Phinding Philly Volunteer Blog

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.

Vote for Mr. Aponte to become the next Integrity Icon in Philadelphia!

Vote for Mr. Aponte to become the next Integrity Icon in Philadelphia!
Check out We Love Philly Teacher and Founder Carlos Aponte as a Finalist for the Integrity Icon Award for Philadelphia!

My First Podcast by Yaitza Hernandez

My First Podcast by Yaitza Hernandez
Growing up in Philadelphia, we didn't really have the support that we needed from the communities that surround us. A lot of people work minimum wage and do not have the income to supply and feed their families.

Clean the Block Around The Clock featured on 6 ABC

Clean the Block Around The Clock featured on 6 ABC
Our Clean the Block around the Clock was a great success. Thank you so much to all of our volunteers and those who donated! We appreciate you so much. Click this link to check out our story on 6 ABC and watch the video above for how the day went. As of writing this we are so close to our bus. We are inching towards the 9,000 dollar mark and with your help we can hit 10,000 before the end of the week !

We Love Philly Featured on WHYY

We Love Philly Featured on WHYY
Our Clean the Block Around the Clock Fundraiser is going strong ! Even though we had to postpone because of the weather on Saturday we have rescheduled for September 5th 2020. As of writing this blog we have raised 6,000 dollars on our way to 10,000 to purchase a bus for our students. 

We Love Philly featured on KYW News Radio !

We Love Philly featured on KYW News Radio !
Our Clean the Block Around the Clock Fundraiser is going strong ! As of writing this we have raised 3,000 dollars on our way to 10,000 to purchase a bus for our students. Check out our latest feature on KYW News Radio to learn more about our mission to change education in Philadelphia.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER by Cherish Green

#BLACKLIVESMATTER by Cherish Green
Your voice matters in more ways than one. 

Eight minutes and forty-six seconds is all the time needed to extract the life from an innocent man. Taking a jog at leisure could even provoke the attention of lingering antagonists. And please, be sure to say your prayers before resting in the comfort of your own home. How many more scenarios have to play out before we can finally silence the narrative?

Discovering Community with Global Citizen by Yaddiel Rodriguez

Discovering Community with Global Citizen by Yaddiel Rodriguez
 As someone who lives in Philadelphia, I’ve never been to any events. I always played with my neighbors or stayed home. Growing up I was surrounded by violence on a consistent basis

Meeting My New Spiritual Family with One Art Community Center by Kassim Karamoko

Meeting My New Spiritual Family with One Art Community Center by Kassim Karamoko
 My spiritual journey before meeting the family behind One Art Community Center felt like a maze, I was not sure where I could find people who could relate to me. I would meet new people and wonder “are they spiritual?”

Being Inspired to Inspire Others with Mighty Writers By Destiny Frazier

Being Inspired to Inspire Others with Mighty Writers By Destiny Frazier
 Have you ever been afraid to speak in front of an audience? My whole life I lived in fear of public speaking. I remember when I was young and had to read in front of my classmates and teachers. Butterflies created a tornado in my stomach.