Fox Chase: CORA Services Arrives At Loesche Elementary School

Fox Chase: CORA Services Arrives At Loesche Elementary School

CORA Services recently expanded its out-of-school-time (OST) network in Northeast Philadelphia, bringing additional services to schools like Loesche Elementary School. Located in Fox Chase, CORA provides children with academic support, psychological services, speech and language services and school counseling. Its OST program was recently renamed YOUTHCOR, “cor” being Latin for heart and originally the intended name for […]

 

Mantua: Bringing Down The House with Pastor Harry Moore

Mantua: Bringing Down The House with Pastor Harry Moore

Walk near the corner of 37th and Wallace streets on a Sunday around noon and the red-and-white brick building will be screaming at the top of its lungs. It’s not the building itself, but the pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, mid-sermon, preaching scripture to his parishioners. Taking giant gulps of air in between short […]

 

Mantua: Restoring the Faith With the Davis Brothers

Mantua: Restoring the Faith With the Davis Brothers

In 1995, the tension between West Philadelphia gangs “The Underworld” and “The L.A. Boys” had reached a breaking point. A brutal turf war had started between the gangs after the mother of an L.A. Boys member was shot at by an Underworld member. The gangs’ territory was divided by 36th street, with the L.A. Boys […]