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Sisters in Freedom 12th District Police Harriet Tubman City Moving Ahead

Film at Common Team Wins Hoagie Reenactment at Heinz with Municipal

Place: March13 Eating Contest Wildlife Reserve Identification Cards
Celebrates role of Defeats other law Highlights how Can substitute for
women in fight for enforcement groups at underground railway foreign ID’s and
freedom & rights ShopRite Deli freed slaves passports



51st Ward – new leaders pledge openness

NUAD starts new STD counselling project
Educational programs at Kingsessing Library

Journey to Freedom
AFRICOM programs assist new arrivals
Kingsessing Library has programs for all ages

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By Mark Harrell of the 50th anniversary of emancipa- and other black intellectuals would
Exclusive Home of Party Grits

tion sponsored by the state of Illinois. publish in The Journal of Negro His-
inspired by Chef Reeky lack History Month began in Woodson then decided to form an tory, which he established in 1916. As
The Kitchen Magician Chicago during the summer of organization to promote the scientific early as 1920, Woodson urged black
6517 Elmwood Avenue 1915 when Carter G. Woodson study of black life and history before
215-924-9915 traveled from Washington, D.C. to leaving town. He hoped that others JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
Sun: 8 am —3:30 pm participate in a national celebration would popularize the findings that he CONTINUES ON PAGE 6
Mon: Closed
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Climate Change
By Greg Benjamin committed to working with our ward learn and know more about the candi-

Committee-People to practice a policy dates who want their vote. We will give
limate Change!! What is Cli- of inclusion for decision making re- you more access to information about
mate change? It is the rise in garding the matters of the 51st Ward. what is happening in our ward by
average surface temperatures on As the Ward Leader I feel that I am including you in consistent commu-
Earth. Well, for the 51st Ward, we are competent in my vision, leadership, nity engagement meetings throughout
also experiencing a Climate Change, and skill-set to govern a Ward where the Ward. To the residents of the 51st
which is the rise in the surface tem- my leadership will be demonstrated Ward, you too have to be accountable.
perature of our grassroots politics. The and received; as I openly engage the You can help in this climate change by
51st Ward is experiencing a Climate residents of our Ward. Not to men- engaging your block captains, by mak-
for Change which is causing a rise in tion the fact that my track record of ing sure that you are registered to vote
the expectations of the members of organizing in the Ward is excellent and and by voting in each election. You
the 51st Ward. Yes, there is a climate on -record. can make a committed effort to get in-
change in the 51st Ward!!! The change It is the sacrifices I have made, volved in helping to clean your blocks,
is a challenge. The change is hard, but and my skills that have helped me to or contact Me, Your Ward Leader at
doable. The ingredients for the Climate become the Ward Leader of the 51st 215 254-9972. The Climate Change in
Change are true leadership, sacri- Ward. The Climate Change is produc- the 51st Ward is already happening
fice, vision and commitment. These ing Committee-People who want to is to grow the 51st Ward into an area and with the help of almighty God I
ingredients are helping to establish a work for Change in a Ward. The driv- where people can receive dependable know we will continue to elevate our
foundation for a new and Mighty 51st ing force behind this motivation is be- services from City government. The Ward. Find and join us on Facebook
Ward. As Ward Leader I have a God- cause the 51st Ward has been deprived 51st Ward will be committed to pro- at Democratic 51st Ward Executive
given love for my community and its too long of people with good inten- viding opportunities for the residents Committee.
people. The 51st Ward is now an Open tions that are focused on the better- to be educated through voter registra- Gregory Benjamin is the Ward Leader
Ward. So what does that mean? It ment of the 51st Ward and for its resi- tion drives, voter education initiatives for the 51st Ward Democratic City
means that as your Ward Leader I am dents. The goal of the Climate Change and opportunities for residents to Committee

SEPTA Letter To The Community

Litter? Not In Southwest

ear Community Leaders and Crimes Unit in the Police Depart- Additionally, if you become aware
Residents of Southwest Phila- ment to specifically investigate of an illegal dumping and/or fencing
delphia: We are writing to reports of illegal dumping. issue specifically impacting the SEPTA
provide you with an update on our The City and SEPTA understand rail lines, please report the issue to
collective efforts to improve litter con- that illegal dumping is a serious prob- 215-580-7800 or via comment form at
ditions and quality of life in Southwest lem in Philadelphia, and particularly
Philadelphia. For the past two years, in Southwest Philadelphia. The Zero Thank you for your continued part-
the City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste Waste & Litter Cabinet was created to nership in keeping our neighborhoods
and Litter Cabinet has been working address this problem. Data collected clean.

