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Center City: ActionAIDS Sees Work as Helping to Create An AIDS-Free Generation

Center City: ActionAIDS Sees Work as Helping to Create An AIDS-Free Generation

ActionAIDS is a Philadelphia-based organization that focuses on creating an AIDS-free generation through a variety of proven strategies. Located at 1216 Arch St., the organization seeks to sustain and improve the quality of life for those people living with HIV and AIDS. Since September 1986, ActionAIDS has helped people living with HIV and AIDS in […]

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South Philly: Police Athletic League Provides A Safe Haven For Youths

South Philly: Police Athletic League Provides A Safe Haven For Youths

The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia was created in 1947 by a police sergeant who wanted to create a baseball team made up of neighborhood kids who wanted to play. Since then, PAL has worked to build strong relationships in the communities around the city. PAL has also worked to keep the image of the […]

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Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Point Breeze: Owners Say Dogs Ain’t Misbehavin’ After Time at Philly Pack

Krista Milito and Jeremy Burger met at a dog walking company when they were both dubbed the “go-to” people for misbehaving dogs. Recognizing their gifts for dealing with rowdy canines, the two founded The Philly Pack. The Philly Pack is a center in South Philadelphia that specializes in the obedience and behavioral training of dogs that […]

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Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

Fishtown: Running To Beer and Toasting to Science

When his life lost control, he found running. David April of Fishtown went out for a run one day in 2007 to distract himself from his recent divorce. He only ran for a block, but that was not enough. “I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted to run a 5K,” April said. April […]

 

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Roxborough: Environmental Groups Work Together To Make Their Community A Better Place

Ivy Ridge Green was co-founded six years ago by Chris Kingsley, Annie Scott and Blaise Syrnick. Spearheaded by Destination Schuylkill River, Ivy Ridge Green’s goal is to add more green to the communities of Roxborough and Manayunk. Though Kingsley is no longer with Ivy Ridge Green, the organization continued to grow immensely thanks to dedicated volunteers such as Marlene Schleifer, […]

 

Tioga: Baseball Is An Outlet For Youth Involvement

Tioga: Baseball Is An Outlet For Youth Involvement

The youth of Tioga have found a place they really feel at home at the Tioga United Baseball Field. The Tioga United Baseball Organization has been an outlet for kids to get involved in baseball. With the help of coach David Fisher, this field is a safehaven for the boys that allows them to feel welcome while […]

 

Mantua: Empowerment Program for Girls Plans to Make Debut in West Philly

Mantua: Empowerment Program for Girls Plans to Make Debut in West Philly

Shanon Skipworth has a saying: “Do not judge me by the color of my skin, the texture of my hair or by the shape I’m in, judge me by what’s inside of me because I am beautifully made.” Skipworth is founder and CEO of You’re Beautifully Made, which is a mentor program designed to help young […]

 

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Fashion: A Glimpse Into The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers degree programs in design, media arts and culinary arts, but it’s the fashion program that makes the school a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Current student Imani Ligon has had internships with designers like Oscar de la Renta and Anna Sui thanks to the help of one of her teachers. […]

 

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

People’s Emergency Center, or PEC, has been a helping hand to the community for many years. Most known for its abundance of programs for helping families, PEC has now taken on small businesses. The dedicated staff provides many businesses the help they need to start up and survive as they help to rebuild the commercial district on […]

 

Fairhill: Spells Writing Lab Fosters Creativity and Literacy

Tucked away on a quiet side street in the Fairhill neighborhood, the Spells Writing Lab sits along the colorful 2500 block of North Alder Street. Mosaic tile and elaborate murals grace the walls of the neighboring buildings, reflecting the creativity that encompasses North Philadelphia’s Village of Arts and Humanities campus. Spells Writing Lab, or Spells, […]