PhillyRising’s Second Annual Conference is October 18th!

Next Saturday, PhillyRising will be hosting its second annual conference at Temple University. While last year’s conference was successful (packed with workshops, information booths, and discussions) this year’s conference was designed to truly embody the PhillyRising program: by serving residents. Hosted at the intersection of five PhillyRising neighborhoods, the conference is action-based, aiming to serve…

PhillyRising’s Penrose Neighborhood is Well-Served

Last month,  PhillyRising’s Penrose neighborhood received a lot of help from its friends. The Goldenberg Group sponsored a vibrant day of service in the community, pulling efforts from a wide-range of organizations. While the Goldenberg Group is a successful development corporation, it has a robust community-development and service arm, People Helping People. PhillyRising helped connect…

Citizen’s Engagement Academy Draws Largest Crowd to Date

This month, PhillyRising hosted a Citizen’s Engagement Academy (C.E.A.) session in its North Central neighborhood. While the academy has always been popular, this past session was more popular than ever. 71 community members came out to the Hiteman Learning Center on Judson Street for the first session of this C.E.A. The session’s topic focused on…

PhillyRising Goes Digital

The PhillyRising Collaborative is about human connections. The program builds relationships between Division Coordinators and community stakeholders to address  neighborhood concerns. Through these relationships, community members are empowered by access to education and the resources necessary to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. In essence, the program has built a far-reaching network of…

Building Great Neighborhoods

My office recently worked with local video producers Charles Morabito, Greg Heller, and Adam Maruszan to release an animated short titled “Philadelphia: A City of Neighborhoods.” The video tells the story of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and the city government’s neighborhood-centric programs. Below is  the text to the video’s narrative. I hope you share this video with…