with partners across the city on a com- by this committee suggests that neigh-
prehensive plan to address systemic bors are keeping their own blocks
issues and create sustained change clean for the most part, while signifi-
for a litter problem that affects all of
us. As part of the initiative, the City
and SEPTA have teamed up to focus at Ezekiel Baptist Church
cant illegal dumping is occurring in
vacant lots and along rail rights of way.
• If you see illegal dumping in the act,
intensive efforts on issues impacting • Focus on block captain recruitment please call 9-1-1 to report The Globe Times Welcomes Information
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• A neighborhood litter control plan – Airport Line trash clean-up, vegeta- • If you have evidence of illegal dump- Fridays. The Deadline For New Bulletin
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publication dates.
• Philly Spring Clean-up signature site • Formation of an Environmental
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12th Police District

- 2019 Hoagie Contest Champs

Boot Camp
ongratulations to 12th District sored by Dietz & Watson and broad-
Captain Scott Drissel, Jr., Crime cast live by WURD Radio 900AM on
Prevention Officer Moseley, Friday, February 1. Brown’s Shoprite’s
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Game Day Hoagie Contest at the Island House of Prayer For All People Church,
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Harriet Tubman Visits Free Classes for

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Over-Weight Residents
arriet Tubman didn’t Mercy Phila. Hospital offers monthly guidance
come into this world
to be no slave, and she blood pressure, high levels of blood
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actress recently transported a room- n March 14 and 28, Mercy rates from heart disease and stroke
ful of visitors to the visitors to the Philadelphia Hospital will are higher for African Americans as
times of the Civil War. Her captivat- host two free bariatric nutri- compared to whites. *
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involvement in the “Underground keep off excess weight. Each month, and candidates achieve healthy life-
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AFRICOM Intersection
A new Globe Times Column to Empower Immigrants and Refugees
new column aims to foster cultural committed to make Southwest Phila- immigrants and refugees feel a sense of
inclusion and to empower African delphia a more welcoming and inclu- empowerment, belonging, and self-
and Caribbean immigrants as well as sive community. Dr. Eric Edi, President sufficiency. AFRICOM offers a range of

other immigrants who are traditionally and Chief Operating Officer of AFRI- programs, which include assisting im-
elcome to AFRICOM Inter- disfranchised from community conver- COM, says the column “is the newest migrant communities in leveraging lo-
section. Starting with this sations. Thousands of immigrants live, instrument that the Coalition will use cal resources, building internal capaci-
March 8, 2019 edition, The work, socialize, and own businesses to continue organizing and building ties, forming alliances and networks.
Southwest Globe Times will welcome a in the Southwest. Today, it is no secret collective power among immigrants”. Every year, over 900 individuals and
new column dedicated to the affairs of that they participate in the neighbor- He also believes that the new column families benefit from our immigration
the African, Caribbean and other im- hood economic and cultural vibrancy. “reflects the unique and successful way and legal assistance, health and social
migrant communities. Yet, community navigators and coor- in which AFRICOM has leveraged local welfare, education and culture, eco-
The new column, under the above dinators continue to wonder why they resources and bridged gaps among dif- nomic development and community
heading, expands the successful seldom attend town hall or other meet- ferent ethnic groups in Philadelphia.” organizing programs.
partnership between the Southwest ings that address the impact of policies AFRICOM was created in May 2001 AFRICOM’s office is located 6328
CDC and the Coalition of African and redevelopment initiatives on the as a Coalition of over 20 faith-based Paschall Avenue, Suite A., and is open
and Caribbean Communities (AFRI- immigrant community. and community-based organizations, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from
COM). Like the WURD-based “Radio AFRICOM Intersection is commit- agencies, small businesses, and indi- 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Tel: 267 787 1302.
Xalaat,” which airs every Saturday on ted to filling this gap. Southwest CDC, viduals. Its mission is to organize and You can also visit us online at www.
900AM at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, the AFRICOM, and their partners are advocate so that African and Caribbean

JOURNEY TO FREEDOM In 2019 Greg Thompson, a Com-

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 munity Activist and life-long resident
of Southwest Philadelphia continued
civic organizations to promote the this legacy by writing, producing
achievements that researchers were and directing an astounding theatri-
uncovering. In 1925, he decided that cal performance entitled, Journey to
the Association had to shoulder the Freedom. The Play was presented on

responsibility. Going forward it would Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the New
both create and popularize knowledge Beginnings Church of Christ at 7282


about the Black past. He sent out a Woodland Avenue. This play showed
press release announcing Negro His- a realistic, yet painful and inspira-
tory Week in February 1926. tional look at African-American
Woodson chose February for people’s plight from Africa to America
reasons of tradition and reform. It is throughout history. The actors in this

commonly said that Woodson selected play were members of the community, On The Spot Registration Cards
February to encompass the birthdays returning citizens and community ac- Drivers Licenses

