East Oak Lane: Church Leader Creates Kitchen Program to Bring Members Together

East Oak Lane: Church Leader Creates Kitchen Program to Bring Members Together

Oak Lane Presbyterian Church, located in the East Oak Lane area of the city, offers many programs geared toward creating a tight-knit congregation. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Judith Brackett, had this goal in mind when she created her Tuesdays in the Kitchen with the Pastor program, which allows members of the congregation to spend time with her, […]

 Julian Hamer

Parkside: Philly Pumptrack Changing Philadelphia’s Youth Cycling Culture One Ride At A Time

Parkside: Philly Pumptrack Changing Philadelphia’s Youth Cycling Culture One Ride At A Time

Ahmad Elam was like most other 13-year-old boys in his Parkside neighborhood a few months ago. “When I was at home with my friends and we were bored and didn’t have nothing to do,” said Elam. “So one day, we came here and started riding.” Here is the Philly Pumptrack. A pumptrack is a bike […]

 By Khanhly Nguyen and Bradley Feldman

Walnut Hill: Program Promotes Health Awareness for Young Adults

Walnut Hill: Program Promotes Health Awareness for Young Adults

Project STAND, a project based out of the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to educate African-American males between the ages of 18 and 45 about the risks of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS. STAND is short for the full name of the project, Steering Together a New Direction. Its mission is to lower the rates of sexually […]