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McDonald’s Time to Buy a CityLights to Hold English Language

Woodland Ave. House in Southwest Vigil for Victims of Learner Gives Back
Re-Opening Dec.6 Philadelphia Violence Dec. 8 to His Classroom
Renovations & Home purchase Participants will visit Tito Lewa builds
Modernization at produces long term murder sites and pray bookcase for his fellow
two SW restaurants savings over renting for peace students



Rally to Support Funding of Our Libraries
After Thanksgiving, SW food insecurity remains
“It Was Amazing” Eagles Star Jeffrey Distributes
Thanksgiving Meals at Tilden
West Philly shooting spurs community meeting
Meeting to air changes in Bartram’s riverfront
Free dental care for veterans at Penn – Dec. 6
Holiday bargains at Woodland Village Plaza
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Rangy Alshon Jeffrey, star wide receiver of the Phila. Eagles distributes Thanksgiving dinners to families of students in front of historic Tilden Middle School,
up to Nov. 20. Jeffrey also graciously recognized Tilden honor roll members and posed for photos with Tilden families.
a.m. with the “Turkey Trot” by stu- Jeffrey. He stood tirelessly by the lamp lit
Cars or Trucks By Ted Behr
dents around the school,” said Johnson tables in front of the historic 66th Street
With/ Without Title “It was amazing!” That reaction of enthusiastically, “And it ended after 9:00 school handing out the meals to cor-
Bad Engines or Tilden Middle School principal Brian R. p.m. with the distribution of nearly 400 respondingly happy and grateful school
Bad Transmissions Johnson was typical of all who par- turkeys and dinner makings.” families. The tables were heaped with
ticipated in the 3rd Annual “Thanks The highlight of the distribution
up to $500 For Giving” program at the school on process was the presence the smiling, IT WAS AMAZING
Cars or Trucks Tuesday, November 20. “It started at 9:00 gracious Eagles wide receiver Alshon CONTINUES ON PAGE 4


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We Can’t Battle the Digital Divide without Fully Funded Libraries

ibraries in Southwest Philadelphia says Kingsessing Library Friend Jo Ann to pay Paul.
are dedicated to engaging, uplifting Fishburn. All Philadelphians deserve a robust
and educating our communities. Our dedicated staff who support com- library system where we do not have to
This means providing reliable access to munity members with technology needs make false choices between program-
technology and Wi-Fi. Neighborhood li- are already overworked. We know that ming, materials, staffing, and technology
braries are where many people access these libraries are often so understaffed that needs. The City can afford to meet all
resources, helping to bridge the digital di- they have to close if one staff member is these needs and more.
vide. However, without adequate resources sick. That is not something our commu- The time to rally behind our librar-
for technology and staff, some libraries are nities should accept. ies is now. We invite you to join us on
not able to provide reliable internet service In 2008, the library’s budget was December 12th, at 3:15PM. Friends of
to those seeking to further their education slashed by almost 20 percent and the Our question is, from where? Will it the Free Library of Philadelphia will be
and find employment. budget has not been fully restored. The be cut from technology, programs, holding a rally and press conference in-
The Friends of the Kingsessing Li- repercussions from that initial budget materials, or more? What we are losing side City Hall. We will be calling on our
brary runs one of the few adult literacy cut are still being felt today. in order to open more branches with elected officials to commit to education-
programs in the city and struggles with We are deeply concerned by Mayor inadequate funding? The Friends and al discovery, community engagement,
internet access. “There’s lots they could Kenney’s announcement that more staff the community deserve to know. Any and the literacy of all Philadelphians by
be doing online as (students’) reading will be hired and libraries opened with- short or long term solution to this prob- fully funding our libraries!
is improving, but the Wi-Fi is too weak out additional funding and that existing lem must include an additional influx of Rev. Sonya Furlow, President of the
and erratic in our library classroom,” library resources will be “reallocated.” resources. Anything else is robbing Peter Friends of the Kingsessing Library.

