Kensington: Organization Unites Community To Save Classrooms And Empower Educators

Kensington: Organization Unites Community To Save Classrooms And Empower Educators

Over the past few years, the educational funding crisis in Philadelphia has continued to cut jobs and important programs while class sizes have grown, leaving many classrooms with a lack of basic resources and a teacher to student ratio of 16 to 1. Philadelphia school budgets began being cut in 2011, when the Philadelphia School […]

 

Kensington: Food Focused Organizations Strive For A Healthier Neighborhood

Kensington: Food Focused Organizations Strive For A Healthier Neighborhood

Many neighborhoods in Philadelphia are considered underprivileged “food deserts,” low-income areas that lack regular access to grocery stores and fresh markets. They battle with consequences such as early childhood obesity and an overall decline in health over time. Kensington is among these neighborhoods, with a history that includes a lack of grocery stores and sources […]

 

Immigration: New Report Claims ICE is Becoming More Intrusive

Immigration: New Report Claims ICE is Becoming More Intrusive

In the corner of Snyder Avenue and 8th street in South Philadelphia, Juntos, a local grassroots organization, held a meeting regarding information that angered the local immigration community. A recent report by The National Day Laborer Organizing Network suggests that the U.S. Immigration Custom Enforcement are becoming more aggressive as the Obama administration continues to […]

 By Autumn N. Kelly, Liza M. George and Ryan A. Shellenberger

North Central: A Family of Teachers Strives to Enrich Local Youth

North Central: A Family of Teachers Strives to Enrich Local Youth

A van of screaming children pulls up to the curb. The children are anxious to get out and stroll through the red wooden doors of the National Temple Baptist Church, head down the hall and into the church’s sanctuary where they are greeted by a ceiling of big bright balloons of all colors, bookshelves that […]

 By Mia Cammisa & Jared Brooks

Fairhill: 2Infamous Tries to Make a Positive Impact

Fairhill: 2Infamous Tries to Make a Positive Impact

It’s hard to get the public’s attention in Fairhill, where music is always blasting from someone’s car and people are out of their houses talking with neighbors. Even so, the 2Infamous annual car contest does a pretty good job at catching your eye. Set up in the parking lot at Fifth and Huntingdon streets, the […]