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Kensington: Quieting the Madness at McPherson

Kensington: Quieting the Madness at McPherson

Walking into the McPherson Square Branch library, adult and teen librarian Chera Kowalski sees many things. The outside of the library, where the use of drugs is a daily occurrence, and the inside, where the people of Kensington are capitalizing on the resources of the library. Kowalski, 32, facilitates many of these resources as she and […]

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Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Street Soccer USA On any given night in the United States, there are approximately 564,708 people who are counted as homeless. On any given night in this country, there are also 39,907 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18-24. As of 2014, at a local level, between 30 and 40 percent of Philadelphia’s youth live […]

 

Kensington: A Lot Of Heart Has Gone Into Revitalizing A Community

Kensington: A Lot Of Heart Has Gone Into Revitalizing A Community

In the heart of Kensington, one corporation has made it its mission to be a source of hope to everyone, from children to veterans to recently released inmates. The multitude of projects currently in development are set to have significant impacts on the community. Impact Services Corporation has been serving the Kensington section of Philadelphia since […]

 

Kensington: Making An “Impact” In The Fight Against Veteran Homelessness

Kensington: Making An “Impact” In The Fight Against Veteran Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to end homelessness among veterans nationwide by 2016. Activists and supporters throughout the country are working together to reach that goal. Philadelphia’s Impact Services Corporation is a local organization that hopes to make veteran homelessness a thing of the past. Impact Services Corporation opened in 1974. They are a nonprofit […]

 By Stephen M. Rose and Whitney R. Segel

Kensington: Renewal Rehabs Abandoned Properties to Help the Community to Lower Crime

Kensington: Renewal Rehabs Abandoned Properties to Help the Community to Lower Crime

Finding a really helpful neighbor can at times be difficult in some urban areas, particularly on blocks where one-third of the properties are abandoned and vacant. However, if you live on the 900 block of East Westmoreland Street, Jamie Moffett is the best neighbor to have because of his work addressing abandoned properties. Through Moffet’s […]

 By Whitney R. Segel and Stephen M. Rose

Kensington: Community Group Helps Local Residents

Kensington: Community Group Helps Local Residents

Chick-Fil-A kitchen manager Christina Tovar takes great pride in her work. A mother of three, she represents the many low-income families who are finding jobs in Kensington due to the many developments and businesses that Impact Services, Aramingo Business Association (ABA) and the Kensington and Allegheny Business Association (KABA) have helped bring into the neighborhood. […]