500 Families Receive Turkeys West Philly

To Celebrate Thanksgiving Shootings Spur
T Community
o enable families to celebrate Rep. McClinton said. “It’s the time of year
Thanksgiving, state Rep. Joanna for giving, and I’m thankful I’m able to
McClinton in partnership with continue this tradition. It really was such Meeting
Saladeen Art, Creative Minds Inspire a joyous occasion. It truly means a lot to
and Bernard Hopkins, gave away 500 see the smiles on these families’ faces.” epresentative Joanna McClinton
turkeys to families of her 191st Legislative Attendees had the opportunity to hosted an Emergency Com-
District. gather information on state programs munity Meeting November 26
Hopkins, a Philadelphia native and such as the Children’s Health Insurance which included police, elected officials
product of the projects was an ex-offend- Program (CHIP), Medicaid, the state and community members to look for
er who turned his life around. Amaz- Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and answers after the triple shooting in
ingly, he pursued his successful boxing Low Income Home Energy Assistance West Philadelphia over the November
career past the age of 50 and at various Program (LIHEAP). 24th weekend. “This emergency com-
times held the Middleweight and the Rep. McClinton paid heartfelt thanks munity meeting was the beginning
Light Heavyweight titles. to the event sponsors and volunteers for of our healing process, providing a
Families Line Up for a Gala Thanksgiving Dinner
“This is something I like to do annually bridging the hunger gap for so many thanks to the initiative of Rep. McClinton and her safe space to express frustration and
to give back to the people of my district,” deserving children. partners. it helped craft the first steps to start
building a safer community,” read the
OPINION: Food Insecurity After the Thanksgiving Holiday Representatives release. Moving for-
While generous one-time Thanksgiving feasts of this kind are certainly welcomed by Philadelphia families, it is noteworthy that the rate of food insecurity ward, Representative McClinton has
in our city is 20 percent and rising. Nationally, only 13 percent of families are food insecure and the proportion is declining. According to Public Citizens placed several initiatives in stone that
for Children and Youth (PCCY), food insecurity drives poor birth and physical and mental health outcomes, and childhood obesity. During the congressional will bring our community together.
campaign just ended, few candidates listed the alleviation of food insecurity through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or “food Please call the district office to get
stamps”) as a top legislative priority (50 percent of inner-city families are SNAP eligible!). Given the harsh measures initiated by the Trump administration involved- 215-748-6712.
during the budget process last year, perhaps it would be a good idea in January to remind our new legislators that this is a major concern for us.
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IT WAS AMAZING School Coordinator for Tilden, “Four

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 of our community volunteers stayed
from 9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.! Two com-
plump frozen turkeys and containers of munity members walked away with job
side dishes and condiments. “Thank you interviews with the National Workforce
to ACME, Philabundance, and Tilden Opportunity Network, One person
Middle School for partnering up with came simply for the food at 4:30 p.m.,
me to give back to the Philadelphia although giveaway wasn’t scheduled to
community. It means so much to help in start until 5:30 p.m. So, we fed her some
any way that we can,” said the tall, rangy hot food from earlier. With tears in her
South Carolina star. eyes, she confessed that this was her first
During his visit to Tilden Jeffrey also meal of the day and showed her appre-
participated in a brief ceremony to cel- ciation by helping to sign in the people
ebrate the school’s honor students, and who were lined up.”
stood for photos with students and their Young extended her deep appreciation
families. to Brown’s ShopRite in Penrose Plaza
“At Tilden, we encourage students to be who generously donated food for the
leaders and to take care of their commu- Eagle star Alshon Jeffrey (right) beside the happy recipient of a Tilden School student with his “Thanks For Giving” luncheon held
Thanksgiving turkey and side dishes to feed a family of eight!
nity, in and out of school,” said Principal mid-day.
Brian Johnson. “We greatly appreciate the every student took away any stigma the ter attendance, improved classroom and To learn how to contribute or par-
generosity and the example set by Alshon students might have felt about accepting corridor deportment and overall a more ticipate as a volunteer in the Commu-
Jeffery, ... and the food suppliers … today. free food in front of their peers,” sur- productive educational environment.” nity School Program at Tilden, contact
I am always thankful for the people and mised Johnson. “The generosity of the (The families of students at Tilden like Young at or
partners who show up for our students donors and Mr. Jeffrey and the way the many attending Philadelphia schools (215) 301-5542
and encourage their success.” distribution was handled will have a pos- have a “food insecurity” level 60 percent Text and photos for this article were
“The fact that we were able to offer itive impact on the students for a long above statewide and national levels.) graciously provided by Sarah Peterson of
the Thanksgiving meals to the family of time to come. It will be reflected in bet- Added Regina Young, Community the Mayor’s Office of Education.