of two great Americans who played tivists. After the show, the 150 people
Instant Tag & Title Insurance
a prominent role in shaping Black in the audience were treated to the
history, namely Abraham Lincoln and premier showing of the film, The Color License Suspensions Lifted
Frederick Douglass, whose birthdays of Freedom, written by Kareem Shaw
are the 12th and the 14th, respectively. & R.A. Verified, both of whom also
The 1960s had a dramatic effect on the
study and celebration of Black history.
acted in the play.
For more information contact Greg 68th & Elmwood Ave Nelson’s Pendot Authorized Online Service
State and Service Fee Apply
Before the decade was over, Negro Thompson at 215 334-3343 ext.3 or
History Week would be well on its way email:
to becoming Black History Month. In
1976, fifty years after the first celebra-
tion, the Association used its influ-
Be active in your neighborhood! An
ence to institutionalize the shifts from exciting list of Southwest and nearby
a week to a month and from Negro community activities and events is
History to Black History. Now it’s contained in our “COMING UP” section
on page 13 of this issue.
celebrated 365 days a year!
March 8, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 7

Coming This Year? Municipal ID cards

hiladelphia’s City Council ap- figuring out how to replace the city accounts — for which they otherwise
proved legislation on September employee ID with the municipal card. wouldn’t have proper identification. In
1, 2018, for the city to start offer- City staffers have been asking banks to short: The municipal ID card will be
ing municipal identification cards this accept the ID and arts and cultural in- cheaper than a state ID, and it will be
coming spring. The cards are expected stitutions and businesses to add perks much easier to acquire and much more
to cost $5 for ages 13-17, $10 for ages such as discounts to the cards. accessible to communities in need of
18 - 64 and free for persons 65 and Why would someone prefer a mu- official identification.
over. Municipal ID cards have already nicipal ID to a state ID card? Gov- What do you need in order to get a
been adopted in cities across nine ernment identification is important, municipal ID?
other states, including New Jersey. but it’s not always easily accessible, 1. Proof of residency in the city of Phil-
So, what exactly is a municipal ID especially to those who may need it adelphia. A utility bill, a property tax
card? A municipal ID card does the the most. Municipal ID program ad- statement, a bank account statement,
same job as a driver’s license or a state dress the concerns of undocumented or verification from a homeless
ID card: It identifies you in the eyes of immigrants, and other vulnerable shelter or domestic violence/sexual
the government. The card will display residents, like people suffering from assault shelter will suffice.
the holder’s name, photograph, and addictions or formerly incarcerated 2. Proof of identity and age: Either a
date of birth. Essentially, the card individuals. U.S. or foreign passport, a U.S. per-
proves that you live in a specified The cards could also be used by the manent resident card, a current visa,
A facsimile of what a city ID card might look like.
city. In this case, the card will prove homeless individuals to help them or a U.S. or foreign birth certificate The example is from Chicago, one of cities in nine
you live in Philadelphia. The city is gain access to services — like bank will suffice. states which have made this move.

Southwest CDC – Intern Spotlight

By Jackson Adams

ucie Dyemkouma, a staff intern at
the Southwest CDC, handles some
bookkeeping tasks and assists with
the writing of funding proposals. Lucie
moved to America in 2012 from Burkina
Faso, a French-speaking country in West
Africa. “In Burkina Faso, you have to
speak French. We speak French at home
and then when we go out we try to speak
English,” Lucie said with a laugh.
Lucie came to America to improve “In the beginning I had to learn every
her English and get her education in department. I wasn’t familiar with the
Organizational Leadership. She started economic development projects that
taking classes at Temple University when Steve is doing right now. So I was at the
she moved to America, however, due phone desk, helping out with applica-
to language barriers and other compli- tions for LIHEAP and Crisis.”
cations, she had to take time off from Currently, Lucie has been assisting
school. When she started back up again, Steve Kuzmicki with the Jumpstart
she transferred to Wilmington Univer- program. Jumpstart is for people who
sity where she was able to finish school are interested in investing, renovating,
and will get her degree in May 2019. and rehabbing houses. The program will
After pursuing her degree, Lucie needed have three sessions and the first one will
experience in the professional field and be on March 20th.
took to the job listing website Indeed For more information on the Jumpstart
where she was able to apply for a job listing program, contact Steve Kuzmicki at 215-
at the Southwest CDC. She started work- 729-0736 or;
ing at the Southwest CDC last November or Lucie Dyemkouma@ Lucie@south-
and has been enjoying it since.
8 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS March 8, 2019

