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 […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Five People Making a Difference

Cobbs Creek: Five People Making a Difference

There is a strong sense of community involvement within the Cobbs Creek area. Many organizations are dedicated to improving the area and the lives of those who live there. Within these organizations are individuals working directly with community members. 1. Micel Sanchez (above) is a student volunteer participating in work-study at LIFT. Her role is called “advocate.” […]

 

Cobbs Creek: ‘Miracle on 63rd Street’ Aids Those in Need

Located on Cobbs Creek Parkway in West Philadelphia, the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County serves as a temporary residence and rehabilitation center for people in need. Affectionately known as the “Miracle on 63rd Street,” the Life Center provides housing, counseling, rehabilitation and job opportunities for Pennsylvania residents who are going through tough times. James […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Boys’ Latin Challenges Students to Excel

A challenging curriculum and personal investment in the young men of the Cobbs Creek neighborhood is what Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School offers to its community. Located at 55th Street and Cedar Avenue, Boys’ Latin was established in 2005 by the school’s CEO, David Hardy. Hardy had a vision of starting an all-boys charter […]