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CityLights Conducts Vigil for Violence Victims

person - was killed by violence. At
DECEMBER 8 these locations, a litany of prayer will
be offered for the victims and their

friends and families, for the first re-
his year’s 9th Annual City- sponders who have to face the brutal
Lights Vigil for Remembrance aftermath of the violent acts – and for
of Victims of Violence will the perpetrators themselves.
be held Saturday, December 8. All At the conclusion of the site visits,
concerned Southwest residents and the mourners will return to The Com-
friends are respectfully invited to mon Places for a time of meditation on
gather first at The Common Place, the meaning of their experiences.
58th Street and Chester Avenue for CityLights is an urban/suburban
meditation and prayer under the faith-based partnership serving South-
leadership of the Rev. Cean James, west for the past 25 years and open to
director of CityLights and pastor of all individuals and groups working to
Grace Christian Fellowship. improve the quality of life in the com-
Following a light breakfast, par- munity. For more information about
ticipants will form into small groups bi-monthly meetings and to be placed
which will fan out through Southwest on its extensive emailing list phone At last year’s 8th Annual CityLights Vigil for Victims of Violence, Darlene Sistrunk of Grace Christian
Fellowship looks on as Mark Harrell of Southwest CDC, places red and white carnations where violence
where each will visit several sites at (215) 729-1982 or email citylightsdi- took the life of a young SW resident. This year’s vigil will take place December 8, 2018, starting with a
which a someone – usually a young 9:00 a.m. gathering at The Common Place, 58th and Chester Ave.

Renters: Isn’t Now a Great Time to Buy a House in Southwest?

outhwest is one of the last neighbor- Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).”
hoods in Philadelphia where buying “The cost of renting the same sort
a house is affordable for moderate- of house might be $800 per month or
income households. HUD defines af- $48,000 over a typical 5-year period,”
fordable housing as “housing for which calculated Leal. “If you had purchased
the occupant(s) is/are paying no more the house, the monthly cash outlay
than 30 percent of his or her income for would be lower. And a significant
gross housing costs, including utilities.” portion of that rental payment to the
With this reality in mind, Southwest landlord could be added value to you by
CDC has been holding regular First building equity in your home.”
Time Home Buyer Workshops. The next A further threat in regard to renting
one is in January. Realtors and mortgage in areas like Kingsessing which are near
lenders speak on the steps necessary to our universities and hospitals is that of
buy a house. Anyone interested in at- “gentrification” causing rents costs to
tending one of the workshops or getting skyrocket – a real problem for low and
one-on-one counseling to prepare to fixed income residents.
buy a house can contact Wydia Copes Becoming a homeowner and main-
at 215-729-0180 or email her at wydia@ taining homeownership strengthens a household and a community. Com-
“Compare the advantages of buying pared to renters, homeowners live
a house for say $80,000 with a 5 per- in the community four times longer
cent down payment,” suggests Housing and are 11% more likely to know who
Counselor Fernando Leal at Southwest their congressperson is. The children
CDC. “The resulting mortgage would of homeowners are 25% more likely to
involve a payment of $610 per month. graduate from high school; are 20% less
This includes mortgage interest, $1,000 likely to become teenage mothers; have
in annual property taxes, $1,000 in an- 9% higher math scores and have 7% An up-scale block of rowhouses in Southwest. Homeownership is a major factor in keeping houses in
nual homeowners insurance and 0.5% % higher reading scores. sound condition and looking attractive.
November 30, 2018 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 7

