By Brianna Cicero and Catherine Bottino

Southwest: The Rewards of Helping a Community Grow

Southwest: The Rewards of Helping a Community Grow

Donna Henry loves the feeling of helping someone in a tough situation. It’s part of why she loves working for the Southwest Community Development Corporation. She first went to the Southwest CDC for a position she thought was preservation-based. She was quickly appointed the executive director of the organization, a position she has held for […]

 

Technology: New Grant Helps Job Seekers in Southwest Philadelphia

Technology: New Grant Helps Job Seekers in Southwest Philadelphia

As more job applications migrate to websites, under-served communities struggle to connect with opportunities.  At the Southwest Community Development Corporation and the Paschalville Library branch, new computers purchased with grant money offer applicants a chance to find work and learn new skills to explore the digital landscape. The CDC opened a Job Readiness Center to help job seekers in […]

 By Colin Fry and Brandi Hargette

Southwest: Students Raise Funds for Child in Haiti

Southwest: Students Raise Funds for Child in Haiti

During the fall, Seth Dorrell, an executive director of Economic and Community Development for Southwest Community Development Corp., spoke with students from The New Start Family Resource Center’s After School regarding his intent to volunteer in Haiti. The children demonstrated enthusiasm when learning about a different culture and ways children grow up in the developing […]