You are on page 1of 16

12th Police District Hattie Luke The Talk: Parents, Southwest Service

Officer of the Month: – Loving Others Sons and the Police Groups Provide
Celebrates the brave Midway Through Storytellers share their Lunch to Seniors
officers serving her 100th Year personal narratives. Close 50 seniors attend
Southwest. Offers sound advice for monthly luncheon.
younger generations



Raising Our Villages to Power

Anti-Displacement Strategies in Philadelphia
COMMUNITY Community Teach-In on Kuchichangulia (Self-Development)
City Unveils New Home Preservation Loan
Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment
NAC Update
Jumpstart Southwest seeks rehab mentors
PAGE 13, 14

With arms held high, community leaders and residents signify “Raising Our Villages to Power” at Kingsessing Rec March 16. Included are (from left) Christine
Churchwell of Charity 13, Pastor Darien Thomas; Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (center). Behind Churchwell is co-sponsor Richard Oliver of The Parapet Group.
(Photo courtesy of Maurice Henderson)
Exclusive Home of Party Grits

inspired by Chef Reeky community Kuchichangulia Our Villages to Power,” was organized known WURD radio personality
The Kitchen Magician (Self-Development) “Teach-In” by Top Walk Academy and The Para- Brother Shomari. Through presenta-
6517 Elmwood Avenue was held Saturday afternoon pet Group and hosted by Southwest
215-924-9915 March 16 at Kingsessing Recreation Philadelphia District Services. RAISING OUR VILLAGES
Sun: 8 am —3:30 pm Center. The event, entitled “Raising The gathering was led by the well- CONTINUES ON PAGE 3
Mon: Closed
Tues—Sat: 8 am — 10 pm
Instagram @rhythmandbrunch THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 FROM 4 PM TO 7PM.
2 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper March 22, 2019

Learning from our mistakes:

Anti-displacement strategies in Philadelphia
BY BETH MCCONNELL in the persistent poverty and inequal- Freeze program for low-income home- home to tax foreclosure can enter into
ity of today’s Philadelphia. owners over 65 years of age and the monthly payment agreements with the
This essay is part of a series that As wealth and opportunity flow back Longtime Owner Occupant Program amount due between 0 to 10 percent of
accompanies National Community into the city after decades of decline, (LOOP) for households that have their monthly earnings, depending on
Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) 2019 it is the responsibility of policymakers owned and lived in their home for 10 income.
study on gentrification and cultural to embrace ideas that not only prevent years or more (subject to income eli- Unfortunately, Philadelphia has few
displacement. The opinions expressed the deepening of inequality but also gibility) and who saw increases of 300 programs to help renters who are fac-
in this article are the author’s own and begin to compensate for the errors of percent or more in tax assessments ing displacement due to rising costs.
do not necessarily reflect the views of the past. Anti-displacement strategies from one year to the next. More than While advocates secured a victory in

NCRC. are one part of that effort. Philadelphia 29,000 Philadelphia property own- 2018 that will boost funding by more
ike other cities, Philadelphia’s has taken a few steps forward, but as ers have enrolled in these programs, than $70 million over the next five
past is marred by decisions that our development boom continues, we earning them $21 million in property years to expand affordable units and
pushed low-income people need to move quicker. tax relief. preserve existing affordable homes,
out of their neighborhoods, fostered So far, Philadelphian policymakers Another 13,161 Philadelphian resources are still inadequate to ensure
residential segregation and stripped have prioritized helping homeowners homeowners have enrolled in the housing stability for all low-income
wealth and opportunity from low- and facing unaffordable property taxes that Owner Occupied Payment Agreement Philadelphians. The city is also piloting
moderate-income neighborhoods. threaten their ability to stay in their (OOPA) program, with $86 million
These were deeply racialized decisions homes. Two programs allow property in delinquent taxes under agreement. LEARNING FROM OUR MISTAKES
that had an outsized negative impact owners to freeze their real estate taxes Property owners who face losing their CONTINUES ON PAGE 7
on people of color, and which resonate to prevent future increases: the Senior

Bringing “Good News” to our Community for over 70 years

6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142
Tel. No. 215-727-7777 Website:

The Southwest Globe Times is a publication of Southwest Community Development Corp.,

6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142.

