The Market East Neighborhood is one of the first four pilot areas chosen for the PhillyRising Collaborative, extending along Market Street from Broad Street to 8th Street (plus the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center). Beginning in December 2010, the PhillyRising Team met with local organizations, who expressed concerns with a diverse array issues related to both public safety and quality of life. Stakeholders in Market East are currently working with PhillyRising partners to develop strategies to address these issues.
The North Central section of Philadelphia runs from 22nd Street to 27th Street, Diamond Street to Montgomery Ave. The area houses St. Elizabeth’s Community Center and Project HOME’s Honickman Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility with computers and software geared toward education and employment. The community is bordered to the north by the Raymond Rosen Homes and to the south by the Blumberg Towers.
PhillyRising's thirteenth neighborhood is located just Northeast of Temple University and is located at the convergence of the Temple campus and the historic Hartanft and St. Edwards communities. This area includes the Penrose Recreation Center, Fairhill Public Housing Apartments, and the Village of Arts and Humanities, along with a number of other community resources.
PhillyRising has come to the heart of Strawberry Mansion. Strawberry Mansion was once one of the most prosperous residential neighborhoods in Philadelphia, with a western border that runs along Fairmount Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has been beset with crime and vacant properties dotting most blocks. The PhillyRising Team is currently meeting with community leaders and key stakeholders to determine the community's needs and assets, as we craft an action plan to move the neighborhood toward sustainable growth.