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Hunting Park: First Haunted Hayride Brings Together Community And Police

Hunting Park: First Haunted Hayride Brings Together Community And Police

The 25th Philadelphia Police District and Hunting Park United (HPU) partnered to host the first Haunted Hayride event on Oct. 30 in Hunting Park. The Halloween event, created by Ryan Barksdale and Albert Cruz, the 25th District community relations officers, Captain Javier Rodriguez and HPU President Leroy Fisher, featured an inflatable corn maze, trailer hayrides, […]

 

North Philadelphia: Free Library, Other Organizations Strive to Make a Literacy Connection

North Philadelphia: Free Library, Other Organizations Strive to Make a Literacy Connection

Philadelphia is struggling with a huge literacy deficit: roughly two-thirds of adults are considered low-literate and don’t maintain basic literacy skills, according to the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board. In the face of this deficit, there has been an overwhelming response by both the community and institutions fighting to promote literacy in the city. The Free Library […]

 By Passion Rutledge

North Central: After-School Program Promotes Literacy in the Community

North Central: After-School Program Promotes Literacy in the Community

Bernice Bonaparte waited around patiently while the volunteer searched frantically. Bonaparte’s 9-year-old son wanted to purchase a new book. The young volunteer and the son went to find the book while Bonaparte stood off to the side chatting with another parent. Bonaparte raved about the positive impact she’d seen in her child since he’d been […]