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Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Now the head of community engagement at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center, Tyrone Williams has worked his whole life trying to better his community. From a young age, Williams took an active interest in reaching out to people. He estimated his history in community outreach went back to when he was 11-years old and a […]

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Frankford: “There is So Much to Do And So Little Time”

Frankford: “There is So Much to Do And So Little Time”

Christine DeJesus has been working as the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory coordinator for four years and she has a plethora of responsibilities. She cares strongly about the Frankford community, which is why she has devoted her time to supporting and assisting its residents, and working to solve the problems occurring in the area. DeJesus said the […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: Providing Healthy Alternatives to Food at Corner Stores

Corner stores aren’t the best venues to purchase healthy food in Philadelphia, partly due to the combination of what the stores stock and what the customers choose to purchase. According to a 2010-12 study on access to healthy food by the city’s Department of Public Health, Lower Southwest Philadelphia has 50 standard corner stores (19 of […]

 

Logan/Olney: Five People You Need to Know

Logan/Olney: Five People You Need to Know

School closings. Drug activity. Shootings. Unfortunately, news outlets in Philadelphia often primarily focus on negative events in northwest neighborhoods Logan and Olney; they only have the time and space to cover the bad stuff. However, take a drive up Broad Street and you will find communities bustling with energy, hope for improvement and the motivation […]