Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-Cha: Monday, July 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Olney: Cardinal Dougherty and an Alumni Soccer Match Worth Watching – Steve Schmidt, 1985 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, helped organize a reunion soccer match to take place in Wildwood, New Jersey this Saturday (via The […]

 

Olney: Open Mic Night And More Events This Week

Olney: Open Mic Night And More Events This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.   Movie Wednesday: Secret Life of Pets: Wednesday, July 12, 2-3 p.m. Greater Olney Library, (5501 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19120) Neighborhood Basketball: Wednesday, July 12, 4-6 p.m.  Olney Presbyterian Church Yard (5435 […]

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Hunting Park: Esperanza Aims to Improve Neighborhood Conditions

Hunting Park: Esperanza Aims to Improve Neighborhood Conditions

Esperanza is a faith-based community development corporation and nonprofit organization. It was founded in 1986 by the Hispanic clergy of Philadelphia. At the time, the Hispanic clergy wanted to address some of the larger problems that the community faced – access to affordable housing, access to jobs, safe communities and an education. Philip Dawson, 29, […]

 

Education: Philabundance Community Kitchen Sets Students Up For Success

Education: Philabundance Community Kitchen Sets Students Up For Success

Ninety thousand. That is the number of people Philabundance served in previous weeks within its nine-county regions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Eight hundred of those 90,000 meals are prepared by the students of the Philabundance Community Kitchen. The kitchen set up a new approach to helping those in need.   Philadelphia is no stranger […]

 

Tioga: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Gives Students an Educational Head Start

Tioga: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Gives Students an Educational Head Start

Bright lights shine on the beaming green and orange painted walls as the next group of children happily walked into the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries building located on W. Venango Street in Tioga. The inviting staff and abundant open space offer some of the best amenities and educational assistance in the area for children in kindergarten […]

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Hunting Park: SquashSmarts Prepares Kids For What Is Next In Life Through Squash

Hunting Park: SquashSmarts Prepares Kids For What Is Next In Life Through Squash

The loud sound of the collision of a rubber squash ball with a white wall reverberated around the squash courts at SquashSmarts, on the second floor of the Lenfest Center, as sweat dripped down the faces of the students and coaches while they prepared for another day’s work. The noise and buzz represented another day […]

 

North Philadelphia: Malcolm Kenyatta Promotes LGBT Representation in Government

North Philadelphia: Malcolm Kenyatta Promotes LGBT Representation in Government

Malcolm Kenyatta grew up in North Philadelphia and graduated from Temple University. He is now the member engagement coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the youngest member of the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club. He described himself as North Philly’s biggest fan. Kenyatta’s work has reached a higher level of importance and urgency […]

 

Tioga: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Educates Adults in Need

Tioga: Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Educates Adults in Need

Adult education at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries has become a mainstay in the community. Located at the corner of West Venango and 19th streets in the Tioga section of the city, the organization provides education services to adults who are unable to afford them elsewhere. Sister Maureen Conklin (pictured below) is the coordinator of the adult education program at Mercy Ministries. […]

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Politics: Councilwoman Brown Shows Service and Activism in the Community

Politics: Councilwoman Brown Shows Service and Activism in the Community

It was shortly after 11 o’clock on a brisk Friday morning in North Philadelphia. Folks at the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior Center at the corner of 21st Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue were carefully listening to safety tips from city officials at the center’s annual Senior Citizen Expo. Front-and-center stood Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, […]

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