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For Black cowboys — from North Philly to small-town Texas — horses and riding are a way of life people

Apr. 2, 2021 11:48 am

For Black cowboys — from North Philly to small-town Texas — horses and riding are a way of life

Photojournalist Ron Tarver, on the faculty of Swarthmore College for the past 13 years, talks with The Conversation's Nick Lehr about the Western Wranglers in Brewerytown, and his work for the Inquirer and National Geographic.
How Two Community Development Corporations Play Different Roles in Brewerytown method

Mar. 3, 2015 11:18 am

How Two Community Development Corporations Play Different Roles in Brewerytown

A lot of Philadelphia neighborhoods don’t have a community development corporation (CDC) — or any kind of devoted community organization — to serve their needs. Brewerytown has two. The Fairmount CDC and the Greater Brewerytown CDC both serve the neighborhood. Their work largely intersects along West Girard Avenue, a rapidly developing commercial corridor often considered […]
New to Brewerytown: The Monkey & the Elephant Opens Its Doors, Trains Former Foster Youth method

Mar. 2, 2015 12:59 pm

New to Brewerytown: The Monkey & the Elephant Opens Its Doors, Trains Former Foster Youth

A few weeks prior to the soft opening of The Monkey & The Elephant, a socially conscious cafe that employs and trains former foster youth, Lisa Miccolis, the cafe’s founder, was making to-do lists that stretched across the shop’s lengthy new coffee bar. After two years as a pop-up, first at Taffets, in the Italian Market, […]
#PhillyChanger Chats: Dan O’Brien of PhillyRising people

Feb. 11, 2015 1:57 pm

#PhillyChanger Chats: Dan O’Brien of PhillyRising

#PhillyChanger Chats is a video series aimed at making Philly leaders more accessible. We’ll be featuring leaders of nonprofits, social enterprises, local government, and community organizers who are active in the city. Is there someone you’d like to see featured here? Email us at news@generocity.org. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAaJGcTk5vU&w=700&h=394] Dan O’Brien is the Central Division coordinator at […]
News Links: Volunteer Carpenter Joe Shapiro, New Rules for Farmer Markets, L & I Demolition Map people

Mar. 21, 2014 1:52 pm

News Links: Volunteer Carpenter Joe Shapiro, New Rules for Farmer Markets, L & I Demolition Map

  Volunteer Carpenter Enlivens West Philadelphia Grid Magazine profiles Joe Shapiro, a former civil engineer at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, who has volunteered his carpentry skills to improving public spaces in West Philadelphia. [Grid Magazine] New Rules for Farmers’ Markets City Council approved new, simpler rules for setting up farmers’ markets in Philadelphia. Plan Philly […]
Former Halfway House Becomes Shared Living Space for Entrepreneurs in Brewerytown people

Feb. 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Former Halfway House Becomes Shared Living Space for Entrepreneurs in Brewerytown

Former office of Josh Meyer, owner of the properties Just outside the stone walls of Girard College, a former halfway house is being transformed into a low-rent living space for social entrepreneurs and local craftsmen. Martin Montero, founder of Startup Basecamp Philly, said that the goal of the project is to cut the cost of living […]