6,000 copies are distributed free in Southwest Philadelphia bi-weekly on alternate Fridays
reaching the communities of Bartram Village, Kingsessing, Elmwood, Sherwood, Eastwick,
Paschall and Angora.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising or
opinions submitted. Publisher assumes no responsibility for errors made except to reprint
that portion of any ad having an error. Display & classified rates are available on request.

Advertisers: Please check your ads after each publication: Globe Times is responsible only
for the first time an ad appears.

The views expressed on the Opinion page solely represent the views of the author & do not
reflect those of the Southwest Globe Times or its management.

Executive Director: Donna Henry

Publisher: Mark Harrell
Editor: Steve Kuzmicki
Design/Layout: Ronald Abella
Reporters: Shaketia Sills, Cynthia Ryant, Ted Behr
Sales Associates: Jackson Adams, Lucie Dyemkouma

Visit us on Photo by Edan Cohen via Unsplash

March 22, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 3

Home Preservation Loan Program

By Jackson Adams The purpose of this program is to

support the city’s goal of “creating and
n March 14, the City Council an- preserving affordable, quality homes
nounced the new Restore, Repair, in neighborhoods where the markets
Renew (RRR) program. This pro- are rapidly changing, and in stable
gram, a partnership between the Phila- neighborhoods at risk of decline.” The
delphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) PRA selected three program interme-
and nonprofit service providers, offers diaries and two lenders to support the
affordable home repair loans of up to RRR program. Clarifi, Philadelphia
$24,999 to eligible homeowners. Mayor Council for Community Advancement
Jim Kenney refers to the RRR program as (PCCA), and Public Health Manage-
“the answer” for low-income families that ment Corporation (PHMC) are the
need repairs done. “We understand that program intermediaries. The two lend-
there are some families that work every ers selected to take part are Univest City and surrounding counties and the information on the Restore Repair
day, and still need assistance in maintain- and FINANTA. economic wellbeing of the people we Renew program, visit https://phila-
ing and preserving their home. These “Clarifi is one of three intermediaries serve was the perfect fit for planning,
Philadelphians may not be able to qualify that will be providing direct services to testing, implementation, and participa- restore-repair-renew/. Or call: CLARIFI
for a traditional home repair loan, and homeowners for the RRR program,” said tion in the Restore, Repair, and Renew - 267-765-2786; Public Health Manage-
may need some assistance.” Jill Roberts, Executive Director, Healthy program,” said Alfredo de la Peña, ment Corporation - 877-515-0575; or
The RRR program was proposed by RowHouse Project. “PCCA’s long-term President of PCCA and CEO of Mis- Philadelphia Council for Community
the Council, and created by the PRA. commitment to the revitalization of sion First Housing Group. For more Advancement - 215-567-7803.

