Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hunting Park: Black Diamond Dance Troupe Prepares Girls For Healthy Futures Through Dance and Mentoring

Hip-Hop music played loudly at the Hunting Park Recreation Center, where a group of young girls smiled with joy as they began preparation for their next performance. The Black Diamond Dance Troupe was founded two years ago by Camisha Moyer, Shana Bowman and Kishna Jeantine, who serve as the dance coaches for the troupe. The […]

 

South Philadelphia: Diabetes Prevention Program Finds Audience at Fumo Family Library

South Philadelphia: Diabetes Prevention Program Finds Audience at Fumo Family Library

At the Fumo Family Library in South Philadelphia on Broad Street, residents can not only check out a book, but can also check in on their health. The Diabetes Prevention Program, sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and in conjunction with  Jefferson University Hospital, has come to the library at an especially apt time. According to the CDC, […]

 

South Philadelphia: CHASE Away Diabetes Foundation is Raising Awareness in The Community

South Philadelphia: CHASE Away Diabetes Foundation is Raising Awareness in The Community

Courtney Young’s life was turned upside-down when her son, Chase, was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of three. She and her family started raising money almost two years ago to fight diabetes and eventually formed the CHASE Away Diabetes Foundation. What made you come up with the idea to raise awareness about […]

 By Timothy Keller

Powelton Village: Community Factors Shape Personal Health

Powelton Village: Community Factors Shape Personal Health

  Lakida Kennedy, a member of the motorcycle club, Ghostface Ryderz, and new owner of Iyisha’s T.L.C. Child Care Center, demonstrated to a group of wide-eyed children about the importance of washing their hands. She put a dollop of gel into the children’s hands and they rubbed quickly and waited in line to examine germs, […]

 By Kadida Kenner and Thomas Knopp

Fairhill: Volleyball Coach Inspires Young Girls

Fairhill: Volleyball Coach Inspires Young Girls

Volleyball is not commonly played or even thought to be an elite sport for many kids of Puerto Rican heritage in Fairhill. But one man has taken his love of the game and quest to get neighborhood kids healthy and moving to heart. Coach Luis Santos brought the ball and net sport to an underserved […]