“I have found that when I go to other houses they always seem to be a bit quieter ... I feel like we are rare in that we are always together, we learn each others’ quirks and cohabitate very well together.”
Neighborhood Bike Works is a West Philadelphia nonprofit that aims to empower youth through cycling initiatives and programming, and all the profits accrued from their bike shop go directly back into the youth programming.
The project's philosophy is simple: recognizing those experiencing homelessness as people first, and their condition of being homeless second.
Most of the conference was a question-and-answer session on how Casey plans to fight the Republican Congress members' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The city’s “hottest” housing market is just blocks from Penn’s campus — and reasons for this market heat-up may have much to do with Penn itself.
The draft will take place outdoors for the first time, in a huge outdoor theater built for the event in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The A Book a Day project is one part of Penn Libraries’ greater Community Outreach Program, which have expanded recently. Over the past two years, the program established a Community Outreach Librarian, made collaborations with local nonprofits and increased the number of students it serves from 500 to nearly 6,000.
Other marches in Philadelphia took place on Monday. Roughly 100 people gathered at Thomas Paine Plaza, and, after a series of speeches, marched through the city toward Independence Mall.
In addition to hosting the tournament, the organization's members work with Science Olympiad teams at local schools. They tutor students every week as the teams prepare for upcoming tournaments.
The SEPTA Key card will see a city-wide release this week, after a test run of the system on Feb. 9 at the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby.
Christina Maxwell, research director at the Drexel Neurosciences Institute and coordinator of PC4C research activities, said she feels members are taking the correct approach by working collectively.
The Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced that he will not run for a third term.
“We had a large homeless audience counting on us to come in, turn the lights on and make pizza,” Wartman said. “There is no substitute for experience, no easy way to acquire it. I’m glad I didn’t quit.”
Urban Studies expert Ira Harkavy said “democracy must begin at home, and its home is the truly engaged neighborly university and its local community partners.”
The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Bill Greenlee, believes these new regulations help female and minority applicants.
Three days before the Donald Trump's inauguration, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said he would rather see former President George W. Bush back in office.
During the incident on Nov. 25, a security camera at the Fresh Market in Chestnut Hill captured Lloyd filming or taking photos of an accomplice as he spray-painted the words “F**k Trump” on the wall of the grocery store. On Dec. 12, First Deputy City Solicitor Craig Straw said Lloyd would remain in his job, but would have to complete 40 hours of community service. The Solicitor’s Office did not respond to a request for further comment.
On Jan. 2, Graduate School of Education (GSE) professor Kate Kinney Grossman’s class resumed, as did all of the classes in Philadelphia's public schools.
The University said it "would provide the best urban grocery store to support the Penn and local community going forward."
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