Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Follow

Contact

Point Breeze

In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’ purpose

Apr. 14, 2021 9:56 am

In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’

"We do two things really well — early childhood education and housing, so our focus now is on building on those services and figuring out how we can do things even better," says Otis Bullock.
On gentrification, education and teamwork: Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary purpose

Mar. 6, 2018 7:00 am

On gentrification, education and teamwork: Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary

Columnist Akeem Dixon interviews NICE President Jennifer Devor on how the volunteer org connects parents to resources while tackling the challenges that arise when we talk about race, change, outdated policies and class.
Here’s a social impact developer’s take on Councilman Johnson’s RCO bill purpose

Mar. 11, 2016 10:12 am

Here’s a social impact developer’s take on Councilman Johnson’s RCO bill

Philly Office Retail founder Ken Weinstein weighs in on the bill that would set a code of conduct, of sorts, for registered community organizations hosting zoning meetings.
How a hyperlocal arts festival in South Philly hopes to mend a neighborhood method

Mar. 1, 2016 10:38 am

How a hyperlocal arts festival in South Philly hopes to mend a neighborhood

The Hello Arts Festival is a year in the making.
Point Breeze is the New Home for Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore purpose

Jun. 26, 2015 12:55 pm

Point Breeze is the New Home for Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

ReStore’s Kensington location is no more– a larger location for the nonprofit home improvement store has settled in Point Breeze. ReStore is a major source of funding for Habitat for Humanity, supporting work in affordable housing, helping low-income families in need of housing, and a home repair program. By moving into the growing neighborhood, ReStore […]
PointBold Aims to Bring a Neighborhood Together Through Art method

Apr. 28, 2015 12:30 pm

PointBold Aims to Bring a Neighborhood Together Through Art

In the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze, known as Newbold by some residents, the issue of gentrification has strained the relationship between residents, developers and city officials. Lee Ann Etzold, a theater artist and educator, decided the neighborhood needed an alternative to the zoning and civic association meetings held in the neighborhood: a comfortable […]
City Council President Darrell Clarke Announces Plan to Build 1,500 Units of Affordable Housing method

Mar. 20, 2014 10:48 am

City Council President Darrell Clarke Announces Plan to Build 1,500 Units of Affordable Housing

Martin Luther King Plaza in South Philadelphia, an affordable housing development completed in 2011. Image via Flickr user Payton Chung City Council President Darrell Clarke announced a plan on Monday for the city to subsidize the construction of 1,500 affordable housing units. The plan calls for 1,000 rental units and 500 ownership units located in […]