RAISING OUR VILLAGES law enforcement and personal training

CONTINUES FROM PAGE 1 and provides security guard services in OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS
the Philadelphia area. March 22: Focus on Family facilitated by the UNIA-ACL at 514 S. 52nd
tions, interactive discussions, and a Providing insights on Black food Street. More information can be obtained by contacting 267-300-7143 or
series of small group activities the security was Darral Addison, founder
attentive audience of Southwest resi- and director of “Torpedo Pot,” a self-
dents was illuminated regarding three watering approach to growing food April 7: Sunday Brunch: Imani Star Development, 10am – 12pm at 148 S.
of areas of opportunity which must efficiently at home. Addison is a tech- 60th Street featuring Fareed Abdullah, Black Men Unifying Black Men and
be vigorously affirmed and adopted nology author, educator, and spiritual others. Information: phone 215-748-2326 or email: Akhenaton.Mikell@
if the Black community is to thrive in leader who has advanced degrees from
today’s society: Temple and Liberty Universities. His
• Crisis prevention and emergency unique Torpedo Pot growing system and those who came received a lot of ber of seniors attended which reflects
preparedness allows families to “grow a wide vari- useful information and enjoyed real the demographics of Kingsessing. “Se-
• Early childhood development and ety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables fellowship,” summarized Mike Ross, niors need this kind of interaction and
homeschooling abundantly and in a natural way on President of the Southwest Philadel- are always interested in knowing what’s
• Black food security small patios or in yards where there phia District Services (SWPDS) which going on in our community.” He made
The theme of Raising Our Villages is little fertile soil.” He was joined by co-hosted the event. “We look forward it a point to thank Brother Shomari and
to Power (ROV2P) grew out of the co-worker Clarence Miller who noted to holding similar gatherings on a organizers for their outstanding work
common African proverb “It takes a that the home plant growing inven- recurring basis.” in putting the program together.
village to raise a child.” In order to do tion allows Philadelphia families “to The energetic master of ceremonies, For more information on the various
that effectively in a minority setting overcome their nutritional food deficit WURD Radio host Brother Shomari topics aired at the meeting, access the
like Philadelphia, it is self-evident that and possibly create jobs.” (Eric Grimes), kept the event moving following contacts:
“you have to empower the villages!” The final address came from Chris- along at a sprightly pace. His format • Southwest Phila. District Services:
stressed Shomari (Eric K. Grimes) tine Churchwell, an educator with included initial brief plenary presenta- or
an author, educator, and activist and Charity 13, a group that attempts to tions by each of the three presenters. • Food Security:
who anchors his popular Friday radio liberate communities through educa- The assembly of 60 or so residents was darral.addison.39
program “The Shomari Show.” tion. Churchwell provided details divided efficiently into small groups • Personal Security: www.linkedin.
Featured on the topic of crisis on homeschooling as a way of com- which moved in an orderly fashion from com/company/the-parapet-group
prevention and emergency prepared- bining the achievement of required table to table. The two-hour program • Home Schooling: @Charity13_out-
ness was Richard Oliver, an adjunct educational goals with a grounding in was capped with a discussion of what reach
instructor at Penn and founder of The traditional values. important insights had been provided. • Teach-Ins:
Parapet Group which specializes in “It was certainly well attended, Ross also observed that a large num- emyoflifeROV2P
at Paschalville Library
Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
70th Street and
Woodland Avenue Boot Camp
Let’s celebrate the start of SOUTHWEST CDC | 6328 PASCHALL AVENUE
spring together at Paschalville
Library! Join us for an evening monday, april 29 – thursday, may 2
of fun, helpful information, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
and giveaways. A lite t
breakfa will During this four-day
c h
and lun vided workforce
• Face painting be pro day
each development course
• Storytime for kids
you will receive:
• Refreshments
• Help with your résumé, cover letter, and thank you letter
• Job Readiness Lab
• Financial empowerment
• Account sign-up for Gmail, LinkedIn, and Badge List
Free. No sign-up required. • Guidance on professional attire and interview prep

ALL ARE WELCOME! • And so much more…FoR FREE

To register or for more information, please contact Southwest CDC at or call Lorraine at 215-729-3948.
Follow us on

by Nekludov


March 22, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 5

12th Police District Officers of the Month for February 2019

/O Meccariello #1633 and
P/O Ficchi #5296 were
selected as Officers of
the Month for February 2019
because they have utilized the
PinPoint Program to their ad-
vantage. Throughout the month
of February P/O Meccariello
#1633 and P/O Ficch, #5296
made numerous outstanding ar-
rests. Through intelligence lead
policing along with the utiliza-
tion of PinPoint, the Officers
were able to arrest four indi-
viduals while recovering four
firearms over a two day period.
P/O Meccariello and P/O Ficchi
have done an outstanding job as
well as shown amazing dedica-
tion to keeping the residents of Left: Lt. Kelly#81, Captain Drissell #99, P/O Fichhi #5296, P/O Meccariello #1633, State Senator Anthony Left: P/O Fichhi #5296, P/O Meccariello #1633, Lt.
the 12th District safe. Williams Kelly#81

Jack was worried

when he learned
he needed surgery,
but the expert
surgical care at
Mercy knocked
his socks off.

Live better
with Mercy 1.877.GO MERCY |

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital | Mercy Philadelphia Hospital | Nazareth Hospital

