Phinding Philly Volunteer Blog

Using Community Service to Feel at Home in Philadelphia

Using Community Service to Feel at Home in Philadelphia
We recently volunteered with Repair The World Philadelphia at the Anti Defamation League's Walk Against Hate.

Being a Volunteer and a Student of The We Love Philly Program

Being a Volunteer and a Student of The We Love Philly Program
My name Is Kassim Karamoko I am a 20 year old that attends One Bright Ray Community High School. I've been a student under Mr. Carlos Aponte for about 1 year now. 

Making Fitness Accessible to Everyone in Philadelphia

Making Fitness Accessible to Everyone in Philadelphia
Evan Harden is the CEO of the National Bar League and a Philadelphia native

Get Free, Stay Present, and Move Forward with Austin Haines

Get Free, Stay Present, and Move Forward with Austin Haines
A lot of the high school students that I have met over the years have been influenced by the pursuit of money.

Organizing a Community Event with Chief Ron Green and CMXD Philly

Organizing a Community Event with Chief Ron Green and CMXD Philly
Malcolm X lived in Philadelphia for a couple years and was very active in the religious and political scene while living here.

How Voting Operates In Philadelphia with City Commissioner Candidate Luigi Borda

How Voting Operates In Philadelphia with City Commissioner Candidate Luigi Borda
Do you know what the City Commissioner's office does in Philadelphia? Me either and I am a Social Studies Teacher !

Getting Involved with Our Local Community Garden at Batram's Garden

Getting Involved with Our Local Community Garden at Batram's Garden
When we visited Bartram's Garden we were lucky enough to learn from their Horticulturalist Mandy Katz and Gardener Marissa Mcdonald.

Challenging Poverty in Philadelphia with Courage, Capacity, and Will

Challenging Poverty in Philadelphia with Courage, Capacity, and Will
If there was a program that was free for all accepted participants, paired them with one-on-one coaching to help individuals set goals, develop skills, and achieve self-sufficiency in order to rise out of poverty wouldn't you want to support it ?!

Replacing Homelessness Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness Stigma with Hope and Understanding

Replacing Homelessness Substance Abuse, and Mental Illness Stigma with Hope and Understanding
The Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia has been long neglected by the city of Philadelphia.

Running Through the Finish Line with Students Run Philly Style

Running Through the Finish Line with Students Run Philly Style
Students Run Philly Style is an outside of school time program that uses mentoring and long distance running to impact the lives of Philadelphia youth.

Empowering the Less Fortunate by Reinventing their Wardrobe

Empowering the Less Fortunate by Reinventing their Wardrobe
Our Closet is a volunteer-driven program with the goal of providing the basic need of clothing to vulnerable individuals and their families throughout Philadelphia.

Women's March in Philadelphia with Batalá Philadelphia

Women's March in Philadelphia with Batalá Philadelphia
If you were at the event you probably heard the drums beating down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the large crowd that followed behind the noise. The party and the Afro-Brazilian beats were brought to you by the non-profit organization Batalá Philadelphia.