CAPTAINS CORNER Southwest CDC Weatherization Assistance Program

Keeping families safe & comfortable at home
By Jackson Adams makes repairs to the house they are to try to help people in their homes,”

working on. she added.
he Weatherization Assistance Applicants who wish to apply for The ECA sends out inspectors to
Program (WAP) is yet another the WAP must submit an extensive list the homes to assess what improve-
benefit program residents of of paperwork required by the Energy ments a house may need. For ex-
Southwest can apply for at the South- Coordinating Agency (ECA). An ample, some homes are not properly
west CDC. According to Nanzetta appeal form, property owner release insulated and hot or cold air can seep
“Nann” Bostick, Program Assistant form, proof of ownership, and copies out of doors and windows. After the
for Neighborhood Energy Center of current utility bills are just a few inspection, funds provided by the
at SWCDC, “the WAP has a similar of the documents needed to apply. U.S. Department of Energy are used
purpose to the other energy-related “Applicants must have all of the things by the ECA to improve the energy
programs, LIHEAP and Crisis: “to on the list, and then I can help them performance of those dwellings in
Captain Scott Drissel #99 keep everyone safe and comfortable apply,” Nann stated. need, utilizing the most advanced
Hello! Welcome to Captain’s in their homes,” but there are distinct The WAP program’s goal is to allow technologies and testing procedures
Corner, where we will provide monthly differences between them. low income families to reduce their available.
updates on issues in the 12th Police
District. Recently, we have experienced
LIHEAP and Crisis are seasonal and energy bills by making their homes For more information, contact Nann
violence involving our children in the only used for home heating; the WAP energy efficient. “The repairs that the at 215-729-3293 or email at Nanzetta@
area of 5800 Baltimore Ave. The 12th program is year round and actually ECA wants to come in and do are all

Education and Fun for All Ages

and 18th District held an emergency
meeting February 21st to discuss this

at the Kingsessing Library

issue. We had an incredible turnout of
over 300 people and we are thankful
for that. We have deployed extra pa-
trols in this area and are working hard By Ben Remsen an inspiring documentary about the through Thursday after school hours.
to stop the violence. There have been

women’s movements of the 1960s This program also takes place on
numerous arrests made in this area and ublic libraries these days are and ‘70s in celebration of Women’s Saturdays during the school year, and
we have recovered numerous firearms!
Operation Pinpoint is in full effect in
about more than just books, and History Month, followed by a commu- is supplemented by Literacy Lab, a
the 12th District and with the weather the Kingsessing branch of the nity conversation about the women’s program for 1st through 3rd-graders
becoming warmer, you will see mul- Free Library of Philadelphia is no ex- movements of today, led by special who need extra help with reading.
tiple community events taking place ception. Located at 1201 S. 51st Street, guest State Representative Joanna Mc- There’s also Storytime every Wednesday
in our district. There are also multiple between Chester and Kingsessing, the Clinton. Pizza and refreshments will at 10:30, Crochet Club every Saturday
bicycle, motorcycle and foot-beat of- library has tons to offer people of all be served. On Saturday, April 6th, at 2 at 1:30, and Good Morning Yoga every
ficers patrolling the district. Stop to ages. On Friday, March 15th, at 3:30, p.m., the library will celebrate the tenth first Saturday of the month at 10:30. All
say hello to them! If you have any tips the children’s department will host a anniversary of the successful battle to of these programs are completely free
or information you’d like to provide to Map-Making Workshop, to give digital save the branch (along with ten others) and open to all. Of course, the library
us, please call 215-686-TIPS. You can natives the chance to explore what life from being closed due to budget cuts. A still focuses on its bread-and-butter:
remain anonymous! is like without the ever-present GPS. panel of folks who were involved in that books, movies, and CDs for check-out,
As a gentle reminder, please do NOT
leave your car running with the keys
They will learn about different styles of fight will tell their stories, and connect as well as public-access computers and
inside! We have noticed an increase in map-making and make their own maps it with the ongoing struggle for well- free Wi-Fi. With all this available, you
stolen cars recently and more than half of their favorite places. funded public services. had better get down to the library to-
of them are as a result of warming the On Saturday, March 16th, at 2 In addition to these special events, day! For more information contact Ben
car up. p.m., there will be a screening of there’s homework help and educational Remsen at 215 685-2690 or RemsenB@
We have our next Captain’s Town She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, fun for all school age kids, Monday
Hall meeting on March 13th at the
12th Police District at 6448 Woodland
Evans’ New Online Form Makes Accessing
Federal Services EasierEvans said the new form is avail-
Ave. Please see the PSA meeting sched-
ule in the Coming Up section of this is-
sue. Also, our Cops and Kids Program PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 28, 2019) “Now you can fill out the required
is hosting its first Movie Night of the
year inside the 12th Police District on
– Congressman Dwight Evans (PA- privacy form online, which is easier able at “Most people
March 29th at 5:30 PM. Please RSVP at 03) is making it easier than ever for than spending time going to my office
215-686-3122 due to limited seating. Philadelphians to get help with federal or mailing back a printed form,” Evans EVANS’ NEW ONLINE
government services and concerns. said. CONTINUES ON PAGE 9
March 8, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 9