6 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS March 22, 2019

Local Spring Tree Planting – Drug and Alcohol Needs

Beautify Your Street! Assessment Survey
esidents of Southwest are being You will not be asked to put your
UC Green hosts Southwest neighborhood project asked to participate in a survey name on the survey. Your name will
According to climate scientists and the sponsored by The Philadelphia never be used in any report. Your an-
APRIL 27 Philadelphia Climate & Urban Systems
Partnership led by the Franklin Institute,
Department of Behavioral Health, Office
of Addiction Services. The results of this
swers will be kept confidential unless
you report information about a child

by the 2020s, Philadelphia is projected to survey will be used to develop a Preven- being abused or you report that you
olunteers from West and experience as many as three additional tion Plan for the City of Philadelphia. As or someone you know plans to hurt
Southwest Philadelphia will weeks with days over 90°. part of the Pennsylvania Department of themselves or someone else. If you
meet 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April UC Green Director, Kiasha Huling Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment, want to keep your answers private, you
27 at Malcolm X Park, 51st and Pine said “West and Southwest Philadel- schools and community groups in Phila- should delete the survey and answers
Streets for this year’s first UC Green phia like many urban areas experience delphia are taking part in the Needs As- from your computer when you are
tree planting. They will then disperse changes, ebbs and flows in factors that sessment Student Survey. Participants will finished. We would like all students
in teams to plant approximately 40 shape our communities... develop- be asked health related questions about in grades 6 thru 12 to take part in
new trees from Kingsessing to Mantua. ment, civic engagement, funding pri- things such as tobacco, alcohol, and drug the survey, but as we stated above the
UC Green invites neighbors, local civic orities and crime can elevate or detract use, as well as your opinion about what survey is voluntary. Please visit the fol-
groups, social clubs, centers of faith from areas. some say are risky behaviors. The survey lowing sites to begin the survey:
and students to join in this morning “Tree plantings dually foster a will take about 20 to 30 minutes to com- ADULTS:
of community service and greening healthier Philadelphia ecologically and plete. While we hope you will participate •
which will wrap up at 12:00 Noon. socially. It’s a fun day of service, learn- in the survey, the choice to do so is yours. Southwest_Community_Develop-
UC Green is a non-profit that has ing about the importance of arbor care Your participation is VOLUNTARY.If ment_Corp_SWCDC_ADULT
planted about 4,500 trees throughout and meeting great people.” you choose to take the survey, you must YOUTH:
West and Southwest Philadelphia. To register as a volunteer for the answer all the questions for the survey to •
Tree planting increases shade, helps spring tree planting visit on UC be helpful. If you do not wish to answer Southwest_Community_Devel-
manage flood and stormwater, and Green’s website, all the questions, please do not take the opment_Corporation_SWCDC_
purifies the air. These qualities are Southwest residents who would like a survey. YOUTH
critical to our neighborhoods as the free street tree planted in front of their
city continues to get warmer and wet- home that can complete the request
ter with a changing climate. form found on the website.

Volunteers plant a tree near St. James Church on 68th Street last fall. These UC Green tree plantings
help teach young people about making neighborhoods more beautiful and healthy, and improving the
community’s environmental wellbeing.
March 22, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 7

LEARNING FROM OUR MISTAKES quality or improving neighborhoods stories. CDCs could purchase and pre- at a time when the city is desperate for
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 2 with great amenities, nearer to transit, serve commercial spaces for reduced- more resources to help those facing
jobs, good schools, and green spaces. cost rents to ensure that legacy busi- homelessness and housing instability.
a new eviction prevention program in Payments to the Housing Trust Fund nesses and the local retail mix continue Concerns about displacement led
2019, which gives an expanded num- could help provide or preserve qual- to serve long-time residents. a coalition of Philadelphia advo-
ber of tenants access to legal services ity, safe housing for families that want While these programs are a good cates and government officials to
and representation, as well as financial to stay in the neighborhoods they’ve start, they have not solved the prob- join together in 2018 to participate
counseling. Discussions are ongoing to called home for years. lems of gentrification-driven dis- in PolicyLink’s Anti-Displacement
scale that up to provide a right to legal Philadelphia is also starting to look placement in Philadelphia. In fact, Network, a collaboration that has
counsel for all low-income renters fac- at ways to help small businesses that local policy exacerbates displacement brought together leaders from 10 cities
ing eviction and provide a local source face displacement when property taxes through Philadelphia’s inequitable 10- in transition to learn from each other.
of rental assistance to serve more ten- and rents rise or when their revenue Year Property Tax Abatement offered Through this collaborative work, we’ve
ants facing the loss of housing. drops as their local client base changes. for all new construction. This drives reaffirmed our commitment to protect
A new Mixed-Income Housing A new pilot program will launch in up home sale prices as developers homeowners facing displacement,
program took effect in Philadelphia in 2019 that will offer a low-cost revolving can charge a premium for newly built and we are digging deeper to consider
the fall of 2018 that offers developers loan fund to help small businesses or homes in exchange for the guarantee new policies to help renters and small
zoning “density bonuses” if they either community development corporations of low taxes for a decade. Neighbors businesses. The only way to grow
pay a fee to a Housing Trust Fund or (CDCs) purchase property in commer- in older homes surrounding the new Philadelphia is to grow it equitably,
set aside affordable units for rent or cial corridors. Businesses that buy their construction see their property taxes and attacking displacement in all of its
sale on-site of their development. By buildings can stave off rent increases rise due to the improvements, while forms is critical to that work.
making more affordable units avail- from owners who see gentrification as the new owners get a 10-year subsidy. Beth McConnell, is the Policy Director
able on-site, lower-income households an opportunity to hike rents. They can The policy also zaps the local treasury at the Philadelphia Association of Com-
could choose developments in higher also earn income by renting out upper of revenue for critical public services munity Development Corporations.


