East Kensington: Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program Sets Students Up For Success

East Kensington: Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program Sets Students Up For Success

With Philadelphia Education Fund’s College Access Program, students at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School are equipped with the tools they need to further their education. The program—which received federal funding in 1990 with the intent to serve low-income, first-generation college students with the ultimate goal of ensuring they enter college and successfully earn […]

 

Al Dia: Latina Counselor Helps Kenginston CAPA Students

Al Dia: Latina Counselor Helps Kenginston CAPA Students

As Keila Vargas puts it, she has two babies back at home and countless others at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (KCAPA). Vargas, whose parents are from the Dominican Republic, is the guidance counselor at KCAPA. While serving the student body as a whole, Vargas feels a special connection with the […]

 By Matthew Albasi

Kensington: Football and Dreams of Friday Night Lights Ender the El

Kensington: Football and Dreams of Friday Night Lights Ender the El

At first sight, the field on Front and Berks Streets that the Kensington Tigers call home is unremarkable but manageable. It seems to be about the right size. There is good clearance from any obstacles on all sides. The grass is a bit patchy, but not horrible. But when you start to walk though the […]

 By Cherri Gregg and James Jackson

Ludlow: Art Gallery Works to Make Photography Available to All

Ludlow: Art Gallery Works to Make Photography Available to All

When Sarah Stolfa created the business plan for the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, she thought it would be a commercial enterprise. But she soon realized that the community needed something more. “For profit galleries represent artists, they have exhibitions and they sell work,” Stolfa said. “Institutions like museums, like this photo center are for the […]