Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Spruce Hill: Uhuru’s Flea Market Coordinator Inspires Young Africans To Make Change

Tiffany Murphy, a native of West Philadelphia, fell in love with community organization and civic engagement during her childhood. Years later, she is now the coordinator for the Uhuru Flea Market and the upcoming One Africa, One Nation Uhuru Book Fair Market that institutionalizes and develops programs to defend the human and civil rights of people […]

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Powelton Village: Connecting West Philly’s Community Leaders

Powelton Village: Connecting West Philly’s Community Leaders

Ryan Draving’s goal is to seek out leaders in West Philadelphia and bring them together. He was part of a group which helped more than two dozen organizations in West Philly put on the West Philadelphia Community Action Fair last April. Draving, a senior partner at Manayunk-based consultancy Muhlenhaupt + Company, LLC, grew up in Jenkintown and […]

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East Oak Lane: Community Organization Needs the Next Generation to Get Involved

East Oak Lane: Community Organization Needs the Next Generation to Get Involved

The Oak Lane Community Action Association (OLCAA) has been distributing the East Oak Lane Paper to the community since the 70s but as of late, they’ve been having a difficult time with maintaining their audience. According to OLCAA’s current president Eric Brice, their membership dues aren’t pulling in as much profit as they were when the […]

 By Shanise Redmon and Monet Tucker

Germantown: Community Garden Adds to Neighborhood’s Changing Dynamic

Germantown: Community Garden Adds to Neighborhood’s Changing Dynamic

Residents of West Rockland Street, located between the 4800 blocks of Germantown Avenue and Green Street, have been working diligently to assure that the neighborhood is safe and functions as a tightly knit unit. Four years ago, the neighborhood was in a state of discontent. Residents were detached and rarely communicated with one another. They […]