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Tech used for public safety elicits mixed emotions in Norris Square and beyond purpose

Sep. 28, 2020 9:08 am

Tech used for public safety elicits mixed emotions in Norris Square and beyond

Drones and surveillance cameras can be an innovative resource, say some of those interviewed for this story. But others have privacy concerns and feel harms experienced by the community need to be addressed first.
Philadelphia Assembled asks: What does a ‘just neighborhood’ look like? results

Jun. 5, 2017 12:49 pm

Philadelphia Assembled asks: What does a ‘just neighborhood’ look like?

The "Blueprint for a Just Neighborhood" project tackles gentrification and community engagement in South Kensington.
The Philly Block Project has collected over 1,300 old family photos from South Kensington neighbors people

Jun. 30, 2016 8:20 am

The Philly Block Project has collected over 1,300 old family photos from South Kensington neighbors

Sarah Stolfa of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center discusses the project and its photo exhibition in her Around the Corner interview.
How the Philly Block Project is using photography to unite a changing community method

Mar. 7, 2016 9:12 am

How the Philly Block Project is using photography to unite a changing community

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will exhibit professional portraits of South Kensington residents as well as residents' own family photos.
FINANTA Seeks to Make Banking Local in South Kensington purpose

May 22, 2015 11:11 am

FINANTA Seeks to Make Banking Local in South Kensington

Until 2011, the Borinquen Federal Credit Union offered residents of South Kensington a local banking option where they could open a savings account, apply for a loan, or seek financial assistance, all in their own neighborhood. Then the 35-year-old institution ran into some financial and legal trouble, ranging from mismanagement to outright fraud.The National Credit […]
JOIN Spurs Workforce Development With $200,000 in Planning Grants funding

Feb. 12, 2015 12:04 pm

JOIN Spurs Workforce Development With $200,000 in Planning Grants

, a public-private partnership invested in workforce development, has awarded four $50,000 planning grants to Philadelphia-based organizations through its WIN WIN Challenge. The winning grantees are Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), South Kensington Community Partners (SKCP), Community College of Philadelphia, and University City District. Each grantee will pursue their respective workforce partnership ideas for a one-year period. […]
FINANTA CDC to Develop Affordable Commercial Properties in North Philadelphia funding

Jul. 22, 2014 1:19 pm

FINANTA CDC to Develop Affordable Commercial Properties in North Philadelphia

Netti Laundromat, 2530 N. 2nd Street, renovated by the newly-established FINANTA CDC North Philadelphia-based community lender FINANTA has long taken an approach to neighborhood revitalization that focuses on asset-building — or helping individuals develop their capacity to get the resources they need to thrive. FINANTA has done this by providing business loans, mortgages, counseling and […]
CDFI Finanta Brings Capital and Credit-Building to Low-Income Communities funding

Mar. 25, 2014 11:55 am

CDFI Finanta Brings Capital and Credit-Building to Low-Income Communities

Flag outside of Finanta’s offices in South Kensington Finanta, a community lender located in South Kensington, provides loans and financial counseling to low-income communities throughout Philadelphia. The organization believes that these communities need better access to capital, and to get that access they need to build their credit and increase their financial knowledge. “For the […]
News Links: Profile of Paseo Verde Apartments, City Releases Green Street Design Manuel, Inside South Kensington’s Transformation funding

Feb. 28, 2014 2:01 pm

News Links: Profile of Paseo Verde Apartments, City Releases Green Street Design Manuel, Inside South Kensington’s Transformation

  Another Look at the Paseo Verde Housing Development  Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron’s profile of the Paseo Verde Apartments looks at how the project managed to incorporate sustainable features and other amenities despite its tight budget. [Inquirer] City Releases Manuel for Green Street Design  The Philadelphia Water Department and the Streets Department teamed up […]