Neighborhood and Communities

Campaign for Working Families Hard Work Results in Best Tax Season Ever!

Date: 
May 21, 2013
UAC's program partner Campaign for Working Families scored their best tax season ever!

Free Workshop on Neighborhood Planning

Event Details
Date: 
May 14, 2013
Interested in revitalizing your neighborhood? Come find out how!

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation will be hosting “Introduction to Neighborhood Planning,” a free workshop about the planning process of revamping a neighborhood! Topics covered will include: what to do before you plan, choosing the right consultants, and how to get from planning to implementation. If your neighborhood is considering creating a revitalization plan this is the workshop for you!

The 2013 ResilienC Symposium

Event Details
Date: 
May 14, 2013
Price: 
$25.00
Come learn how to make your community safer!

On Tuesday, May 14th, 2013, join Philadelphia-based risk management firm ResilienC and the Urban Affairs Coalition for the 2013 ResilienC Symposium!

This symposium is day-long “think tank” for new ideas on effectively building safer and innovative communities and preparing them for the future. Tuesday’s symposium will introduce research and program models for best practices in bettering our communities. Individuals will see the different methods other cities are using successfully and identify ways to achieve the same outcomes in their own neighborhoods.

Lack of computer access a major hurdle for the poor

Date: 
June 12, 2012

Fingering an orange flash drive like a good-luck totem, Teisha Reynolds took a break from the computer class she hopes will change her life.

At a KEYSPOT computer-access center within the Families First/People's Emergency Center in West Philadelphia, Reynolds is enrolled in computer classes to help get off welfare.

Reynolds, 36, keeps hearing the whole world is online. That's not entirely true.

"When you're poor and without a computer, there's a big gap between you and everyone else," Reynolds said. "For me and my two sons, it's very hard not having one."

Author: 
Alfred Lubrano
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Community Health and Wellness Day

Event Details
Date: 
June 23, 2012
UpLift Solutions is hosting a Community, Health and Wellness Day at the ShopRite of Chetenham, PA. The day is designed to engage the community with health screenings, healthy recipe tastings, kid friendly activities and resources.

On June 23rd, UpLift Solutions is hosting a Community, Health and Wellness Day at the SHopRite of Chetenham, PA. The day is designed to engage the community with health screenings, healthy recipe tastings, kid friendly activities and resources.

Phone: (856) 471-2028
Fax: (856) 471-3001
www.upliftsolutions.org

 

Explorers Sans Frontières fundraiser at the Trolley Car Café

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Date: 
June 30, 2012

Explorers Sans Frontières (ESF)  - Fundraiser 

On June 30, 2012 ESF Team Senegal will host a fundraiser at the Trolley Car Café located at 3269 S. Ferry Road (at Kelly/Ridge Drives near the Falls Bridge), Philadelphia, PA 19129. ESF medical, non-medical and educational professionals will travel to West Africa for ongoing support to the region of Thies. 

National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW), Annual Family Day

Event Details
Date: 
June 9, 2012
Price: 
$20.00
Family Day event will be a day filled with important and relevant resource information for the community, DJ and magician, clown with balloon, zumba dancing, free mildly used clothing, free hot dogs, prizes as well as other fun events.

NCNW sponsors social, educational, economic, cultural, health and self-help projects, both nationally and internationally.  In keeping with NCNW’s commitment to helping families in Philadelphia  communities, our Philadelphia Section hosts Family Day, as a community outreach/community service  project.  The purpose for this community service event is to educate and inform Philadelphia residents about the resources that are available to assist in improving the quality of their lives in the areas of health and nutrition, education, careers, family services,

Community Basketball Game

Event Details
Date: 
June 29, 2012
Cheer on the teams as the Overcomers hustle to defend last year’s win!

 Come watch as ODAAT’s Overcomers and the District Attorney’s Avengers go head-to-head in a basketball game. We will provide light refreshments, giveaways and a DJ on deck. Cheer on the teams as the Overcomers hustle to defend last year’s win! Tip off starts at 6pm.