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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.
Theatre in the X is taking on ‘the current state of the Black community’ purpose

Aug. 16, 2016 3:15 pm

Theatre in the X is taking on ‘the current state of the Black community’

The group serves theatre professionals of color and offers free performances in West Philadelphia's Malcolm X Park.
These nonprofits are building a bold partnership model in the Promise Zone method

Apr. 19, 2016 12:47 pm

These nonprofits are building a bold partnership model in the Promise Zone

A number of organizations repairing aging homes in West Philly are laying out a blueprint for a citywide initiative.
There’s a communal house in West Philly incubating nonprofit workers method

Jan. 25, 2016 9:15 am

There’s a communal house in West Philly incubating nonprofit workers

You may have heard of the Haverford House, a communal home in West Philly where six fellows from Haverford College are living, working and hosting "guac-offs."
How the first urban Earthship is getting neighbors acclimated to its mission method

Dec. 29, 2015 12:30 pm

How the first urban Earthship is getting neighbors acclimated to its mission

The project is crowdfunding again to afford construction. But neighbors in the poverty-stricken Lower Lancaster Ave neighborhood are still trying to understand why they're there.

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