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Ana Santiago wants to restore her husband’s garden. And with it, she says, the neighborhood’s respect purpose

Apr. 19, 2019 10:33 am

Ana Santiago wants to restore her husband’s garden. And with it, she says, the neighborhood’s respect

Impact Services says it is working on a plan to revitalize the garden, but they’ll need gardeners to help.
Another community garden is losing land to development purpose

Apr. 16, 2019 12:24 pm

Another community garden is losing land to development

A developer recently purchased one of César Andreu Iglesias Community Garden's parcels in Kensington for $2,500.
Remembering Awilda Ocasio, the Latinx ❤️ of Kensington people

Mar. 28, 2019 8:30 am

Remembering Awilda Ocasio, the Latinx ❤️ of Kensington

Ann Northrup’s “Heart of Kensington” mural at Kensington and Allegheny Avenues illuminates how beloved and influential Ocasio was within her community.
Prevention Point is a huge part of this Kensington couple’s love story people

Mar. 19, 2019 9:21 am

Prevention Point is a huge part of this Kensington couple’s love story

Wilfredo Laboy and Cristina Pintor will be married at the the harm reduction nonprofit on June 1, and they say the celebration isn’t so much for them as it is for the people they’ve met while living and working in Kensington.
Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington people

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 am

Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington

He sees a lot while he's cutting hair: People sheltering in abandoned buildings, huddling up for warmth, struggling with drug addiction. And he thinks about how the neighborhood's empty buildings could be filled with help.
‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’ people

Feb. 25, 2019 10:00 am

‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’

Community member Rakee Starwind writes that the neighborhood benefits when residents support each other.
How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need? method

Feb. 18, 2019 10:55 am

How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need?

Neighborhood organizations such as Simple Homes, Jumpstart Kensington and NKCDC are looking for solutions to a multi-ZIP code problem.
NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work method

Jan. 29, 2019 2:13 pm

NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work

A two-year training project supported by the Kresge Foundation will help the Kensington nonprofit improve its housing counseling, economic development and community engagement services.
Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington purpose

Nov. 28, 2018 2:41 pm

Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington

"Journalism has the ability to divide and dehumanize or to uplift and empower": Kensington Voice will launch in January with stories by both student and community media makers.
This textile artist is stoop sitting to connect Germantown to Kensington people

Nov. 7, 2018 10:11 am

This textile artist is stoop sitting to connect Germantown to Kensington

Kathryn Pannepacker collects socks, sandwiches and gloves for the patrons of her workshops at the Kensington Storefront. The goal: support those fighting addiction and homelessness, and eliminate apathy.

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