Education: Center For Literacy Classes Offer Adult Learners Help, Hope

Education: Center For Literacy Classes Offer Adult Learners Help, Hope

Adult illiteracy is a major issue in Philadelphia, with more than two-thirds of the adult population classified as low literate – meaning they do not have the basic skills necessary for the modern workplace, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board. Center for Literacy (CFL) is a 50-year-old, longstanding institution that works to […]

 By Coeli Danella and Gillian Francella

Overbrook: College Students Aiming to Improve Community

Overbrook: College Students Aiming to Improve Community

Saint Joseph’s University students are pairing up with organizations throughout the Overbrook community in order to build stronger relationships with fellow residents. “As with any university, there is some tension between students and the community,” Eric Spector, director of Global Community Day and senior at Saint Joseph’s, said. “We hope that having positive experiences will […]

 By Kelsey McDowell and Matthew Petrillo

Hunting Park: Volunteers Help Local Business Prosper

Hunting Park: Volunteers Help Local Business Prosper

In times of economic hardship, volunteers have become an increasing necessity to keep many businesses running. In particular, community programs are especially in need of volunteers when funding is so hard to get. Blessings Inc. is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to improving the well being of today’s youth. The organization runs out of the Recreation Center […]