Point Breeze is the name given to the area in South Philadelphia bounded by 25th Street and Broad Street, from Washington Avenue to Snyder Avenue. Point Breeze was once a thriving community of diverse immigrants and generations of stable residents, but has recently been plagued by issues surrounding quality of life and crime. There are several community groups working to rejuvenate the area, and PhillyRising has been working with these local groups and city agencies to help bring a brighter future to Point Breeze.
Southeast Philadelphia is neighborhood that was historically an African American, Caucasian and Cambodian community. Over the last twenty years, the area became more diverse as refugees from Bhutan and Nepal have resettled in the neighborhood. The community is a mix of business and residential properties, and has several different community organizations throughout the area to support the needs of the neighborhood’s diverse population.