Northwest: Teens 4 Good Program Empowers Youth Through An Urban Farm

Northwest: Teens 4 Good Program Empowers Youth Through An Urban Farm

Teenagers have taken the lead of a half-acre urban farm at the Schuylkill Center, in Northwest Philadelphia, to provide the community with fresh food. Teens 4 Good is an Environmental Education program empowering youth and teaching them traditional farming, how to maintain a business and where their food comes from. Run by the North Light […]

 

Northwest: Five People Making A Difference In The Community

Northwest: Five People Making A Difference In The Community

The Northwest section of Philadelphia is filled with passionate people dedicated to bettering their communities. Listed below are five such leaders who use education, communication, healing, expression, fitness, farming and more to engage and inspire their neighbors to lead more balanced, positive lives. Anaiis Salles, resident beekeeper at Green Sanctuary Community Apiary at Awbury Arboretum “If […]

 By Kirsten Griffin and Emma Jones

Fishtown: Lutheran Settlement House Offers Assistance to Those in Need

Fishtown: Lutheran Settlement House Offers Assistance to Those in Need

[vimeo 68239919] Lutheran Settlement House is located at 1340 Frankford Ave. and has a rich history in not only the Fishtown community but also the entire city. Opened in 1902 by Lutheran nuns, LSH became a home away from home for people in the community. “In the beginning, LSH was much more of a community center, […]

 By Alise Hammond and Kiara McKnight

West Poplar: Teens Harvest Fresh Produce for the Community

West Poplar: Teens Harvest Fresh Produce for the Community

In a city where pools are open for only a few weeks out of the summer and recreation centers aren’t providing adequate activity for kids, there is a sense of dread and uneasiness. Over the past two summers, bored and frustrated teens have expressed themselves in the form of flash mobs, descending on the Center […]