June/July 2015

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, July 8
Raymond Rosen Tenant Council Meeting
Monthly community resident meeting.
6:00pm-7:00pm @ 2309 W. Diamond St, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Tuesday, July 14
24th PDAC
Monthly meeting spearheaded by 24th PD and conducted by the Community Relations Officer to discuss public safety.
5:30am-6:30pm @ 3901 Whitaker Ave, Philadelphia, 19124

Tuesday, July 14
PANA (Penn Area Neighborhood Association-RCO)
Monthly meeting and RCO community meetings.
7:00pm-8:00pm @ 431 E. Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Thursday, July 16
Hope4Philly Meeting
A monthly meeting where the Convoy of Hope annual event is discussed and planned.
10:00am-12:00pm @ Faith Assembly of God, 1926 Margaret St, Philadelphia, PA 19124

Friday, July 17
West Philadelphia Epic (Haddington)
Meet with community members to discuss concerns and share resources.
12:00pm-2:00pm @ Community College of Philadelphia, 4725 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19139

Monday, July 20
19th District Captain’s Workshop
L& I and Phillyrising are interested in working with you. Meet with community members regarding the resources and concerns within the 19th district.
6:00pm-8:00pm @ 6059 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19151

Tuesday, July 21
Kensington Stakeholders Meeting
This meeting takes place monthly to share and discuss information and resources that are working to to serve the same community.
4:00pm-6:00pm @ N. Hancock St & W. Susqyehanna Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Thursday, July 23
Germantown Community Connection
Meeting schedule consists of board, membership and committee meetings.  http://www.gtownconnection.org
7:00pm-8:30pm @ 35 W. Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Highlights from June

June 7, 2015
3rd Police District Community Social
The 3rd Police District and community residents in South Philadelphia came together for a day filled with fun activities, food, and entertainment in South Philadelphia.

Community residents partaking in the festivities of the 3rd PD Community Social

June 17, 2015
Gun Violence Memorial Garden
In memory of students who have been affected by gun violence 5th grade students and teachers at Stetson Middle School created a memorial garden. Students secured gardening tools provided to them and began planting flowers for 11347720_1126941573999571_1554119094_oeach student affected by gun violence. As students planted the flowers Managing Director Richard Negrin made a surprise visit to speak with them. We are glad to have assisted Stetson Middle School with this significant event.


Garden developed by 5th grade students at Stetson Middle School

June 18, 2015
Citizens Engagement Academy at New Creation Lutheran Church
Residents of the Kensington neighborhood are participating in another round of Citizens Engagement Academy. The PhillyRising Citizens Engagement Academy is an 8-week course like sessions in which residents are presented with information about different City government departments/agencies. The purpose of the Citizens Engagement Academy is to present information about various resources and services available to residents. Upon completing the 8-week course residents are presented with a certificate of completion and participate in a pinning ceremony where they are recognized by the Mayor and or Managing Director for their commitment and participation throughout the duration of the Citizens Engagement Academy. To kick off this series’ Citizens Engagement Academy Mr. 11638919_1127868570573538_450988422_oDanny Ramos from Philly 311 presented information about Philly 311 to residents who were in attendance. Residents learned how to properly utilize the Philly 311 mobile application which enables them to instantly submit non-emergency service requests.

Danny Ramos presenting information about the Philly311 mobile app

 June 27, 2015
PhillyRising Southwest Service Summit
On Saturday, June 27th PhillyRising hosted its 2nd Service Summit. Community residents traveled to the Francis Myers Recreation Center located in Southwest Philadelphia to meet with representatives of City departments and nonprofits and to submit their service requests. Representatives brought their technology devices with them to the recreation center so that they meet with residents one-on-one to input and submit their service requests. In addition to submitting service requests residents had the opportunity to take advantage of other services such help with creating an e-mail address and 20150627_105506writing resumes. Throughout the entire duration of the Southwest Service Summit individuals cycled in and out of different rooms to acquire different services that they were seeking. As residents transitioned in and out of rooms volunteers administered PhillyRising surveys to residents in order to gauge residents’ feelings about their neighborhoods.

City department representatives assisting community residents

Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Visit www.myphillyrising.com for the most up-to-date information. For more information, contact Davis Pierre-Louis at Davis.Pierre-Louis@phila.gov or visit us online at Facebook or Twitter.


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