On The Spot Registration Cards
Drivers Licenses
Instant Tag & Title Insurance
License Suspensions Lifted AUTO INSURANCE
68th & Elmwood Ave Nelson’s Pendot Authorized Online Service
State and Service Fee Apply
8 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper March 22, 2019

NAC Community Organizer (NAS) MEETING:
Southwest Community Development Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019
Neighborhood Advisor Committee of Southwest CDC 6328 Paschall Avenue,
6:00 pm
Philadelphia. PA 19142 At: Southwest CDC.
INFORMATION GUIDE Reception Phone: 215-729-0800
6328 Paschall Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19142
Mark Harrell Direct 215-729-0804 Info: Call Mark 215-729-0804
WANTED: BLOCK CAPTAINS If you’re interested in representing your block or need information
about hosting a block party or block clean up, contact Mark Harrell, NAC Coordinator at 215-729-
0804. Many block captains in Southwest distribute the Globe Times Newspaper to their neigh-
bors, bringing them the good news of the community and what’s happening in the community
Division of Housing & Community Development calendar. Also, if you are a current block captain, please be advised that the Southwest Block Cap-
1234 Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 tain’s Association is currently being organized to bring additional training and resources to you
Tel: 215-686-9749 TDD: 215-686-9803 and the residents of your blocks. Please make sure that your current mailing address, phone
It is the policy of the City of Philadelphia to provide services without re- number and email address is registered with Community Relations Officer Arnold Mitchell by call-
gard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, having AIDS or being ing him at 215 686-3122 or emailing him at
perceived to have AIDS, national origin, ancestry, familial status, physical HOUSING
handicap or age.
Our Services Include: Mortgage and Tax Foreclosure Prevention, Personal Credit Repair and
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY SUB-COMMITTEE (NAS) Credit Maintenance, Money Management Through Budgeting, Rights and Responsibilities of
SWCDC’s Neighborhood Advisory Committees (NACs) Program offers com- Homeowners, The Mortgage Application and Purchase Process, Financial Assistance Programs,
munity-based nonprofit organizations the opportunity to lead and engage Real Estate Tax Issues, Fair Housing Rights, Tenant/Landlord Issues, Reverse Mortgage Infor-
residents in eligible neighborhoods in activities that support the City’s core mation
objectives, including: Housing Counseling: Our qualified housing counselors are ready and available at Southwest
CDC to assist with housing needs. Want to buy your first home? Need to clear up past credit
▪ Promoting neighborhood sustainability through programs addressing problems? Don’t know what kinds of financial assistance can benefit you? Behind in your real
homelessness prevention, energy conservation education, housing preser- estate taxes? Or, are you facing foreclosure? The victim of predatory lending? Need help applying
vation, neighborhood safety, and health and wellness for Homestead Exemption or the Long–time Owner Occupant Program (LOOP)? Or Senior Tax
▪ Utilizing referral services for available housing counseling, workforce
Freeze? Call Southwest CDC: 215-729-0800. Sessions are free, individual, and confidential.
development and economic opportunities
▪ Cultivating youth mentoring and civic engagement First Time Home Buyer Assistance Grants: The City of Philadelphia and JPMorgan Chase
▪ Ensuring resident participation in City planning/development initiatives wants you to be a successful homeowner! We are offering a Home Buyer Assistance Grant of
$1,000 (Increased from $500) to assist with your down payment or closing costs if you complete
The NAS is made up of ‘Elected Residents” of Southwest Philadelphia who a City-funded 1st Time Home Buyer Counseling Program.
work with SWCDC to promote the programs of the CDC/ NAC and the Divi- First Time Home Buyers Counseling: Homeownership counseling successfully prepares bor-
sion of Housing and Community Development in the Southwest communi- rowers for this big life decision. If you participate in this FREE homeownership counseling, you
ty, to plan and execute “Service Area Briefings” (workshops), and to assist
will learn about: The increase of the Home Buyer Assistance Grant from $500 to $1,000; Purchas-
with special events to benefit the neighborhood. NAS members serve for 2
ing a home within your budget; Avoiding dangerous mortgages; Rights and responsibilities of
years. The NAC program is one of several programs of SWCDC.
homeowners; Mortgage application/purchase processes; Improving credit repair and mainte-
Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) Election 2019 nance; Money management; Home maintenance; and Avoiding foreclosu
Every two years, elections are held to determine new NAS Sub-Committee DHCD Homeowner Assistance Programs:
members at Southwest CDC. These members help to lead, monitor and
support community program activities provided by Southwest CDC and the • Adaptive Modifications Program helps individuals with permanent physical disabilities live
City’s Office of Housing and Community Development. SWCDC will be more independently in the home. There is currently a very long waiting list for this program.
holding elections in the Spring of 2019 • Basic Systems Repair Program provides free repairs to the electrical, plumbing and heating sys-
tems of owner-occupied homes. In some cases it will replace a roof. However, there is a very long
Criteria: Residents wishing to serve on the NAS Sub-Committee must live waiting list for repairs.
in Southwest Philadelphia (the physical boundaries are the same as the • Heater Hotline program makes emergency repairs to heaters.
12th Police District, 49th Street to the Philadelphia Airport and Baltimore • Senior Housing Assistance Repair Program makes minor repairs in homes owned by residents
Avenue to the Schuylkill River). Nearly all residents who live in zip codes 60 or older.
19142, 19153, and some in 19143 and are eligible. Applicants must: • Weatherization Assistance Program helps homeowners and renters make their homes more
• Be actively participating in and contributing to the development of SW energy efficient. Apply by calling the PHDC Hotline (year-round) at 215 448-2160 and an operator
• Be able to attend at least 10 of the 12 NAC meetings each year. will assist you.
• Assist with NAC sponsored events throughout the year • Restore • Repair • Renew (NEW) “Restore • Repair • Renew” is a new initiative of the City of
• Serve a term of service for 2 years. Philadelphia and Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) to help Philadelphia homeowners
• Understand that all decisions will be made by consensus. access low-interest loans to invest in their properties. (See Article which appears in this issue)
• And agree that no more than one person per organization may serve at the
same time. ♦ Next SW RCO Zoning Mtg: Mon. Apr 8, 2018 6:30 p.m. 12th Police Dist. 6448 Woodland Ave
March 22, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 9


