October/November 2013

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, November 2
Equal Dollars Pop Up Market & Day of Service with Harmonious Volunteer Center
Take part in beautification projects around the Free Library of Philadelphia Widener Branch and earn Equal Dollars Community Currency.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ 29th & Somerset Sts.

Monday, November 4 – Thursday, November 7
College Awareness Week
Philly Goes 2 College, Graduate! Philadelphia, and Philly’s Graduation Coach Campaign team up to offer four workshops for Philadelphia students, parents, and mentors interested in learning more the college application process.
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm @ varying locations (see flyer)

November 6
First Annual Youth Forum/Job Fair presented by 7th Street Civil Association, Ford PAL, and Jodellboxing
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Ford PAL (631 Snyder Ave.)

Saturday, November 9
Community Cleanup at Lawncrest Recreation Center
10:00 am – 1:00 pm @ Lawncrest Recreation Center (6000 Rising Sun Avenue at Shelbourne St.)

Monday, November 11
Veteran’s Day Services
10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Lawncrest Recreation Center (6000 Rising Sun Avenue at Shelbourne St.)

Wednesday, November 13
North Penn PAL Health and Wellness Fair
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at North Penn PAL (27th & Cumberland St.)

Wednesday, November 13
Kensington Listening Session & Dinner with PhillyRising and United Way
Catering provided by United Way
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ Iglesia del Barrio (240 E Cambria St.)

Wednesday, November 13
Pull of Gravity Screening presented by PhillyRising, the US Attorney’s Office, East Park Revitalization Alliance, and the Strawberry Mansion CDC\
This documentary focuses on the 700,000 inmates released from prison each year. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow.
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Mander Recreation Center (33rd & Diamond Sts.)


South Philadelphia Legal Clinic hosted by Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia and the Aquinas Center
First Saturday of every month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Aquinas Center (1700 Fernon St.)

Market East Live!
Every Friday and Saturday from noon to 5:00 pm, enjoy live entertainment at 12th and Market Streets. On Saturday, November 16, the event will feature students from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Visit www.myphillyrising.com for the most up-to-date information.

Highlights from October

PhillyRising Launches Mobile App
In October, the City of Philadelphia launched the myPhillyRising website and mobile app. MyPhillyRising is an online and mobile hub for events, facilities, and resources in the 15 PhillyRising neighborhoods – as Technical.ly Philly says, a “virtual bulletin board”. It was featured as Philadelphia Magazine’s app of the day the day it was launched. You can access both the website and the mobile app and check out what’s going on in your community at www.myphillyrising.com.

Fall Gardening at Haddington Library
On Tuesday, October 8, volunteers from Philadelphia Youth in Service and the Haddington branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia teamed up to plant mums and spread mulch outside of the library.

CAPA Performs at Market East Live!
Students from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts performed for the MarketArts Series on Market East on Saturday, October 19th. Tourists and Conventioneers were treated to classical, jazz and pop music performed by some of Philadelphia’s most talented youth. They will return for an encore performance on Saturday, November 19th between 12-5pm.

AmeriCorps NCCC Arrives in Philadelphia
On Monday, October 21, a team of National Civilian Community Corps volunteers arrived in Philadelphia to perform two and a half weeks of community service with PhillyRising partners around the city. The team will be painting facilities and clearing alleyways and lots in Haddington, Elmwood, Penrose, St. Hughs, Strawberry Mansion, Kingsessing, Southeast, and Point Breeze. Visit the PhillyRising Facebook page to see photos of the volunteers and their work!

Mural Arts Guild Builds Tool Shed in Strawberry Mansion
Also on Monday, October 21, the Mural Arts Guild started construction on a shed for the Strawberry Mansion Green Resource Center at 32nd and Ridge. Residents will now be able to store hand tools and planting resources on site. Mayor Nutter came out to the project site during the build to recognize the Guild for their work.

 For more information, contact Jacki Boone at Jaclyn.Boone@phila.gov or visit us online at Facebook or Twitter.

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