Community Meeting on Development An English Language Student

of Bartram’s Garden River Site Gives Back to His Class
artram’s Garden and the Wood-
land Academy have been seeking
the vision and community exper-
tise of its Southwest neighbors concern-
ing new indoor space along its Schuylkill
River front. This information gathering
The present Bartram’s Dock, a popular spot for
process is coming to an end! Schuylkill River boating and fishing. Plans to
The community is invited to a meeting further develop the Riverfront area will be outlined
on December 6 when the results of the at a community meeting at Bartram’s Garden
Dec.6th at 6 p.m.
planning process will be shared with its
neighborhood partners For further information contact info@
The meeting will take place in the or phone 215-729-
Coach House at Bartram’s Garden 5400 5281 or RSVP d e c s w m e e t i n g . e v
Lindbergh Blvd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. e n t b r i t e . c o m (not required).
Childcare & light refreshments provided Information for this article was pro-
and a $50 gift card will be raffled off to a vided by Sophia Poe and LJ Brubaker of
lucky attendee. Bartram’s Garden.

Tito Newa (left) and Marjorie Scharf, his former English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor at
Southwest CDC with the bookcase Newa made for the classroom.

By Tynisha Williams He is now working for a building con-

struction company, NVR.
s a graduate of the free English Tito says that while taking the ESL
as a Second Language (ESL) classes he enjoyed the face to face time
classes provided by the Center learning. He was very intrigued every
for Literacy and hosted at Southwest day and loved learning something dif-
CDC, Tito Newa is giving back and ferent. Tito sees life in America as chal-
paying it forward. Recently, he visited lenging, but is motivated to be success-
his old classroom at 6328 Paschall ful. Tito’s goals for the future include
Avenue with a gift: a bookcase that attending a technical college to study
he made himself and a number of building maintenance and heating and
the books he used to prepare for his cooling so that someday he can own a
GED covering English grammar and building maintenance company.
mathematics, and books he read for Tito is very proud of his accomplish-
pleasure and vocabulary growth. ments and his ability to provide the
Originally from West Africa, Newa resources he used to get ahead.
started taking ESL classes in April Tynisha Williams in an intern at
2017 and continued till January 2018. Southwest GlobeTimes Newspaper.

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Do you like meeting new people,
State Grant for finding out who they are and
what they like?
McCreesh Rec. Affirmed
Then Paschalville Library wants you!
For the next year, we will be working with neighbors to identify
“assets” – the gifts, talents, relationships, and passions that make this
community special.

We are now hiring:

• Resident Consultants (4 hours per month)
• Neighborhood Ambassadors (4 hours per week)

All are welcome. All positions will be paid. No experience needed other
than you live in the community and know what is going on. You must sign
up and come to an information session.
Register at, or fill in the form below and bring or
sent it to:

hiladelphia Parks and Recre- Gordon of the McCreesh Advisory Paschalville Library
ation and the State Depart- Council. The grant will be used for 6942 Woodland Avenue
ment of Community and building repairs and improvement of Philadelphia, PA 19142
Economic Development staff joined the air conditioning system. Attn: Information Session Registration
with Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
and State Rep Joanna McClinton to
Other major funding for McCreesh
has been committed for Spring of #
formally announce approval of the 2018 to cover the acquisition of new,
Paschalville Library Information Session – Registration Form
$200,000 grant to improve the Mc- safe playground equipment and a
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Center. Acknowledging the outlay on of basketball courts and the skate- Name: ____________________________________
behalf of the community was Tracy park. Email: ____________________________________

Free Penn Dental Care for Veterans

Phone: ___________________________________

at 240 S. 40th St. The free care will Choose one session below.
DECEMBER 6 include dental and oral cancer screen-
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Both sessions will be held at Paschalville Library.
Lunch will be served. Someone from the Library will call you to set it up.

