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When you Give Love, You'll Get Love by Thayid Wilson

When you Give Love, You'll Get Love by Thayid Wilson
Imagine if you and a couple friends took an idea and were passionate about making it a reality

Engaging the Community in Order to Make Nutritional Food Choices with Vetri Community Partnership

Engaging the Community in Order to Make Nutritional Food Choices with Vetri Community Partnership
Growing up as youth in Philadelphia I did not have the most nutritional foods around me. I remember nights in front of the television with my favorites, Grilled Cheese,Top Ramen, TV dinners, boxes of cereal, frozen minute cheesesteaks, and fast food. 

How I Became a Volunteer at the Philadelphia Spin Coalition by Stefi Spins

How I Became a Volunteer at the Philadelphia Spin Coalition by Stefi Spins
Guest blog post written by Stefi Spins of the Spin Coalition

The Power of Community Based Economics with African Cultural Art Forum

The Power of Community Based Economics with African Cultural Art Forum
Gucci, Chanel, Versace, Balenciaga, these are all names of designer brands that my students believe are the key to prove you have success. They believe if they have these brands they have "money" and they will be viewed by their peers as having status.

Creating Future Rock Stars, with Rock to the Future

Creating Future Rock Stars, with Rock to the Future
 Rock to the Future has been around since 2010 and they have made it their mission to provide free access to music programs in order to combat the inequalities that exist within our neighborhoods. A long with all of the life skills one can learn through music education, Rock to the Future also helps students with school work and college readiness.

This is the Village ! Setting up for Manifest 2019 with GLBL VLLG

This is the Village ! Setting up for Manifest 2019 with GLBL VLLG
As I watched, I could feel the excitement overtaking my body because of the freedom and energy the participants were exuding

A Story of Perseverance, Redemption, and Community Organizing

A Story of Perseverance, Redemption, and Community Organizing
 Redemption is defined as "the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil" 

Philadelphia Pizza Party for All

Philadelphia Pizza Party for All
 Luckily we have people like Joe Cox  to inspire us to believe in being the change we wish to see. Joe Cox started the PMA Bike Ride in 2016 to throw a pizza party for the hungry on the streets of Philadelphia

Fresh Philadelphia Fruit for All with The Philadelphia Orchard Project

Fresh Philadelphia Fruit for All with The Philadelphia Orchard Project
 "why are there so many abandoned lots in Philadelphia. We have all this green space and all these homeless people. If they really wanted to help the poor there would be free food growing all over this city"

Feeding the Hungry with Muslims Serve

Feeding the Hungry with Muslims Serve
Have you ever been traveling around Philadelphia and wondered how you can help feed the thousands of Philadelphians that suffer from hunger?

Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade

Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade
The Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade is one of the largest parades in the city year after year.

Raising Money to Continue Holocaust Education around the World with Holocaust Survivor Allan Silverberg

Raising Money to Continue Holocaust Education around the World with Holocaust Survivor Allan Silverberg
From birth to five years old Allan Silverberg was born and raised in a Russian prison camp as a result of the Holocaust.