Logan: Local Legend Gives Back, Inspires Youth Through Basketball

Logan: Local Legend Gives Back, Inspires Youth Through Basketball

Barrett Playground, located at 8th Street and Duncannon Avenue, is a haven for many of the youth in Logan. The playground is also the official location of the annual Marvin Kilgore Basketball Camp. This August will be the seventh year that the week-long camp has been up and running. Marvin “Marve” Kilgore, 30, is a neighborhood […]

 By Liz Roper and Valerie Rubinsky

South Philadelphia: Christian Street Y Plans for Summer Activities

South Philadelphia: Christian Street Y Plans for Summer Activities

The Christian Street YMCA Branch is offering seventh graders a special deal: a free membership…yes – Free! By offering a free membership to this age group, the YMCA hopes to promote a healthy lifestyle for seventh graders before they enter their teenage years, said Andrew Marson, membership director at this YMCA branch located at 1724 […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden Gideon

Broad Street: Tolentine Community Center Serves Beyond South Philly Border

Broad Street: Tolentine Community Center Serves Beyond South Philly Border

Tucked away on Mifflin Street near 10th Street is one of Philadelphia’s best kept secrets. The Tolentine Community Center is a nonprofit center that was established in 1983. The center hosts a wide array of activities, events and services for people throughout the city. Diane Zotti has served as the director of this center for […]

 By Kyle Gauss and Matthew Pitts

Francisville: Local Recreation Center Serves Community

Francisville: Local Recreation Center Serves Community

The recreation center in Francisville looks like a fairly standard playground at first glance. There’s a swing set, a basketball court and a play set shaped like a train. However, the center is more than that, as it brings the surrounding community together. Located at 737 Francis St., the center is free to the community […]