Poverty: Five Free Meal Volunteer Opportunities

Poverty: Five Free Meal Volunteer Opportunities

Around 50 million Americans are living in food-insecure households. With recent cuts in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, food pantries and free meal programs are feeling the burden of Philly’s growing population living in hunger. Despite federally funded aid programs like SNAP, many Philadelphians are still unable to feed their households. In a 2011 […]

 

Northeast: Five Places You Might Not Know

Northeast: Five Places You Might Not Know

Philadelphia is known for its many neighborhoods, but the Northeast in particular is home to quite a few unique businesses and landmarks. The following is a list of five places you might not know in the vast area that lies to the northeast of Center City. 1. The “Welcome to Northeast Philadelphia” sign (above), located on […]

 

Northeast: Wal-Mart Donates $50K to Fund Klein JCC Hunger Programs

Northeast: Wal-Mart Donates $50K to Fund Klein JCC Hunger Programs

The cafeteria of the Klein Jewish Community Center was packed on April 23 as Wal-Mart representatives handed a $50,000 check to Klein JCC to help fund its various meal programs. The check presentation was paired up with the April birthday celebration for seniors whose birthdays are in the fourth month of the year. Todd Wilson, the market […]

 

Northeast: Klein JCC Food Programs Take Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency

[vimeo 92800313] As the Klein Jewish Community Center works to feed needy and hungry seniors, it has bolstered its efforts to become more self-sufficient. Efforts by people like Hunger Relief Volunteer Coordinator John Eskate, who has overseen gardening and greenhouse efforts at center, and Lisa Sandler, the director of community services, have helped Klein JCC grow its own vegetables. “What […]

 

Northeast: Holocaust Awareness Museum Brings Together Students, Survivors

[vimeo 92579370] The Holocaust Awareness Museum, which opened in 1961, is located inside the Klein Jewish Community Center at 10100 Jamison Ave. It has held many events, including one on April 11, which brought 139 students from five area schools into the center for a face-to-face meeting with Holocaust survivors. Both museum President Chuck Feldman and Program […]

 

Northeast: Five People Making a Difference in the Community

Northeast: Five People Making a Difference in the Community

The Northeast is filled with an abundance of people making  a difference in the community. Whether it’s coordinating after school-programs for children, helping the elderly get nutritious food or supporting breast cancer awareness, people all over the Northeast are opening doors for others to step in and help out, too. 1. When it comes to helping […]

 By Kayla Devon

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

Mayfair: Tenants Return to Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue wasn’t empty for very long as new tenants from Lighthouse Chapel International moved in last month, but the community is still concerned with the parking and the pool. TD Bank foreclosed the property one year ago when the owners, Phoenix Horizons, Inc., filed for bankruptcy and could not […]

 By Shanice Richardson

Northeast: Families Get Help From Up-and-Coming Programs

Northeast: Families Get Help From Up-and-Coming Programs

Northeast Philadelphia has many different programs that help members of the community in different ways. Two programs that are relatively new to the area are Heart to Heart, run through the Klein JCC in Somerton, and the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community. Both programs are designed to help families that may be in the “fringes […]