Phinding Philly Volunteer Blog

#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.

Making New Friends with Pheed Philly by Kassim Karamoko

Making New Friends with Pheed Philly by Kassim Karamoko
I dropped out of the previous high school I attended due to me seeking a life of true happiness. I then embarked a spiritual journey to self discovery and I found One Bright Ray Community High School 

What I Love About We Love Philly! By Cherish Green

What I Love About We Love Philly! By Cherish Green
These are common themes that I have experienced throughout my high school career. Without an outlet to relinquish my burdened emotions, I often felt overwhelmed and irritated

Supporting Black Businesses By Mary Brooks

Supporting Black Businesses By Mary Brooks
 In America majority of businesses are started by the white community, the Asian community and the Latino community. What do we have to prove for our existence?

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.