Kensington: Community Center Works to Serve Neighborhood’s Needs

Kensington: Community Center Works to Serve Neighborhood’s Needs

The Community Center at Visitation (CCV) is one of many outreach facilities dedicated to improving the quality of life in Kensington. Led by Sister Betty Scanlon, a Sister of Mercy and director of CCV, the center tries to fill the gaps in services needed by local residents. “We learn so much from the community. This facility is […]

 

Education: Sick at School? No Nurse on Duty

Education: Sick at School?  No Nurse on Duty

It’s a busy Monday morning at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in South Philadelphia when two kindergarteners walk into the front office, one with wet pants. As the little boy begins to tearfully explain how he nearly had an accident, the office personnel spring into action calling for help. The little boy is startled, worried he’s […]

 By Niesha Miller and Shawn Kotzen

Hunting Park: Esperanza Health Center Provides Care for the Community

Hunting Park: Esperanza Health Center Provides Care for the Community

Along with an experienced bilingual staff, heath and wellness programs, and a connection to the Christian faith, the Esperanza Health Center has added a medical dispensary to its growing list of patient amenities. The Esperanza Health Center, located on the 4417 N. Sixth St., is a haven for residents who want their medical care and […]

 By Shawn Kotzen and Niesha Miller

Hunting Park: Healthcare Center Provides More Than Just Medical Treatment

Hunting Park: Healthcare Center Provides More Than Just Medical Treatment

Tucked away on an unassuming, hidden street that runs on a diagonal path, the Esperanza Health Center has been serving the Hunting Park neighborhood since December. Located on 4417 N. Sixth St., the primary-care facility is a key component of the community-wide revitalization that has positively affected the area in the last few years. The […]