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Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Strawberry Mansion: Tyrone Williams of NAC Teaches Community To Use Its Voice

Now the head of community engagement at the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center, Tyrone Williams has worked his whole life trying to better his community. From a young age, Williams took an active interest in reaching out to people. He estimated his history in community outreach went back to when he was 11-years old and a […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood High School Holds First Annual Homecoming Football Game

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood High School Holds First Annual Homecoming Football Game

It was a historic moment at 29th Street and Chalmers Field as Strawberry Mansion High School held its first annual homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 17. The Strawberry Mansion Knights beat the Immaculate Conception Lions from Montclair, New Jersey 46-32. About 100 people were in attendance. “It was a good game. We played hard,” Joshua Hunter, […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Community Group Ensures Developers Listen to Residents

Strawberry Mansion: Community Group Ensures Developers Listen to Residents

Inside the first floor of a row home on 28th and Diamond streets sits the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corp. (SMCDC) Splashed across the orange and cream walls are newspaper clippings and building plans. Papers fly in and out of the copy machine as people move swiftly about. This group of residents, according to SMCDC president […]

 

Strawberry Mansion: Five People Making Positive Change

Strawberry Mansion: Five People Making Positive Change

In a neighborhood where the mainstream media seems to primarily report stories of violence and drugs, these individuals have made it a goal to show the city that there is more to Strawberry Mansion than the negativity that is portrayed. Each of these five, along with many others, spend their days tirelessly working to improve their community. […]

 By Jake Adams and Antonio Boone

Strawberry Mansion: Bus Barn Renovations Continue Despite Challenges

Strawberry Mansion: Bus Barn Renovations Continue Despite Challenges

Renovations of the bus loop on 33rd and Dauphin continue as construction workers began installing the steel structure of the project. The 33rd & Dauphin Bus Loop Improvement Project broke ground on Sept. 10, 2012, and is set to be completed in March  2014, but the planning phases took far longer. The project, which is […]

 By William Matz and Paulina Malek

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood Action Center Leads Revitalization Efforts

Strawberry Mansion: Neighborhood Action Center Leads Revitalization Efforts

If you’re not careful, you might miss it. Nestled on the 2800 block of West Diamond Street between two identical three-story homes with just a small black-and-white sign, the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center is anything but inconspicuous. For the neighborhood’s residents whose view of abandoned buildings, overgrown weeds and trash piles are permanently seared […]

 By Lindsay Burgess and Brad Larrison

Strawberry Mansion: Residential Expansion Projects Replace Blight

Strawberry Mansion: Residential Expansion Projects Replace Blight

“I call this particular site here ‘one stop,’” Lenora Jackson-Evans beams from her seat at the Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation’s conference table. “We try to do whatever we can for the neighborhood as a whole.” Jackson-Evans is the executive director of the Strawberry Mansion Neighborhood Action Center (NAC), an organization that shares its headquarters […]