By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Lawncrest: PhillyRising Connects With Community

Lawncrest: PhillyRising Connects With Community

PhillyRising is relatively new to Lawncrest, a neighborhood located in the 2nd Police District. Citron said he spent time building connections within the community before launching the program on March 15, 2012. “When we did our initial mappings for possible PhillyRising neighborhoods, Frankford met all of our standard criteria but we also knew we would expand into […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Frankford: Looking At PhillyRising One Year Later

Frankford: Looking At PhillyRising One Year Later

Vacant buildings have become spaces for art galleries, overgrown brush in parks has been trimmed, vacant lots have been cleared from short dumping and victory gardens at local schools have been planted since PhillyRising first took roots in the revitalization efforts in Frankford last year. PhillyRising originally began as a pilot program in 2010 and […]