Sisters in Freedom: Film & Discussion aat Paschalville Library

Following the film showing, there will
MARCH 19 be an open discussion of the implications
of slavery and freedom in our 21st Cen-

tury society. Pascalville Library is located
n angry mob collected around at 70th Street and Woodland Avenue.
Pennsylvania Hall on May 18, Sisters in Freedom is directed by
1838, smashing windows and Wendy Cox and Andrew Ferrett, nar-
threatening the black and white members rated by actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and
of the Philadelphia Women’s Anti-Slavery produced by Philly’s History Making
Convention inside. “What if the mob Productions founded by Sam Katz.
should commit violence upon our per- The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery
sons? Would this be anything compared Society founded in 1833 was the first
with what the slaves endure?” shouted women’s abolitionist group in America.
Angelina Grimke Weld, and arm in arm, Its influential founders included Sarah
the courageous ladies walked out and Mapps Douglass and Lucretia Mott,
through the mob. who also went on to be a speaker at the
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 4:00 Seneca Falls Convention. A likeness of Oney Judge Staines, one of Martha Washington’s dower slaves. The film “Sisters in Freedom”
to 6:00 p.m. the Paschalville Library will Fighting against the traditional, power- depicting the fight of local women to end slavery will be presented and discussed at the Paschalville
present the epic film “Sisters in Freedom,” less role for women in their society, the Library beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tues., Mar. 19
the fascinating anti-slavery story of these Philadelphia women used many of the utes ago,” said Nathaniel Popkin, writer of Siobhan Gleason, February. 26, 2019. For
and other Philadelphia women, black same methods familiar to activists today: Sisters in Freedom says. “A contemporary the entire article, visit: https://thephiladel-
and white. According to the Free Library radical publications, boycotts, rallies, activist can see themselves in the women
release, the one-hour film includes vivid picketing, and door-to-door activism – of the time.” sisters-in-freedom/
reenactments, expert interviews, state- like Black Lives Matter and the Women’s Information for this article and quota- For further information on the March 19
of-the-art animations, and rich variety of March. In many ways their struggle tions were excerpted from “Recom- showing and discussion, call Paschalville
characters and images. “might as well have taken place five min- mended by Philadelphia Citizen,” by Library at 215-685-2662.

EVANS’ NEW ONLINE we can’t always guarantee a favorable

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 8 outcome, we will do our best to help Fizzy tablets
you receive a fair and timely response
have heard of federal programs like to your problem,” Evans said. only get you
Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Evans’ office is located at 7174
But did you know that your member Ogontz Ave., Philadelphia, 19138; the so far.
of Congress can also look into issues telephone number is 215-276-0340. He
about immigration, federal taxes or provides updates on Facebook, Twit-
small business loans, for example? ter, and Instagram – his username on
That’s why I’m thankful
“If you can’t get an answer from all three is RepDwightEvans. for my Mercy GI team.
a federal agency in a timely fashion Evans represents the 3rd Congres-
-- or if you feel you have been treated sional District, which includes North-
unfairly -- my office may be able to west and West Philadelphia and parts
help resolve a problem, or to get you of North, South, Southwest and Center
the information you need. “While City Philadelphia.

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Television Host, Producer, and Author.
As producer and host of The Selby Joint Community Meeting
Signature, a food and travel television Sen. Anthony Williams &
of the magnificent Delaware Valley. series, he moves throughout American
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12th Police Dist. Captain Scott Drissel
appreciate the magnificent experience of ing while getting the ‘culinary’ and In addition, residents participate
wine tasting, mingling, laughter, fun and
of course we cannot forget about our
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J oin State Senator Anthony Wil-
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Captain Scott Drissel at a Teletown
The town hall will provide an op-
Ft. Mifflin Historic Enactment Hall Community Meeting from 6:00
to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening,
portunity come in or call in to update
some of the exciting new 12th Dis-
to participate in the final siege of the March 13, 2019. The event will be trict community policing initiatives
MARCH 13 war and culminating Battle of York-
town in 1781. Fort Mifflin celebrates
held at 12th Police District station
house at 6448 Woodland Avenue
and to obtain answers to crime and
policing concerns. Light refreshments

Martin’s service and story with a (65th and Woodland). will be served.
istoric Ft. Mifflin has a treat special weekend of activities with the The meeting will also be live For more information, contact Sen
in store for residents who 4th Connecticut and 1st Delaware streamed on Senator Williams’ web- Williams’ office at 2901 Island Av-
have an interest in American Regiments. site, http://www.senatoranthonyhwil- enue, Suite 100, or by phone at (215)
Revolution. Joseph Plumb Martin was Buy tickets for Saturday and Sunday 492-2980.
a hero of that war and survivor of the March 23 & 24 ($6 - $10) in advance
Siege and Bombardment of Fort Mif-
flin in 1777. He ultimately went on
at or at the event
entrance. FREE parking. Bartram High 60th Reunion
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School   (Class of Jan. 1959)
Attention: Food Service Management Companies interested classmates contact him

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School is requesting

APRIL 27 at 610-284-7634 or delcojoe2@aol.
com for additional information.

