West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

West Poplar: New Community Center Leader Unites Poplar Residents Through Art, Sports

Richard Austin, 54, worked in banking and insurance for almost three decades before making the leap to nonprofit work to connect with communities hands-on. After eleven years in the sector, the Cheltenham resident started a new position in September as the outreach program director at Saint Paul’s Community Center on Wallace and 10th streets.   […]

 By Micaella Wesley and Samuel Scimeca

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

Mantua: New Catholic School Education is Back at MHCC

There are many reasons why community centers are great to have in the neighborhood. They are a safe place for children to go after school. They make more jobs in the area and also hold events like dances and parties. Community centers serve as an affordable place for children to learn, have fun, participate in […]

 By Matt Breen and Danielle Brown

Walnut Hill: A Love of Reading Has its Perks for Librarian

Walnut Hill: A Love of Reading Has its Perks for Librarian

It’s a simple requirement, yet a necessary one. Wilhelmina Alimi said one must enjoy reading in order to become a successful librarian. The children’s librarian at Walnut Hill’s Lucien E. Blackwell branch, Alimi doesn’t just enjoy reading, she seems to yearn for it. Always a lover of children’s literature, Alimi said a picture book doesn’t […]