Kensington: A Lot Of Heart Has Gone Into Revitalizing A Community

Kensington: A Lot Of Heart Has Gone Into Revitalizing A Community

In the heart of Kensington, one corporation has made it its mission to be a source of hope to everyone, from children to veterans to recently released inmates. The multitude of projects currently in development are set to have significant impacts on the community. Impact Services Corporation has been serving the Kensington section of Philadelphia since […]

 

Port Richmond: Local Day Care Anticipates Two-Year Anniversary and Summer Camp

Port Richmond: Local Day Care Anticipates Two-Year Anniversary and Summer Camp

Port Richmond resident Erica Quinn said she remembers the day her longtime friend Nicole Fisher called her to discuss going back to work. It was 2012, and both women recently had children. Although they both lived in Port Richmond since childhood, they weren’t thrilled with any of the child care facilities in the neighborhood. They envisioned […]

 By Dionicia V. Roberson and Joseph B. Schaefer

Mantua: New Assistant Director Kicks Off Summer Camp Recruitment

Mantua: New Assistant Director Kicks Off Summer Camp Recruitment

The West Philadelphia Community Center, at 3512 Haverford Avenue, hosted its first parent meeting of the summer season to introduce its newest Assistant Center Director and to recruit neighborhood children into its recently overhauled summer program. From early childhood education to senior recreation, the Center has provided indispensable educational and social resources to Mantua residents for over […]

 By Abigail T. Reimold and Thomas F. Touhill

Germantown: Summer Boxing Camp Ready For Bell

Germantown: Summer Boxing Camp Ready For Bell

There is a certain familiarity about Germantown that Ra’sh Home can feel in his heart. “It reminds me of where I grew up in West Philly.” Home, who holds a license as a USA boxing coach and a criminal justice degree from Temple University, hopes to bring two of his passions together at The Fitness […]

 By Gabrielle Pirozzi and Shanell Simmons

Cedar Park: Girls’ Camp Continues Leadership Programs

Cedar Park: Girls’ Camp Continues Leadership Programs

Founded on the values of respect, diversity and collaboration, Camp Sojourner, the Girls’ Leadership Camp has continued to provide young girls from the ages of 8 to 17 with the tools to be well-rounded individuals. Unlike a traditional outdoor camp, Camp Sojourner is housed inside the Calvary Center for Community and Culture at 48th Street […]

 By Veronica Wisely and Yakira Young

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

[vimeo 50548347] It would take a second glance through the gates of the building to recognize the familiar face of Ronald McDonald. Located at 3925 Chestnut St. in University City, the arch above this building’s gate reads, “Ronald McDonald House.” Part of this 1800s mansion has been transformed by modern renovations into a home away from […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden Gideon

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Broad Street: A Community Center for People of All Ages

Fels South Philadelphia Community Center, located at 2407 South Broad St., is a 43,000-square-foot facility dedicated to serving the community. The center was opened in 1999 and provides a variety of services to people of all ages. Steve Cotilus,  the assistant director, explained that the community center is part of Caring People Alliance. Founded in […]