“We are still trying to contact lost
proposals for school food service management services. The Food he Bartram HS Class of Janu- classmates. Any information would
Service Management Company will provide management services ary 1959 will hold their 60th be appreciated. We have already had
according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reunion on Saturday, April 27 a good response to this milestone
regulations and guidelines, as well as the Pennsylvania Department at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel class reunion, and hope class mem-
of Education policies and guidelines. Food Service Management Hill, PA from noon to four o’clock. bers will be able to join us… Guests
Joe Mongeluzi requests that are welcome!”
Companies and/or their representatives may submit proposals to:

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School Attention Youth – Paid Summer

In C/O FSMC Contact
7101 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142
Program in Southwest
The Pennsylvania Department of Education reserves the right to YOACAP Career Exposure for Rising 8th Graders

accept or reject any and/or all proposals or to accept the proposal OACAP is publicizing its six- arts, business and law and social
that it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of the week summer program for services.
school district. young people who are rising A weekly payment of up to $50
8th Graders. The program will take will be made to students fulfilling
A walk-through meeting is scheduled 3/8/19 at 2:00 pm at 7101 place at Tilden Middle School, 66th course requirements.
Street and Elmwood Avenue. It is Interested? Parents or guardians
Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA, 19142.
tentatively scheduled to run from should call 215.851.1968 for appli-
All proposals must be submitted no later than insert 2:00 pm due June 24 to August 5. cation forms and the list of required
According to YOACAP Execu- documents or to schedule an ap-
on 3/26/19. All proposals should be delivered in a sealed envelope tive Director Woody Beale, the pointment at the YOACAP office
and addressed to Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School career concentrations to be cov- at 1211 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor.
and be clearly marked: Food Service Management Proposal. ered include medical, building For more information, visit www.
trades, engineering, education and
March 8, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11


Launch Sex Disease
Educational Campaign DID YOU KNOW
eighborhood United Against Drugs (NUAD) and the
COLOURS Organization has launched a six month
public awareness campaign on sexually transmitted
diseases (STS) that ends in June 2019. The campaign targets
new ways HIV?
Southwest Philadelphia and is designed to increase public
awareness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-expo-
sure Prophylaxis (PEP). The focus is on such populations such
as gay’s, specifically men who have sex with men, bisexuals, Learn about PrEP & PEP
current and former intravenous drug users, African American
youth and African Immigrants living in the Southwest.
They may be just what you need! PrEP vs PEP
Research data show that people in minority communities Contact
that could greatly benefit from preventative and treatment Neighborhood United
PrEP stands for PEP stands for
medications are not taking advantage of them. Many minor- @ 215-724-7430
Pre-Exposure Post-Exposure
ity communities lack good quality health care and don’t follow

Prophylaxis Prophylaxis
appropriate health care practices. Poor access to information is neighborhood
also a major factor. united It means taking It means taking
NUAD’s public awareness campaign includes conducting
twelve informal health education sessions for small groups of antiretroviral antiretroviral
10 residents per session to educate them about PrEP and PEP. medicines (ART) medicines (ART)
Participants will also be given the opportunity to get tested at BEFORE being AFTER being
these sessions.
Lastly, NUAD is distributing posters and educational mate- COLOURS
potentially potentially
rials about PeEP and PEP in local Southwest businesses and exposed to HIV to exposed to HIV to
@ 215-832-0100
community based organizations. For more information, contact prevent prevent becoming
For more information related
Joe Purnell at 215-724-7430.
to these medical breakthroughs!!! becoming infected. infected.

Attention: Business/
Drop In

Agency Managers
A BRIGHTER AND PrEP has been shown to reduce HIV
infection by up to 92% in people who engage
2019 Summer Youth Internship Sites Needed in high risk behaviors.

ducators 4 Education (E4E), a local employment counsel-
PEP: If you are HIV negative (-) and may
ing and advisory group, is seeking opportunities to place
youth in internship positions in Southwest businesses and have been exposed to HIV, PEP can help to
agencies. In partnership with the Philadelphia Youth Network stop HIV before it infects your body. To be
(PYN), E4E is helping to coordinate paid internships for youth
effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours
ages 14-18 years old. The program will run from Monday, July neighborhood
1- Friday, August 2, 2019. Students will be paid through PYN at of exposure.
no cost to the host company or organization.
5214 Woodland Ave.
The program Goals are to (1) Provide youth with meaning- Philadelphia, PA 19143
ful, real-world learning opportunities, professional connections, Phone: 215-724-7430
and career awareness; and (2) Connect youth to caring adults,
who provide work-related support and feedback, and promote
Fax: 215-729-1995
Providing quality services
the development of 21st-century job and life skills. to the community since 1988 The COLOURS Organization, Inc.
Managers interested in being a PYN worksite or simply Neighborhood United is a program partner of the 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 910
wishing to have more information about the program, contact Urban Affairs Coalition and funded by the Philadelphia, PA 19107
City of Philadelphia’s Department of
Anthony Singleton via e-mail (asingleton@educators4educa- or by phone (215) 792-3171, or visit the E4E website
Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office.
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS March 8, 2019