Free parking vouchers will be supplied
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November 30, 2018 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11

Grand Re-Opening of Modernized McDonald’s on Woodland Ave.

for a Big Mac Meal or 12-piece Chicken Anthony H. Williams who will be a spe-
DECEMBER 6 Tender and pay for their bill – then hop
over to the pickup counter to retrieve their
cial guest at the Woodland Avenue Grand

promptly prepared take out meal. “First, it’s great to see the combination
he huge wall mural out in back of If the process is unfamiliar to you, one of a large chain organization and the
the McDonald’s at 60th Street pro- of the new McDonald’s Guest Greeters is local small business doubling down on
motes “Woodland Ave” as a place right at your side to help. Or if one’s pref- an investment in our community, mused
to eat, shop, use important services… and erence is to eat in, take a seat in the newly the Senator, pleased that McDonald’s and
now to invest! refurbished dining area and the meal and Rupi Singh have the confidence in our
The result of that advocacy is the Grand drinks will be served up just as promptly local Southwest economy to proceed with
Re-Opening celebration of the newly by a smiling McDonald’s Associate! The newly modernized McDonald’s Restaurant the modernization. At their prominent
modernized McDonald’s Restaurant at Actually, the changes at the Woodland at the corner of 60th Street beside the huge locations, the improvements and added
wall mural that promotes Woodland Avenue. The
that sunny spot on Thursday, December Avenue restaurant duplicate those already Grand Re-Opening of the McDonalds takes place business send a message to other all other
6th at 10:00 a.m. undertaken at Singh’s second Southwest December 6 at 10:00 a.m. during a week special businesses in the area – especially the
Having taken his cue from adjacent McDonald’s on Island Avenue off Lind- low prices on popular food and beverage items. other eating place that have to compete!
colorful wall art, entrepreneur Rupi Singh bergh Blvd. opposite the Penrose Plaza. ing experience important to the hungry, “Equally important the sustained em-
decided to modernize the appearance, We are assured by Mike the manager busy McDonald’s patrons? Of course, it is! ployment of neighborhood residents that
design, and technology of his popular Mc- there that the more efficient fast food ser- But there are equally important eco- these investments will support,” noted
Donald’s restaurant there. Installed inside vice applies for drive-through customers nomic and social benefits that come from Sen. Williams, reflecting as well that the
the doors is a customer operated kiosk as well as take-outers or those eating in. Singh’s investment in modernization. We new ordering set up will help employees
where patrons can swiftly tap in their order Is all this fast service and pleasant din- discussed those aspects with State Senator to learn new skills.
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• DECEMBER 1 (8 & 15): Leaf Recycling Drop-Off 3033 S. 63rd St. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • DECEMBER 8: Bartram High School Alumni Association Monthly Meeting (All grads
Must be bagged in biodegradable bags. More info welcome) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Bethany Baptist Church, 58th St. & Warrington Ave. Info:
• DECEMBER 1: Handmade Holidays: Annual Green Sale & Market: 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm
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Lindbergh Blvd.: Info: 215-729-5281 or Fee: $20. Website: • DECEMBER 12: “FUND OUR LIBRARIES” Rally & Press Conference to Support Phila. Public Libraries. 3:15 p.m. inside City Hall entrance – Northeast Corner. Sponsor: Friends
of the Free Library of Philadelphia (See Opinion, page 2 of this week’s Globe Times)
• DECEMBER 3: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All (every Monday): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place (Every Monday) 58th & Chester Ave. • DECEMBER 12: Free Dental Care for Veterans: Penn Dental Medicine, 240 S. 40th St.
(Parking entrance off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259 Free dental and oral cancer screening, dental x-rays. Fre parking vouchers for Fresh Grocer
lot at 40th & Walnut Sts. Appointments: 215-573-8387
• DECEMBER 4: Seniors Holiday Health & Fitness Expo at Motivation High, 11:00 a.m.
– 2:00 p.m. 5900 Baltimore Ave. Lunch for Seniors, Health Care Provider info, Exercise • DECEMBER 12: Career in Law Enforcement: Chew & Chat, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Concilio,
Class, Line Dancing, Door Prizes, Constituent Services. Sponsor: Rep. Joanna McClinton. 141 E Hunting Park Ave. Info or 215-683-2677
Info: 215-748-6712.
• DECEMBER 13: Philadelphia Health + Housing Summit, 8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Thomas
• DECEMBER 4: Screening “Precious Places History Project:” 7:00 p.m. The Lightbox Film Jefferson Univ. Hosp., Alumni Hall, 1020 Locust St. Key Speakers, workshops on
Center, 3701 Chestnut St New documentaries on historic sites in Gr. Phila. Area. FREE. preserving affordable housing; bridging housing & health; chronic homelessness; senior
Info: spoe@bartramsgarden.orgs housing; home repair; Register on line:

