Social Issues: “They’re Really Adept At Helping The Kids Understand How Today Impacts Tomorrow.”

Social Issues: “They’re Really Adept At Helping The Kids Understand How Today Impacts Tomorrow.”

Ted Qualli is the executive director of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League, which provides youth in high-crime and low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods a safe place to go when not in school, as an alternative to the streets. Founded in 1947, programming at the 20 PAL Centers throughout the city includes sports, mentorship and educational assistance. Whether […]

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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 […]

 By Christie Francis

Al Dia: New Softball League Opens in Harrowgate

Al Dia: New Softball League Opens in Harrowgate

Officer Frank Rivera spends his afternoons and evenings at the Harrowgate Police Athletic League Center. Located at 851 E. Tioga St. in Harrowgate, the PAL center services the 18-and-under population, many of whom are Latino. Harrowgate PAL opened last September. Before it opened, Rivera worked in a different PAL center at Fifth and Allegheny streets. […]