Kensington: First Time Home Buyer Workshop Proves Valuable Resource For Locals

Kensington: First Time Home Buyer Workshop Proves Valuable Resource For Locals

For many, owning a first home is a big part of the American Dream. In Philadelphia, that dream is less of a reality than other cities in the country. According to public data sources gathered by Data USA, only 52.6 percent of homes in Philadelphia were occupied by their owner in 2015, more than 10 percent […]

 

South Philadelphia: State Budget Impasse Keeps Schools ‘Frustrated’

South Philadelphia: State Budget Impasse Keeps Schools ‘Frustrated’

Deep in the basement of a four-story gothic-style building on 13th and Federal streets is the echo of small children beating against drums and strumming steel guitar strings. It’s an unlikely sound to come down its halls considering the building houses Andrew Jackson School, a K-8 public school with a budget that doesn’t even allow for a […]

 

Spruce Hill: Veterans House Gives Hope and Help to Homeless Heroes

Spruce Hill: Veterans House Gives Hope and Help to Homeless Heroes

The Philadelphia Veterans House, located on Baltimore Avenue, has been a place of refuge for those who served in the military since it opened in 1994. The temporary housing gives those who fought for the country a place to stay while they get back on their feet. “A few years ago we noticed a great need […]

 By Veronica Wisely and Yakira Young

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

[vimeo 50548347] It would take a second glance through the gates of the building to recognize the familiar face of Ronald McDonald. Located at 3925 Chestnut St. in University City, the arch above this building’s gate reads, “Ronald McDonald House.” Part of this 1800s mansion has been transformed by modern renovations into a home away from […]