Jumpstart Southwest
Needs You!
Southwest CDC seeks volunteers
to mentor real estate investors
By Steven Kuzmicki

emember your first
real estate investment
project? The excitement?
The stress? The sense of, “Wow! What did I just get
myself into?”
Well, Jumpstart Southwest needs your help with
mentoring our next generation of residential real
estate investors who will have these concerns. Will
you step up to the challenge?
The Jumpstart concept was created by Philly Of-
fice Retail (POR) to facilitate the revitalization of
the Germantown section of Philadelphia through
high-quality residential renovations. POR identi-
fies fellow investors who are interested in residen-
tial development and investment over in German-
town. Jumpstart Germantown mentors, networks
and guides developers to find financial resources.
These efforts help remove blighted and deteriorated
properties from residential neighborhoods, making
its part of Philadelphia a better place to live, work
and enjoy.
Jumpstart Southwest was founded in April 2018,
and already has graduated 60 novice developers
and plans to train 60 more participants through its
Mentoring Program in 2019.
The Jumpstart Southwest Mentoring Program
provides nine hours of free training to new or inexperi-
enced residential developers and matches them with an
experienced mentor to show them the nuts and bolts of
the residential real estate development process.
Are you a residential or commercial developer
or real estate professional who can help guide our
mentees through the development process? Ide-
ally, mentors have rehabbed 10 or more residential
units. They should be knowledgeable enough to
hold their mentee’s hand throughout the process.
Mentors are the kind of people who are inspired
by helping the next round of residential developers
dream and achieve.
To volunteer as a Jumpstart Southwest mentor
or to request more information about this exciting
opportunity to help train our own local residential
developers/investors, please contact me at steven@ or Lucie Dyemkouma at lucie@ or phone one of us at 215-729-
0800. The investment of time is minimal but the
payback is big!
March 8, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

• MARCH 9: Open Community Forum on The Future of Kingsessing. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. • MARCH13: 12h District Police Service Area #4 Meeting, 6:30 p.m Kingsessing Library,
Interface Studios will present its new comprehensive study of the Southwest with special 1201 South 51st Street. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Kelly PPD.12.
emphasis on Kingsessing. Light refreshments. The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave.
(Entrance through parking area off 58th St.) See article this issue for details and how to
obtain a copy of the survey. Meeting Info: The Common Place at 267-275-8238 EXT 304 • MARCH 13: Community Meeting - Sen. Anthony Williams & 12th Police Dist. Captain
Drissel 6:00 - 7:00 p.m at 12th Police District station house at 6448 Woodland Avenue (65th
• MARCH 9: Volunteer Day - Bartram’s Garden 9:30 – 12:00 noon, Dress for outdoor and Woodland). For more information, see article page 10 of this issue.
activities, if available bring work gloves. Under 18 years with adult. Info: 215-726-5281
or register: Second-Saturday-Volunteer-Day- • MARCH 14: Weight Loss, Nutritious Eating & Healthy Dieting Classes (FREE) Mercy
09Mar2019 Philadelphia Hospital. 12:00 Noon, Henderson Room, 501 S 54th St. Keeping weight OFF!
(Also, March 28) Info: 610.237.3641 or visit
• MARCH 9, 10: PHS Phila. Flower Show – Last Two Days! Check out Phila. High School
Exhibits in the “Home Gardening Hub” section. Phila. Convention Center, 12th & Arch • MARCH 14: Creative Crochet with Ms. Traci. 5:30 p.m. Paschalville Library, 7th St. &
Streets. Ticket Info: 1-888-718-4253 or Woodland Ave. Beginners welcome! Info: 215-685-2662

