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Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

In 2006, the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) euthanized 90 percent of the animals that were brought to them. In an effort to ratify the high frequency of euthanasia and provide a better alternative, Dana Spain founded the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) as PACCA’s life-saving department.  In 2009, PAWS broke away from PACCA, […]

 

Society Hill: Giving Back to the Community Through Dancing

Society Hill: Giving Back to the Community Through Dancing

In a space that was once considered a place that would never work, the Society Hill Dance Academy has been providing the gift of dance to the community for almost 13 years. Founded in 2002 by Shana Vitoff, the Society Hill Dance Academy uses the intimacy of ballroom dancing to connect with its students. “It’s […]

 

Society Hill: Preserving Where You Live

Society Hill: Preserving Where You Live

Bob Curley, the president of the Society Hill Civic Association, shows that you don’t need to have long standing roots in a community in order to protect its interests. He’s been a resident of Society Hill for only a decade and in that time has spent six years serving on the board. He became the […]

 Tyler Sablich and Maxwell Reil

Arts & Entertainment: Nonprofit Dedicated to the Power of the Personal

Arts & Entertainment: Nonprofit Dedicated to the Power of the Personal

Lansie Sylvia was merely a fan of storytelling. She never thought she could actually do it. “I knew a lot about storytelling,” Sylvia said. “[I listened] to a lot of narrative-based podcasts and radio shows. My point of view was always that I didn’t think that I could be a storyteller because the stories you […]