West Powelton: Bernadine Hawes Says, “We Try to Create Great Citizens of Philadelphia.”

West Powelton: Bernadine Hawes Says, “We Try to Create Great Citizens of Philadelphia.”

Bernadine Hawes is a Washington D.C. native who moved to West Philadelphia in 1972 to get her master’s degree in Medical Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She has since been a very active member of the community. Hawes is the chair of the board at the People’s Emergency Center (PEC) and also serves on […]

 

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 […]

 By Megan Matuzak

University City: KEYSPOT Responds to the Digital Divide

University City: KEYSPOT Responds to the Digital Divide

According to statistics distributed by the PEW Institute, access to computers and the Internet has greatly increased from 2000 to 2010. The utility of mobile Internet alone has increased by 13 percent from April 2009 to May 2010. As of 2010, 65 percent reported to have broadband connection and 59 percent were able to access […]