This past summer, PhillyRising held its first annual conference to provide citizens with resources to improve their neighborhood and to honor the city’s community heroes. The above video highlights these heroes and their success with collaboration and leveraging city services. Although this video was released in September, it’s worth a watch to put a face (and a voice) to the individuals who are fighting to uplift their neighborhoods.
Since the conference, the PhillyRising Collaborative has been busy, especially with the release of the myPhillyRising app. Essentially, the app is a social network for community building. Community members can RSVP to events, post pictures, start discussions and even gains points for being active in their neighborhood. The app centralizes information and events, so any willing individual or organization can be “in the know” about how to get involved.