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Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

With all the negative attention education in Philadelphia receives, the community forgets about the different opportunities laced throughout the city. While there are endless programs serving the area’s youth, there are an abundance of classes and workshops available to all ages and skill levels. From arts education to STEM concepts, Philadelphia is a hub for […]

 

Mantua: Through City Year, New College Graduate Gives Back to Younger Students

Mantua: Through City Year, New College Graduate Gives Back to Younger Students

On the 600 block of North 35th Street lives a young college graduate trying to make a difference in the City of Brotherly Love. Twenty-three-year-old Ivan Vivar is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware. Instead of pursuing his own career aspirations, though, he’s taking a year to ensure the success of future generations […]

 

Fishtown: Local Press Company Builds Literary Scene

Fishtown: Local Press Company Builds Literary Scene

Just above a small engraving warehouse on Frankford Avenue is a collaborative space for writers. Walls are lined with ampersand prints and paintings by local artists, while crowded bookshelves overflow with both old and new works of literary art. The Head and the Hand Press is a functioning press that publishes work on a local and national […]

 

Fairhill: Spells Writing Lab Fosters Creativity and Literacy

Tucked away on a quiet side street in the Fairhill neighborhood, the Spells Writing Lab sits along the colorful 2500 block of North Alder Street. Mosaic tile and elaborate murals grace the walls of the neighboring buildings, reflecting the creativity that encompasses North Philadelphia’s Village of Arts and Humanities campus. Spells Writing Lab, or Spells, […]