Manayunk: Thanks4Giving Clothing Drive Provides Local and City-Wide Benefits

Manayunk: Thanks4Giving Clothing Drive Provides Local and City-Wide Benefits

North Light Community Center has been serving families in Manayunk and nearby Roxborough for 80 years, and the Thanks4Giving Clothing Drive, which runs until December 31st,  is one of the ways North Light is able to continue its success. The drive was created by Joe DeCandido, CEO of ADVENT, and it’s a partnership with Impact […]

 

Northwest: Teens 4 Good Program Empowers Youth Through An Urban Farm

Northwest: Teens 4 Good Program Empowers Youth Through An Urban Farm

Teenagers have taken the lead of a half-acre urban farm at the Schuylkill Center, in Northwest Philadelphia, to provide the community with fresh food. Teens 4 Good is an Environmental Education program empowering youth and teaching them traditional farming, how to maintain a business and where their food comes from. Run by the North Light […]

 By Michael Gaudini and Bianca Brown

Manayunk: North Light Helps Those in Need

Manayunk: North Light Helps Those in Need

Several years ago, John Kerwood was struck with a chemical imbalance that stripped him of his job as a mailman and left him battling clinical depression. But now, with the help of the North Light Community Center in Manayunk, Kerwood is recovering. “I’ve lived independently now for nine years, partly because of this program,” Kerwood […]