors

Cobbs Creek: Larissa Mogano Works to Maintain Network with Neighbors

Larissa Mogano has lived in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood for close to 10 years. She is one of the founders of the Cobbs Creek Neighborhood Association and promotes it heavily on Facebook. While there are other organizations in West Philadelphia dedicated to community issues, Mogano feels like the key to reaching a larger amount of neighbors […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Casa Soccer League is more than just an amateur soccer league. It is also a nonprofit organization run strictly by volunteers who are dedicated to maintaining Casa (Spanish for house) as an affordable, organized, competitive and quality outlet for soccer in Philadelphia When it started in 2005, Casa was a summer pick-up league at the […]

 

Cobbs Creek: PAL Offers Fun, Safe Haven for Young People

The Police Athletic League, also known as the PAL, is a nonprofit organization known throughout the country for its variety of extracurricular activities for young people in the community. Police officers and community leaders at PAL create programming for the neighborhood, mostly with the purpose of keeping youths engaged and off of the street. In […]

 

Cobbs Creek: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Cobbs Creek: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

There are many things in Cobbs Creek that are hidden gems, meaning they’re not well known to most people who do not live or visit the area. 1. Cheerleaders from West Philadelphia High School (above) use the Cobbs Creek Recreation center to practice. They will be competing in the Jam Fest/Jam Brands Cheer and Dance […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Philadelphia 300 Men Assembly Seeks Solutions to Crime

The first town hall meeting was called together by the Philadelphia 300 Men Assembly, co-founded by Donnell Regusters and Tommy Joshua. The purpose of this meeting was to hear the issues the community is dealing with and to figure out a plan to fix them. A handful of local organizations and professionals gathered together at […]

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