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.
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.
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.
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.
May 22, 2015 11:11 am
FINANTA Seeks to Make Banking Local in South Kensington
Community lender FINANTA seeks to launch a credit union
Feb. 12, 2015 12:04 pm
JOIN Spurs Workforce Development With $200,000 in Planning Grants
JOIN awards four organizations one-year $50,000 grants to find innovative approaches to workforce development.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]