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A filmmaker made a movie about 4 North Philly kids’ lives. Five years later, she checked back in results

Jan. 4, 2018 1:21 pm

A filmmaker made a movie about 4 North Philly kids’ lives. Five years later, she checked back in

Amanda Danzinger's "Backyard Philly Project" update premieres today online.
What a North Philly film 10 years in the making can teach about building relationships results

Dec. 3, 2017 9:31 pm

What a North Philly film 10 years in the making can teach about building relationships

Jonathan Olshefski spent nearly a decade filming the lives of Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his family for his first documentary feature. Here are some resulting lessons on getting a community's story right.
Joanna Otero-Cruz takes on Gurney Street people

Jul. 31, 2017 6:27 am

Joanna Otero-Cruz takes on Gurney Street

From nonprofits to city government, the Fairhill native has spent her career working with at-risk communities. Right now, she's focused on cleaning up the notorious hub for the city’s opioid epidemic.
Why this civic leader with 25 years of service in North Philly has an open-door policy people

Jul. 28, 2017 12:25 pm

Why this civic leader with 25 years of service in North Philly has an open-door policy

“Consider the community, find out what the community needs, not what you think that they need,” said Christine Brown, director of the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood's Beech Community Services.
Urban Creators’ HOODSTOCK is taking on ‘land sovereignty and liberation’ purpose

Jul. 19, 2017 10:06 am

Urban Creators’ HOODSTOCK is taking on ‘land sovereignty and liberation’

The fourth annual festival is this Saturday. Here's what else the North Philadelphia nonprofit and urban farm has been up to.
For Shalimar Thomas, economic development and community betterment for North Broad are one in the same people

Jul. 12, 2017 12:25 pm

For Shalimar Thomas, economic development and community betterment for North Broad are one in the same

The North Philly native and executive director of North Broad Renaissance is a major connector of businesses and stakeholders as part of the nonprofit’s mission to revitalize the commercial corridor by 2020.
North Philly Peace Park may be holding on to its space for decades to come results

Jul. 6, 2017 4:36 pm

North Philly Peace Park may be holding on to its space for decades to come

The community garden and gathering space seem to have come to an agreement with the Philadelphia Housing Authority to achieve a "long-term, multi-decade lease" on its current land at 22nd and Jefferson streets.
What a bus ride up North Broad Street showed about its potential future results

Jun. 14, 2017 11:38 am

What a bus ride up North Broad Street showed about its potential future

North Broad Renaissance, the city-funded nonprofit tasked with revitalizing the commercial corridor, has been busy making connections and improvements since it started working two years ago.
Is there hope for improving North Philadelphia’s gentrification problem? The solutions are varied method

Mar. 24, 2017 12:56 pm

Is there hope for improving North Philadelphia’s gentrification problem? The solutions are varied

“What I see is a lack of respect,” said one panelist at The Advocate Center for Culture and Education's recent What Matters Forum.
This music education nonprofit wants its musicians to teach your students people

Dec. 22, 2016 9:28 am

This music education nonprofit wants its musicians to teach your students

The Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music in North Philadelphia is outsourcing its instructors, said founder Joyce Drayton in her "Around the Corner" interview.

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