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North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

North Philadelphia: Coach Malik Wants to Give Back as Much as He Can

Malik Tape, 27, is currently the sports director for the Columbia North YMCA, located at 1400 North Broad St. Tape runs a city wide program called Get Hype Philly! that promotes children’s health and development. He’s doing everything he can to give back to the city of Philadelphia. How did you get your start in the […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Although most schools and communities offer youth recreational sports, not every person chooses to participate as a youngster. Often times, gyms and high intensity sport clubs can potentially intimidate an individual that has zero or little background in working out or playing sports. Fortunately for these types of folks, Philadelphia is home to a vast […]

 By Casey Brannigan and Morgyn Seigfried

South Philadelphia: Christian Street Y Promotes Healthy Living

South Philadelphia: Christian Street Y Promotes Healthy Living

[vimeo 65078842] The Christian Street YMCA Branch has impacted the community with its facilities and events as well as a connection with local businesses and schools for 40 years. Senior Program Director Jennifer Leupold said the YMCA has brought a strong sense of community to Graduate Hospital by ordering from its local corner store almost everyday […]

 By Gabrielle Pirozzi

Walnut Hill: West Philadelphia YMCA Gets a Makeover

Walnut Hill: West Philadelphia YMCA Gets a Makeover

The West Philadelphia YMCA, located at 5120 Chestnut St., has made some changes to its facilities in the past couple of weeks. These changes are important in order to keep the community interested. “For the past three years we have been changing different areas of our facilities, making it more appealing to our members as […]

 By Alicia DiGiovanni and Mark Lauterbach

Chinatown: Chinese Cultural and Community Center Fights to Remain a Landmark

Chinatown: Chinese Cultural and Community Center Fights to Remain a Landmark

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has been working to get the Chinese Cultural and Community Center up and running again. It has also tried to protect the historical building against demolition. The center closed in 2007 and has been vacant to this day. Before the construction of the friendship gate, the Chinese Cultural and Community Center was known […]

 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 […]