Phinding Philly Volunteer Blog

WE LOVE PHILLY IS A FINALIST FOR 20k VOTE HERE

WE LOVE PHILLY IS A FINALIST FOR 20k VOTE HERE
We Love Philly has been selected as a finalist for the Community Champions Awards & Grants Challenge by the City of Philadelphia.

Community Classrooms in Action

Community Classrooms in Action
Together, members of the community, students, teachers, nonprofit leaders, and the gang from Philly got into kayaks and cleaned Lady Bird lake. The clean-up was a TMF Operation Legacy Service Project honoring the life of 1st Lt Travis Manion, whose “If Not Me then Who” legacy started the foundation. Outside of honoring a fallen hero, Operation Legacy Service Projects create opportunities for veterans and families of the fallen along with inspired civilians to partner with the community around a service-oriented cause.

We Love Philly was on the Drew Barrymore Show!

We Love Philly was on the Drew Barrymore Show!
We Love Philly's Founder Carlos Aponte was on the Drew Barrymore Show! 10 Laptops and $10,000 were donated by Gateway and The Drew Barrymore Show! ...

We Love Philly is the Cover Story for Grid Magazine

We Love Philly is the Cover Story for Grid Magazine
We Love Philly is normalizing community based education! Read the cover story NOW!

We Love Philly has been awarded $35,000 through William Penn Foundation's Racial Equity Grant Fund!

We Love Philly has been awarded $35,000 through William Penn Foundation's Racial Equity Grant Fund!
We Love Philly is one of 14 recipients of a grant. Each organization is helping to advance at least one of three goals in Philadelphia: strengthening kindergarten readiness, building early reading proficiency, or increasing rates of high school graduation.

Going the Extra Mile for Student Voice in Education

Going the Extra Mile for Student Voice in Education
We are pleased to announce that our 62 mile Trek to Atlantic City was a success. We set out to accomplish three things!

Check out Project OWNERship in AL DIA!

Check out Project OWNERship in AL DIA!
Check out a wonderful story written by Natalie Venegas of AL DIA News about our progress with Project OWNERship!

We Love Philly on 6ABC's "Philly Proud"

We Love Philly on 6ABC's "Philly Proud"
We Love Philly was recently featured on 6ABC's segment, "Philly Proud"

We Love Philly Students in the Community

We Love Philly Students in the Community
We Love Philly Students have been hard at work helping with the grand opening of La Placita! Check out what student's have been working on in their community.

Finding Inspiration with The Sunday Love Project by Janeli Peralta

Finding Inspiration with The Sunday Love Project by Janeli Peralta
My name is Neli and I grew up with my Mom and two brothers. I’ve lived in Philly my whole life and have witnessed the struggle that others have to go through in order to survive. My Mom has always done her best to make sure we are always good in any situation. This has taught me to appreciate the little things and where we come from. That is what inspired me to want to volunteer with the Sunday Love Project

WHYY Pick for Feel Good Story of The Year

WHYY Pick for Feel Good Story of The Year
We Love Philly and our School Bus is in the news again as a feel good story of 2020! Click this link to check out the article. 

We Love Philly, A New Way to Think About Education

We Love Philly, A New Way to Think About Education
We Love Philly is featured in their most recent national education magazine! It is our first national publication and we are grateful for the opportunity to help other educators around the country bring the classroom to the community. Shoutout to We Love Philly board member Cory Zoblin for writing the article.