Port Richmond: Local Day Care Anticipates Two-Year Anniversary and Summer Camp

Port Richmond: Local Day Care Anticipates Two-Year Anniversary and Summer Camp

Port Richmond resident Erica Quinn said she remembers the day her longtime friend Nicole Fisher called her to discuss going back to work. It was 2012, and both women recently had children. Although they both lived in Port Richmond since childhood, they weren’t thrilled with any of the child care facilities in the neighborhood. They envisioned […]

 

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

Mantua: Gun Violence in “The Bottom”

At 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday February 11, 2014, 23 year-old Mantua resident Marquise Williams was shot dead outside of the H&H Daycare and Learning Center. Located at 40th and Poplar streets, the H&H Daycare and Learning Center serves both Mantua and the Mill Creek neighborhoods. 40 children were inside the building when gunfire erupted in […]

 By Kayla Devon

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue wasn’t empty for very long as new tenants from Lighthouse Chapel International moved in last month, but the community is still concerned with the parking and the pool. TD Bank foreclosed the property one year ago when the owners, Phoenix Horizons, Inc., filed for bankruptcy and could not […]

 By Tasia N. Morgan

Lesedi La Batho Daycare Center Uplifts Community

Lesedi La Batho Daycare Center Uplifts Community

[vimeo 72469489] A special daycare center, located 16-miles north of Pretoria, South Africa, opened in 2011. This center in Mabopane, operated by Lesedi La Batho, not only provides childcare but also aims to empower and motivate local youth and the community. The center gives young mothers free services, teaches new mothers about proper baby care and […]

 By June Fredericks

Logan: Kid’s Corner Child Care

Logan: Kid’s Corner Child Care

Kid’s Corner Child Care Center has provided the Logan community with strong foundations for young learners. Located on 4815 Old York Road, the brightly decorated building has welcomed families into the facility for over four years. Kid’s Corner, which is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, has strived to provide children with […]

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Ridge Avenue: Local Church Makes a Difference in the Community

Ridge Avenue: Local Church Makes a Difference in the Community

[vimeo 19996483] Places of worship are very common throughout the city of Philadelphia. With what started as a congregation that met in the house of its minister, The Greater St. Luke’s Disciple Church has since grown into a staple in the Ridge Avenue community. For almost 60 years The Greater St. Luke’s Disciple Church has […]