• DECEMBER 6: Community Planning Meeting – Bartram’s Garden, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., • DECEMBER 14: New Part-Time Jobs – Paschalville Library: Info Sessions (Also Dec.
Childcare & light refreshment provided. Sponsored by Bartram’s Garden & Woodland 17) 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 70th St. & Woodland Ave. (See ad, page 10, this Globe Times issue
Academy. Info: E-mail for details)

• DECEMBER 8: Annual CityLights Vigil for Victims of Violence: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meet • DECEMBER 15: Annual Christmas Bird Count: 7:00 a.m. Bring Binoculars & warm
for meditation and small group visits to sites of violence in SW community in 2018. All clothing! Cobbs Creek Environmental Center 700 Cobbs Creek P’way, at Catharine St.
welcome; Info: See article this issue, page 6 or email or director@ Info: (215) 685-1900 or
• DECEMBER 16: Modern Christmas Cantata: 3:00 p.m., The Common Place, 58th &
• DECEMBER 8: Peace Walk – Kingsessing Rec to Myers Rec. 11:00 – 12:00 Noon. Chester Ave. Info:
Come out to support brotherly/sisterly love and oppose violence & killing. Sponsors:
Retroactionsports, Info: • DECEMBER 17: New Part-Time Jobs – Paschalville Library: Info Sessions (Also Dec.
17) 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 70th St. & Woodland Ave. (See ad, page 10, this Globe Times issue
• DECEMBER 8: Holiday Gospel Concert – Ezekiel Baptist Church, 5:00 p.m., Divinity for details)
Praise Dancers, David Winslow Singers, In One Voice, Sounds of Joy and more. 57-1 Grays
Ave. (58th & Grays) Info 215-727-2663. • DECEMBER 17: Gifts for Pre-Schoolers & K-3rd Graders, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m Lunch,
and gift bags Plus family photos. Sponsored by TIIAI/Gateway to Reentry (Donations
• DECEMBER 8: Women’s Circle. 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. NIIAI Office, 3751 Island Ave. Suite 106, needed: gloves, hats, scarves, socks, stuffed animals, toys and books. Contact: Dr. Simmons,
All Welcome, RSVP, Dr. Carol Simmons, 215-760-1857. 215-760-1857
November 30, 2018 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

• DECEMBER 22: Finnegan’s Rec. Center Community Christmas Event: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. • Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/
Info: Roxanne, Thurs: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942
Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also: facebook.

• Hiring: New Part-Time Jobs – Paschalville Library: Info Sessions: Dec 14 & 17) 12:00 • Affordable Internet Access & Computers for families, veterans, seniors: Comcast
– 2:00 p.m. 70th St. & Woodland Ave. (See ad, page 10, this Globe Times issue for details Internet Essentials: $9.95/ month No Credit Check, no application fees, free hookup. www.
and application form)

• Hiring: Service Representatives and Housing Rehabilitation Inspectors. The Philadelphia OTHER COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Housing Development Corporation (PHDC seeks candidates for these positions. For info
visit: • Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon,
Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.
• Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School,
6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200 • The John Bartram High School Class of January, 1959 (Honey’s Class), 60th reunion,
April, 2019. Seeking lost classmates. Forward information to Joe Mongeluzi at 610-284-
• NOW HIRING: Direct Support Professionals: Assists an individual with a disability to 7634”
lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community, assists with activities of daily living if
needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion. Minimum • Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
Qualifi cations: Pass a Criminal Background Check; High School Diploma or Transcripts: individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Valid PA Driver’s License; Social Security card; Child Abuse Clearance; Current Physical Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit
Apply in person, 2501 Carroll St (at Elmwood Ave,) Philadelphia PA 19142 our website:”

• Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing • Foster Parent Information Sessions: Each month, the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month,
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults 5:00 to 7:00 pm Location: theVillage Preheim Center located at 6517 Chester Ave. Call
Can Learn to Read at 215-730-2240 or email to sign up or for more information.

• Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To
Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: 215-729-0800 confi rm location call 215-292-1254.or email Visitors welcome at
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall
Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729- • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affi nity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
0800 or or 267-419-7084. fi nancing coaching. or call 267-236.7000

Attention Direct Support

Training Available on Intellectual
Disabilities Topics:
♦ Intro to Intellectual Disabilities
♦ Medication Admin. Training Southwest CDC’s trained housing coun-
selors can help you if you are in foreclo-
♦ CPR & First Aid ♦ Fire Safety sure, received an ACT 91 letter from & Green Sale
♦ Positive Approaches ♦ Dysphasia your lender and even if you are just a
♦ Autism ♦ Seizure Management month or so behind on your payments. Family Fun
in a Winter Garden
♦ Understanding Aggression in You do not need to hire an attorney. Setting
You have Southwest CDC housing coun-
people with IDD ♦ Understanding selors, pro bono attorneys and the Sale & Vendor Market
Mental Illness ♦ And More... City’s Office of Housing and Community Saturday
Development staff behind you.
Charge $50.00 Please Inquire about December 1st
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Eastwick Family Services Southwest Community Development Corp. 215-729-5281
6328 Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA 19142
2501 Carroll St., Phila., PA 19142
Phone: 267-634-6410
Eastwick Family Services
Mission ♦ Intellectual/Disabilities
Eastwick’s mission is to provide services for ♦ Home & Habilitation Services
individuals in a safe environment, allow
them to direct their own services, and re-
♦ Companion Services
spect their values to help them improve ♦ Supported Employment
their quality of life.
♦ Respite
About Us ♦ Adult Residential Homes
EEOC Statement
Eastwick Family Services is a social service
Eastwick Family Services is an Equal
organization that provides services for indi- Supported Employment
Opportunity Employer. We do not
viduals with developmental disabilities, the
elderly and the physically on the basis of race,
East- We help with job searching, placement assess-
gender, disability,
wick Family, established in 2011,sexual orienta-
has con- ment, and job monitoring. Individuals will be
tinuously provided evaluated by our staff to determine the best
tion,a or
range of services in
collaboration with the Office of Develop- category of employment that fits the need of
mental Programs and Support Coordination Intellectual/Disabilities the individual. Upon employment we will con-
Staff Screening Home/Habilitation Services
tinue to provide support as needed.

All staff is subject to a full back- ground
Provides services under (ODP) Office Devel-
check. Screening includes criminal
Our intake process isbackground com-FBI fingerprintopmental Program for individuals with devel-
simple andcheck,
prehensive. Individuals seeking ser- opmental disabilities (MR) in the community
clearance and child abuse clearance as
vices must be registered with their
that increase community integration, sociali-
county Administrative Entities/Office zation, and improve overall quality of life.
of Developmental Programs.
Companion Services
A companion staff member works with
individuals in the privacy of their home
or the community. Our well trained staff
will be there to be a companion as spell-
ed out in the Individual Support Plan.
Respite Adult Residential 6400 Homes
Eastwick Family Services provides residential
Need a break from care giving duties? A Res- homes for an individual with developmental
pite service is provided in the home of the disability. It is our goal to provide a safe living
individual receiving services. These trained arrangement to help residents live a life that is
EEOC Statement professionals can assist with activities of dai- as close as possible in all aspects to the life
ly living. which any member of the community might
Eastwick Family Services is an Equal Opportuni- choose. Our service is based on individual cen-
ty Employer. We do not discriminate on the tered approach, which means all of the aspects
basis of race, gender, disability, sexual orienta- Contact Us: Eastwick Family Services
of the residential experience is solely designed
tion, or religion Phone: 267-634-6410 Fax: 267-634-6439 with the individual’s unique needs in mind. Our
Staff Screening Website: services are orchestrated towards growth and
development of each resident.
All staff is subject to a full back- ground check. Mailing Address
Screening includes criminal background check, Please contact your county office for Intellectu-
FBI fingerprint clearance and child abuse clear-
Eastwick Family Services al Disabilities for further information if you or
ance as needed. 2501 S. Carroll St. Philadelphia, PA 19142 your love ones
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