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Today, the BlackStar Film Festival returns to West Philly for its eighth annual event purpose

Aug. 1, 2019 12:00 pm

Today, the BlackStar Film Festival returns to West Philly for its eighth annual event

With films from the likes of Questlove and Solange Knowles, and live conversations between luminaries Spike Lee and Tarana Burke, the festival is a must-attend Philly event.
How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood purpose

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 pm

How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood

In their guest post, Drexel staffers point to the Community Lawyering Clinic and the Writers Room as initiatives that engage and serve the university's West Philadelphia neighborhood.
My Philly Neighbor: Why Hestonville’s Juanita Acree encourages civic engagement people

Feb. 14, 2019 10:31 am

My Philly Neighbor: Why Hestonville’s Juanita Acree encourages civic engagement

The community leader organizes block parties, feeds the hungry and encourages neighbors to register to vote.
What does a scalable roadmap for revitalization look like for Philly’s commercial corridors? method

Sep. 24, 2018 12:52 pm

What does a scalable roadmap for revitalization look like for Philly’s commercial corridors?

At a recent Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia panel, local civic and business leaders shared best practices for creating public retail spaces that support equitable prosperity and growth.
Al-Bustan is growing a pocket park on 40th Street with the help of a diverse community method

Sep. 19, 2018 12:45 pm

Al-Bustan is growing a pocket park on 40th Street with the help of a diverse community

The Arab arts and culture nonprofit is leading the development of a lot between Ludlow and Chestnut streets to create an inviting space for anyone and everyone via public events, cultural programming and art making.
3 tips on nailing your next job search from West Philadelphia Skills Initiative method

Jan. 31, 2018 7:16 am

3 tips on nailing your next job search from West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

Ninety-three percent of residents who have gone through the University City District program find employment after participating, so yeah, you could call its managers job search experts.
Meet Samantha Porter, the West Philly Promise Zone’s biggest cheerleader people

Dec. 13, 2017 2:13 pm

Meet Samantha Porter, the West Philly Promise Zone’s biggest cheerleader

The new director of place-based initiatives at the city's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity wants you to know what's going on in the Promise Zone, a federal designation meant to reduce poverty in the area.
Check out this mural that celebrates the ‘history of greening’ in West Philly purpose

Aug. 14, 2017 2:18 pm

Check out this mural that celebrates the ‘history of greening’ in West Philly

It's the August edition of the creative placemaking projects that LoLa38 is hosting after hearing from the community on which art projects they wanted to see in their neighborhoods.
Greensgrow’s new community project fund is honoring its founder’s legacy funding

Feb. 15, 2017 11:01 am

Greensgrow’s new community project fund is honoring its founder’s legacy

Mary’s Community Fund, in remembrance of the recent passing of founder Mary Seton Corboy, will help individuals or organizations working to better the Kensington, River Wards and West Philly neighborhoods.
These are the two essential traits for working in homeless services people

Oct. 4, 2016 12:38 pm

These are the two essential traits for working in homeless services

Working with people in difficult circumstances requires a whole lot of patience and empathy. Take it from 30-year veteran Judy Elzey.

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