The City’s efforts to keep residents in their homes by lowering utility bills extend March 23, 2019: 2019 Block Captain Rally - March 23, 2019 - Convention Center
beyond physical improvements to homes and apartments. DHCD supports the Ener-
gy Coordinating Agency’s (ECA) Neighborhood Energy Center at SWCDC, through April 6, 2019: 11th Annual Philly Spring Clean Up
which residents can complete applications to seek bill payment assistance, learn April 8, 2019: RCO Zoning Meeting, 12th Police Dist. Woodland & 65th St.
how to conserve water, gas and electricity, and obtain energy counseling. Low In-
come Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) April 9, 2019: Neighborhood Advisory Sub-Committee (NAS) Meeting @ SWCDC
LIHEAP vs Crisis Do you know the difference?). LIHEAP Crisis assistance provides May 11, 2019: 12th Police District PMBC Block Cleanup - 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
a qualified applicant with a grant for paying their heating or utility bills in less time
than alternative solutions. The goal of Crisis assistance is to help a family keep their June 6, 2019: Junior Block Captain Fun Day
service on while they apply for longer term help.
Crisis eligibility:
• The applicant needs to be threatened with disconnection of their utility or Job Counseling : In our Job Center, Southwest CDC employment advisors provide
heating service. They may have also received a shut-off or disconnection notice access to myPlace, JobGateway, and CareerLink services, one-on-one job counsel-
from their utility or gas provider. ing, resume and cover letter creation, interview preparation and job search work-
shops. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Info: 215-729-0800.
• The individual applying for assistance must currently have their heating or utility
service disconnected, broken heating equipment, or lack heat in their home or In our computer center, we have an number of computers which are available for
apartment. In these cases, they will need help in reactivating their utility or heating job seekers and residents who are seeking to improve their employment documen-
service. The application deadline for LIHEAP Crisis assistance is April 12, 2019 or tation. The Job Center computers are equipped with rapid internet access and offer
until funds run out. Bring to Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave. 19142 a full range of word processing software.

