Neighborhood and Communities

Uptown Theater Tour & Health Fair

Event Details
Date: 
June 22, 2013
Price: 
$20.00
Learn the history of the Uptown Theater!

On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 Uptown Entertainment Development Corporation (UEDC) will host an Uptown Theater Tour & Healthy Backyard BBQ.

UEDC aims to stimulate the economy in blighted neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia by developing neighborhood revitalization projects. UEDC’s first revitalization project includes Uptown Theater. The organization plans to renovate this space to include a technology center and artist lofts. The technology center will create jobs for 200 youth and adults in addition to providing entrepreneurial opportunities for members of the community.

KEYSPOTS Tech Sunday

Event Details
Date: 
June 23, 2013
Come enjoy an evening of praise and worship along with learning valuable skills for the digital world.

 

Philadelphia’s faith community and KEYSPOT have teamed up to bridge the digital divide. On June 23, 2013, the Church of Christian Compassion will open its doors for worship and to help people get connected online. "Tech Sunday" will feature gospel artists JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise and Maurette Brown Clark along with host Lonnie Hunter from Philadelphia’s inspiration and gospel radio station, Praise 103.9.

MLK365 Summer Crush Clean-Up

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Date: 
June 15, 2013
Don't miss out on the MLK365 service opportunity this month!

 

MLK365 is having a Summer Crush Clean-up on Saturday, June 15, 2013. This is a great service opportunity to participate in and help make Philadelphia an even better place!

Explorers Sans Frontieres and Summer WorkReady Chosen as "Non-Profit of the Week"

Date: 
June 11, 2013
UAC's Summer WorkReady and Program Partner were showcased as Clear Channel's "Non-profit of the Week"!

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