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Strawberry Mansion: Q&A with Lawrence Battle

Strawberry Mansion: Q&A with Lawrence Battle

Lawrence Battle, a Strawberry Mansion native, has been volunteering at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center (SMNAC) for more than two years. The center is one of more than 50 KEYSPOTS in the city dedicated to offering free Internet access and helping community residents learn how to use a computer. The SMNAC has 18 computers, […]

 By Micaella Wesley and Samuel Scimeca

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

There are many reasons why community centers are great to have in the neighborhood. They are a safe place for children to go after school. They make more jobs in the area and also hold events like dances and parties. Community centers serve as an affordable place for children to learn, have fun, participate in […]

 By Elizabeth Diane Sim and Brianna Michelle Bosak

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Technology is changing the way we live. So- it is interesting to observe how Mount Airy – a neighborhood as old as America itself – is staying up-to-date, while still preserving its historic charm and quaint village-like atmosphere. Unlike most places in America, Mount Airy remains rather untouched when it comes to commercial outlets and […]

 By Ian Darrenkamp and Stephen Kimmerly

Hunting Park: Future Expansion of Community Service Organization

Hunting Park: Future Expansion of Community Service Organization

After-school programs have provided a place for students to go to either improve on homework, have a little bit of fun or simply having a safe place to go until mom or dad come to pick them up. While teens eventually leave to go on to the next chapter of their life, another group of […]

 By Cherri Gregg

Powelton Village: PEC Launches New Public Computer Centers

Powelton Village: PEC Launches New Public Computer Centers

Most people have likely heard the term “digital divide.”  But what is it exactly?  One frequent definition of “digital divide” is the gap between those individuals who have access to computers, the Internet and technology and those who do not. According to a survey completed by the Knight Center and U.S. census data, 41 percent […]