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Elmwood - 12th Police District

The Elmwood neighborhood is located in Southwest Philadelphia in the area surrounding John Bartram High School. Over the course of several meetings, residents outlined concerns for their community including: a lack of youth programming, a lack of educational resources, a large number of vacant properties/lots, and generally too much litter. There are many active neighbors, including a West African community and several nonprofit organizations, who the PhillyRising Team is excited to work with to improve the quality of life in this area.
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Haddington - 19th Police District

The Haddington Neighborhood is located in West Philadelphia. Since November 2010, PhillyRising has collaborated with religious institutions, friends groups, block captains, non-profit agencies, corporations, community groups, and city departments to address issues of vacant properties, ex-offender job placement and youth programming. These partnerships have built strong relationships and created programs to help Haddington regain its status as a thriving community.

Kingsessing - 12th Police District

The Kingsessing neighborhood is located in Southwest Philadelphia in the area surrounding Francis Myers Recreation Center. Over the course of several meetings, residents outlined concerns for their community including: a large number of vacant properties/lots, and extreme amount of litter, crime, a lack of youth programming, and a lack of educational resources. There are many active neighbors, and several community organization and nonprofit organizations to include the Southwest Advisory Group and the Southwest Epic Stakeholders who the PhillyRising Team is excited to work with. PhillyRising has collaborated with religious institutions, block captains, community groups, and city departments to address issues of vacant properties, ex-offender job placement and youth programming. These partnerships have built strong relationships and created programs to help Kinsessing move forward to regain its status as a thriving community.
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