• MARCH 9: Rare Racing Car and Model Car Exhibit, Simeone Automotive Museum. • MARCH 16: “Keeping the Heart Healthy.” Free “Dine with the Docs” community Q&A
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 6825 Norwitch Drive (Left off of S. 70th St.) Ticket Info: https:// series. 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Speaker: Thierry Momplaisir, M.D., Cardiologist at Mercy or 215-365-7233 Hospitals (lunch included) Mercy Phila. Hospital, 1st fl. cafeteria, 501 S. 54th St, Advance
registration required. Call 877.466.3729 or visit
• MARCH 9: Enrichment Program for Students, K-12 (every Saturday Morning through
May). 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Entrance off • MARCH 17: Walk In My Shoes, Film Showing & Discussion. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Created
58th St.) FREE, One-on-One tutoring, games, bible study, art activities. Breakfast/Lunch & Performed with police & community members of color – true stories & a vision for the
provided. Details: Sharell Shippen or info@thecommonplacephilly. future: Phila. Ethical Society 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. Free, but donations encouraged.
• MARCH 10: Daylight Savings Time Begins. 2:00 a.m. Move you clocks FORWARD 1
hour! (“Spring Forward – Fall Back.) Be careful about driving cars, running machinery, • MARCH 19: “Sisters in Freedom” Film & Open Discussion, Paschalville Library,
straining your heart! Check out the clock museum, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Remarkable Philadelphhia women who fought to end slavery, 70th St. &
Woodland Ave. (See Article, Page 9 this issue)
• MARCH 11: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All - Every Monday): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance • MARCH 20: Free Legal Advice – Phila, Bar Association’s LegalLine (Emphasis on TAX
off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info Terri 215-898-2259 LAW) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For Greater Phila. Area residents Call (215) 238-6333. (Also, low
rate referrals weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (215) 238-6333)
• MARCH 12: Foster Parent Information Sessions (also March 19): 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.,
theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave., Info/Sign up: 215-730-2240 or email • MARCH 23: Block Captains Rally (Philadelphia-wide): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. Philadelphia Convention Center, 11th & Arch Sts. Info:

• MARCH 12: “Negrophobia by Darius James” Book Discussion with critic Gene Seymour. EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
7:30 p.m. Insights into James’ dark, dire & deeply relevant 1992 book. Parkway Central
Library, 1201 Vine St. Free, but should reserve. Info: • Job Available: Environmental Education Specialist - Heinz Wildlife Refuge
calendar/event/83243 (Through Student Conservation Association) Start immediately; runs through Oct.
19, 2019 with opportunity to renew. Duties: leading/assisting education programs for
• MARCH 12: 12th District Police Service Area #1 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. ShopRite Supermarket school groups, assisting in Visitor Center operations and special event planning, and
Community Room, Penrose Plaza, Island Ave. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: developing written materials. Ideal candidate: energized, excited, willing to learn,
Lt. Allen (#58) positive attitude, and experience working with youth. Biology & nature background
helpful but not required. Will train and support as needed. Required: Over 18 with HS
• MARCH 13: 12th District Police Service Area #3 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. Meyers Recreation diploma or GED. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Info:brianna_patrick@
Center, 58th & Kingsessing Avenue. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Galie or 267-969-3204. Applications: environmental-education-specialist/po-00726392
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper March 8, 2019

• Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, • Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for individuals and families; behavioral
6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200 therapy for children, adolescents & adults, medication management, psychiatric
services; trauma focused treatment: theVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., (215) 730-2326,
• Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing email or visit website:
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults
Can Learn to Read at • The John Bartram HS Class of January, 1959 (Honey’s Class), 60th reunion, April,
2019. Seeking lost classmates. Forward information to Joe Mongeluzi at 610-284-7634
• Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 Joe Mongeluzi requests that interested classmates contact him at
Paschall Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: cynthia@southwestcdc. 610-284-7634 or
org.or 215-729-0800
• Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Paschall Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215- Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit
729-0800 or or 267-419-7084. our website:”

• Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs: • Foster Parent Information Sessions: Each month, the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Month, 5:00 to 7:00 pm Location: theVillage Preheim Center located at 6517 Chester
Ave. (70th & Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also: Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email to sign up or for more
• Affordable Internet Access & Computers for families, veterans, seniors: Comcast
Internet Essentials: $9.95/ month No Credit Check, no application fees, free hookup. www. • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email Visitors welcome at
• Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
• In-Home Family Services: Family Empowerment (FES) and Home Protective (IHPS) financing coaching. or call 267-236.7000
services to strengthen and stabilize families and preventing children’s placement in foster
care. For families where DHS has determined that there is an active safety threat. theVillage • Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS visit
Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

• Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon, • Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away: Qualified housing counselors available
Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave. at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs Southwest CDC Housing: 215-729-0800.

Own Your Own Home

Attend a
First Time Home Buyer
Saturday, March 16
Southwest CDC’s trained housing coun-
selors can help you if you are in foreclo- 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
sure, received an ACT 91 letter from
your lender and even if you are just a
Southwest CDC
month or so behind on your payments. 6328 Paschall Ave.
You do not need to hire an attorney. Registration Fee: $35.00
You have Southwest CDC housing coun-
selors, pro bono attorneys and the ♦ Understand the home buying process
City’s Office of Housing and Community ♦ Understand the role of Credit/Savings
Development staff behind you. ♦ Take advantage of 1st Time Home
Call today to set up an appointment at Buyer Settlement Grants
729--0800 ♦ Loans: Availability & How to qualify
♦ Financing Options
Southwest Community Development Corp.
6328 Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA 19142
Info: Phone Wydia: 215-729-0180
215729-0800 Or email
March 8, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

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