January/February 2014

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, February 1
South Philadelphia Legal Clinic hosted by Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia and the Aquinas Center
9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Aquinas Center, 1700 Fernon St. (Point Breeze)

Wednesday, February 5
Hawthorne Cultural Center Advisory Council Meeting
5:30 – 6:30 pm @ Hawthorne Cultural Center, 1200 Carpenter St. (Hawthorne)

Monday, February 24
Girls and Women in Sports Day in partnership with Temple University Varsity Female Athletes
Girls 8th grade and under are invited to join Temple University Varsity Female Athletes for this free, fun, girls-only event. Come dressed in gym clothes and sneakers. Registration is required; register here.
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm @ Temple University Pearson-McGonigle Halls, 1800 N Broad St. (Strawberry Mansion)

Tuesday, February 25
Senior Breakfast and Health Forum hosted by Aria Health
Community seniors are invited to this monthly discussion with Aria Health, providing information and tips on health issues. Breakfast will be provided free of charge.
8:00 – 10:00 am @ Aria Health, 2nd floor cafeteria, 4900 Frankford Ave. (Frankford)

Tuesday, February 11
Eastwick Kickoff Meeting
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ St. Paul AME, 8398 Lindbergh Rd. (Eastwick)

Thursday, February 13
Germantown Kickoff Meeting
6:00 pm, location TBD (visit our calendar for location updates)

Thursday, February 20
Brewerytown Kickoff Meeting
6:30 – 8:30 pm @ Camelot Academy, 1436 N 26th St.

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

Highlights from January

We’re Mobile!
Have you used the new MyPhillyRising app yet? MyPhillyRising is your online and mobile portal to everything going on in your neighborhood. Use it to find resources, connect with neighbors, and learn about events occurring throughout the city. Visit YouTube  for a tutorial.

Mural installed at MLK Recreation Center

Mural installed at MLK Recreation Center

Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service

Every year on Martin Luther King Day, tens of thousands of Philadelphians come out and volunteer to make it a day on, not a day off. This January, PhillyRising organized and participated in more than ten community service projects for MLK Day. Follow the links below to see pictures from the events.

Neighborhood Liaison Training at Frankford Library
On Saturday, January 18, PhillyRising partnered with Philly311 to host a Neighborhood Liaison Training at the Frankford Library. Residents learned how to use the Philly311 system to enter and track service requests like graffiti removal, trash collection, and vacant lot cleanups.

PowerCorps PHL Career Boot Camp
On Saturday, January 25, PhillyRising brought together the two branches of AmeriCorps from the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service for a Career Boot Camp at Temple University. Power Corps PHL and SERVEPhiladelphia VISTAs participated in this intensive job readiness program to enhance resume-writing, interviewing, and job-seeking skills.
For more information, contact Jacki Boone at Jaclyn.Boone@phila.gov or visit us online at Facebook or Twitter.

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