Right across the street from Norris Square Park, at 149 West Susquehenna Ave., sits a small but powerful organization dedicated to helping residents in Philadelphia’s LGBT community. Galaei Philly provides health services such as HIV testing, counseling and sexual health education with a special focus on those of Latin origin. The organization’s mission is to […]
At Tierra Colombiana, support for mayoral candidate Nelson Diaz.
Marisol Maldonado considers Tierra Colombiana the “clothespin” of the Latino community. The 44-year-old Latina remembers going to North Philly’s Hallahan High School and telling her friends, “Meet me at the clothespin.” “It’s our hub and meeting point,” says Maldonado of the famed restaurant and club on 5th Street near Raymond in Hunting Park. “Everyone knows […]
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 […]
“Is there anything more beautiful than to celebrate a goal?” asks PhillyMex founder Emilio Alcaide on the league’s Facebook page. Alcaide did not play soccer much in Mexico but upon arriving in South Philadelphia, he found comfort and camaraderie in pickup soccer games with other Mexican immigrants in neighborhood parks. Word of the matches quickly […]
South Kensington has experienced a high influx of new homeowners, renters and sustainable construction. The new people live amongst the longtime residents. The pattern of gentrification has increased the need for community smoothing through outreach and activism. La Finquita (The Little Farm), an urban community garden space located at 438 W. Master Street, is an […]