Community News

New York Youth Visit Southwest

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on New York Youth Visit Southwest

The Common Place coordinates intensive volunteer program This was an “Aha” moment for Troy Hengst from Tonawanda, New York.  Hengst had driven a busload of youth from there to The […]

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Despite Blistering Heat, Youth Clean Up Myers Rec. Area

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Despite Blistering Heat, Youth Clean Up Myers Rec. Area

The thermometer on the streets and sidewalks along 58th Street topped 100° last Saturday, July 20.  But that blistering midday heat did not deter a team of young people from […]

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Dedicated Team Provides Holiday Lunch at Outley House

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Dedicated Team Provides Holiday Lunch at Outley House

For almost a decade, a small team of dedicated suburban friends has assembled to prepare a nutritious luncheon for the residents of the Self Inc. Outley House Men’s Shelter at […]

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Southwest Mom, Nadira Branch a two-time Fulbright Scholar

By Globe Times Staff | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Southwest Mom, Nadira Branch a two-time Fulbright Scholar

On a very hot day last week, Southwest Philadelphia single-mom Nadira Branch and her 11-year-old son Amin Richard Branch,  named for his grandfather Richard Branch who was shot to death […]

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Local Family Delights in Barnes Foundation Visit

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Local Family Delights in Barnes Foundation Visit

Finds African American and African art deeply moving The moment for an exceptional tour of the Barnes Foundation art collection had arrived.  Early on a sunny Saturday morning July 13, […]

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Sunny PennSmiles and Strong Teeth

By Ted Behr | July 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Sunny PennSmiles and Strong Teeth

Penn Dental bus visits Patterson Summer Camp Under the sensitive direction of Dr. Catherine Kuo, DDS, MBA, several dozen Southwest youngsters received free dental care in the state-of-the-art Dental Medicine […]

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Vote today to Help Bartram’s Garden Win a Grant (Before the deadline residents can vote online every day!)

By Ted Behr | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Vote today to Help Bartram’s Garden Win a Grant (Before the deadline residents can vote online every day!)

Our neighbor, Bartram’s Garden is in the running for a major, $200,000 grant to help it serve our Southwest community (even better than it already does!) The grant opportunity is […]

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“DRINK PHILLY TAP” CALLS ON PHILADELPHIANS TO DRINK MORE TAP, LESS BOTTLED WATER

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on “DRINK PHILLY TAP” CALLS ON PHILADELPHIANS TO DRINK MORE TAP, LESS BOTTLED WATER

Campaign aims to Empower Philadelphia Residents with Knowledge and Confidence to Consume Tap Water and Reduce Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles  PHILADELPHIA (July 8, 2019) – “Drink Philly Tap,” a public […]

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PowerCorpsPHL is Accepting Applications

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on PowerCorpsPHL is Accepting Applications

In September 2013, the City of Philadelphia launched PowerCorpsPHL, an AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative, in partnership with EducationWorks and the Philadelphia Youth Network. PowerCorpsPHL is a cross-sector collaborative model […]

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PHILADELPHIA DEDICATES $15 MILLION FOR SAFER STREETS!

By Globe Times Staff | July 15, 2019 | Comments Off on PHILADELPHIA DEDICATES $15 MILLION FOR SAFER STREETS!

Exciting news from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! The city included $15 million in bike and pedestrian funding as part of its recently adopted budget.  Philadelphia, with a population of 1,584,138, is second only to […]

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