Free Criminal Record Expungement & Sealing Clinic

23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the pungement for non-convictions with
MARCH 23 Myers Recreation Center, 58th St.
and Kingsessing Ave. “Attendees can
no arrests in the past 5 years; some
2nd and 3rd degree misdemeanors
learn how the pardon process works in may be sealed if 10 years have passed;
en. Anthony Williams and Rep. Pennsylvania and how to get a pardon no current criminal charges; not while
Joanna McClinton will host a for past convictions,” noted Rep. Mc- serving probation time.
free Criminal Record Expunge- Clinton on her website. To obtain more information or
ment and Sealing Clinic for residents Eligibility requirements include: reserve assistance, call Sen. Williams’
of Philadelphia on Saturday, March Philadelphia County offenses only; ex- office at (215) 492-2980.

Own Your Own Home

Attend a
First Time Home Buyer
Saturday, April 13
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 Southwest CDC
your lender and even if you are just a
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- ♦ Understand the home buying process
selors, pro bono attorneys and the
City’s Office of Housing and Community ♦ Understand the role of Credit/Savings
Development staff behind you. ♦ Take advantage of 1st Time Home
Buyer Settlement Grants
Call today to set up an appointment at ♦ Loans: Availability & How to qualify
729--0800 ♦ Financing Options
Southwest Community Development Corp. Info: Phone Wydia: 215-729-0180
6328 Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA 19142
Or email
10 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS March 22, 2019

What you need to know Community Night at

about the PA Real ID Paschalville Library
he Department of Homeland Se- four years, plus any remaining time on By Jackson Adams event:

curity has mandated that all states your regular license if it wasn’t already • Legal issues such as applying for
be compliant with its Real ID li- expired. After you pay the one-time $30 n April 11, 2019, the Pas- green cards and citizenship and
censing program to improve the security charge, the price of renewal will drop chalville Partnership (PP) will securing photo ID.
of state-issued driver’s licenses and re- back to the usual $30.50. be hosting a community night • English classes and adult education
duce identity fraud. For Pennsylvanians, In order to apply for a Real ID, you’ll at the Paschalville Library, located on instruction.
that’ll require a trip to PennDOT. have to provide additional documenta- 70th street and Woodland Avenue. • Employment services, such as ca-
The DMV began issuing the new cards tion, including: The event will be held from 4:00 p.m. reer counseling and skills training.
in March 2019. Important disclaimer: 1. Proof of identity (one of the following) – 6:30 p.m. and is comprised of fun • Family issues, such as rental ten-
Real IDs are optional. According to the • birth certificate (with raised seal) activities, useful information, and ant rights, safety in the home (e.g.,
Real ID Act, you won’t be required to • passport giveaways. In addition to the event, smoke detectors), child care and
upgrade in Pennsylvania by the stated • certificate of citizenship participants will be able to take a tour preschool, food pantries, and el-
October 2020 deadline. But residents • certificate of naturalization of the Job Readiness Lab and will be derly services.
who don’t upgrade won’t be able to use 2. An original Social Security card given as well an opportunity to sign • Education, including earning a
their licenses to board a plane or enter a 3. Two proofs of current address (two of up for library cards. GED, applying for college and qual-
military facility. A new license will run the following) The Paschalville Partnership is a ifying for financial aid, and trans-
you $60.50 — as opposed to the usual • current driver’s license Free Library-led collaboration of a ferring post-secondary credentials
$30.50 PennDOT renewal fee — because group of organizations working to earned in a foreign country.
it’ll include a one-time $30 Pa. Real WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW transform services for job seekers in • Health, including free clinics and
ID charge. The Real IDs will last you CONTINUES ON PAGE 15 Southwest Philadelphia. low-cost services, immunization,
“We would like the event to fea- and mental health services.
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School  
ture a resource fair of organizations Any organizations that wish to par-
providing information and answering ticipate in the event should send an
Attention: Food Service Management Companies questions on issues that are of inter- email to There
est and concern to the community.” is no cost to any organizations that
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School is requesting Because of this, the PP is inviting want to participate and lite refresh-
proposals for school food service management services. The Food organizations that do work in the ments will be provided to staff of
Service Management Company will provide management services following areas to participate in the participating organizations.
according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
regulations and guidelines, as well as the Pennsylvania Department
of Education policies and guidelines. Food Service Management SWCDC Awarded State Grant
Companies and/or their representatives may submit proposals to: for Housing Study
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School By Steven Kuzmicki creating future housing and revital-

