Strawberry Mansion: Property Developers Strive To Improve Neighborhood

Strawberry Mansion: Property Developers Strive To Improve Neighborhood

When walking through Strawberry Mansion, you may notice an overabundance of vacant properties and abandoned houses. It was not always like this. Due to redlining, a racist collusion between banks and city government, where people of certain races were prevented from buying homes in certain sections of the city, the historic neighborhood on the edge […]

 

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

People’s Emergency Center, or PEC, has been a helping hand to the community for many years. Most known for its abundance of programs for helping families, PEC has now taken on small businesses. The dedicated staff provides many businesses the help they need to start up and survive as they help to rebuild the commercial district on […]

 By Imani Nieves

Haddington: ACHIEVEabilty Keeps the Community Active

Haddington: ACHIEVEabilty Keeps the Community Active

[vimeo 49601091] On 60th Street in West Philadelphia, the white building on the corner appears to be just another corner store, but a look inside reveals this isn’t any ordinary building — it’s a gemstone of the Haddington community. The building is the home of ACHIEVEability. ACHIEVEability is a non-profit organization working to serve single parents, low-income […]