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Northwest: Mount Airy Learning Tree Branching Out to Create Stronger Community

Northwest: Mount Airy Learning Tree Branching Out to Create Stronger Community

Mount Airy Learning Tree (MALT) is a community-based nonprofit organization that has been bringing together members of the Northwest Philadelphia community for more than 35 years. Founded in 1980 by Barbara Bloom, MALT looks to enrich the lives of community members by offering a wide range of courses in an informal learning environment on particular […]

 

Hunting Park: Program Leader Gives Back to the Next Generation of Lenfest Center Learners

Hunting Park: Program Leader Gives Back to the Next Generation of Lenfest Center Learners

As a youth in Hunting Park, Kysheen Wilson was always looking for a place that he could get excited about. In 2007, the Philadelphia Police Athletic League began to use the building on N.10th St. in Hunting Park for athletic activity for youths from ages 6-18.¬†Wilson started taking advantage of the programs offered there almost […]

 

Kensington: Low Income Living, High Creativity and Community

  What happens when community outreach and real estate development culminate into an artistic outlet for Philadelphians? The New Kensington Community Development Corporation, one of the many community non-profit organizations that help serve the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhoods, has the answer with the Coral Street Arts House. Located at 2446 Coral St., just off York Street and […]

 By Gabrielle Holak

University City: ArtWell Programs Inspire Youth

University City: ArtWell Programs Inspire Youth

ArtWell, formerly known as the Arts and Spirituality Center, teaches students to use art and communication to help combat the personal struggles of everyday life. The nonprofit organization, located at 3723 Chestnut St., works with the youth of Philadelphia to expand their horizons and open their eyes to the endless possibilities in store for them. […]