Bustleton: Helping Immigrants Navigate a New World

Bustleton: Helping Immigrants Navigate a New World

For adults who have recently immigrated to the United States, whether working or unemployed, daily life can often be a struggle in and of itself. Resources to cultivate educational opportunities or to develop second-language skills may be more scarce than one thinks, and a life of poverty and feelings of being an outcast are sometimes […]

 

Germantown: Facing Poverty Head On

Germantown: Facing Poverty Head On

Face to Face is a non-profit organization where anyone is welcome to a hot meal, legal advice and an array of social services, all free of charge. What originally began as a soup kitchen in 1985 has grown into human services organization, providing vital resources for the homeless and the impoverished. “The one thing we […]

 

Southwest Philadelphia: African Cultural Alliance Seeks to Help

Southwest Philadelphia: African Cultural Alliance Seeks to Help

The African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) has stood as a focal point in the Southwest Philadelphia community for the past 15 years. Founded in 1999, the nonprofit organization started out with the goal of being an institution based around arts and music, but over time ACANA has grown into something more. From providing […]

 

Al Dia: Five Places You Should Know

Al Dia: Five Places You Should Know

“Welcome to the center of gold” as the mural reads, or in this case the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairhill section, located at the intersection of 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue. Fairhill has the highest concentration of Latino residents of any neighborhood in Philadelphia, but it is just one of many Latino hotspots located throughout the […]

 By Micaella J. Wesley and Samuel A. Scimeca

West Philadelphia: A Beacon of Light for Expectant Mothers

West Philadelphia: A Beacon of Light for Expectant Mothers

It happens all too often. A young woman finds out she is pregnant and does not know what to do. She does not know where to turn and who to ask for help. She may be scared and feels alone in the process because her family is not quite sure how to handle everything either. […]

 By Micaella Wesley and Samuel Scimeca

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

There are many reasons why community centers are great to have in the neighborhood. They are a safe place for children to go after school. They make more jobs in the area and also hold events like dances and parties. Community centers serve as an affordable place for children to learn, have fun, participate in […]

 By Jordan E. Strohl

Al Dia: Philadelphia Health Centers Offer Services to the Latino Community

Al Dia: Philadelphia Health Centers Offer Services to the Latino Community

Multiple health centers offer a variety of care to Latino communities across Philadelphia literally tending to the body, mind and soul. These organizations offer their services in both Spanish and English. Further, these organizations offer their services to the uninsured and under-insured in addition to those with medical insurance, providing health care services for everyone […]

 By Tim Brennan and Kaitlyn Dougherty

Fairhill: Providing a Strong and Lasting Presence

Fairhill: Providing a Strong and Lasting Presence

Needs in various communities always seem to change along with the times, and as a result, social organizations tend to come and go. But then there’s Lighthouse. Currently located at 152 W. Lehigh Ave., and having first been established in 1893 as a settlement house, Lighthouse has persevered by continuing to change along with the […]