In C/O FSMC Contact ization strategies and programs that
7101 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142 he Southwest Community will benefit the community. SWCDC
The Pennsylvania Department of Education reserves the right to Development Corporation was is currently developing a request for
recently awarded a $10,000 bids from professional planning firms
accept or reject any and/or all proposals or to accept the proposal matching grant from the PA Depart- and expects to have the study un-
that it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of the ment of Community & Economic derway by the end of May. The study
school district. Development to complete a compre- should take 6-9 months to complete,
hensive affordable housing planning and neighborhood residents and
A walk-through meeting is scheduled 3/8/19 at 2:00 pm at 7101 study for Southwest Philadelphia. stakeholders will have the opportuni-
Paschall Ave. Philadelphia PA, 19142. The study will document housing ty to have input and provide feedback
conditions in Southwest Philadelphia at various community meetings and
All proposals must be submitted no later than insert 2:00 pm due including neighborhoods that are be- forums. A schedule of those meet-
on 3/26/19. All proposals should be delivered in a sealed envelope ing gentrified and will identify those ings will be publicized in the South-
neighborhoods where low-moderate west Globe Times, so be sure to stay
and addressed to Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School income residents are in danger of be- tuned! For more information contact
and be clearly marked: Food Service Management Proposal. ing displaced due to rising home val- Steve Kuzmicki at steven@south-
ues. The study will serve as a guide to
March 22, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11

Yard Trees
et a free yard tree!
Each spring (April to
strives to reach 30% tree
canopy coverage in every
new ways
May) and fall (Octo- Philadelphia neighborhood.
ber to November), TreePhilly On Thursday, May 2, 2019,
works with community
groups across Philadelphia to
distribute over 1,000 free yard
Southwest CDC located at
6328 Paschall Avenue will be
distributing 25 yard trees from
trees through our Community 4 pm to 6 pm. Note - Prior-
Yard Tree Giveaway Program. ity is for residents of 19153, TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HIV?
Yard trees provided through 19143, and 19142.
this program must be planted If you have limited mobility
in the ground on private and cannot pick up and plant Learn about PrEP & PEP
property in Philadelphia. Yard
trees may not be planted in a
your tree, we are offering a free
delivery and planting service.
They may be just what you need! PrEP vs PEP
container or in the sidewalk Click here to find out more Contact
or public right-of-way. OR call the TreePhilly office or Neighborhood United
PrEP stands for PEP stands for
This season, we’re continu- email our office and leave your @ 215-724-7430
Pre-Exposure Post-Exposure
ing to build on the success of name and address and we will

Prophylaxis Prophylaxis
our community partnership mail you a paper application. neighborhood
model in order to better serve Number: 215 683 0217 Email: united It means taking It means taking
neighborhoods most in need . To regis-
of trees. Launched in response ter for a tree call Mark Harrell antiretroviral antiretroviral
to the Office of Sustainability’s ASAP at (215)-729-0804 or medicines (ART) medicines (ART)
Greenworks Plan, TreePhilly email BEFORE being AFTER being

List of Available Trees at SWCDC COLOURS

potentially potentially
LARGE exposed to HIV to exposed to HIV to
@ 215-832-0100
Betula nigra - River birch 1 prevent prevent becoming
For more information related
Nyssa sylvatica - Black gum 1
to these medical breakthroughs!!! becoming infected. infected.
Quercus phellos - Willow oak 1
Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam 3
A BRIGHTER AND PrEP has been shown to reduce HIV
Chionanthus virginicus - White fringetree 3 infection by up to 92% in people who engage
Cornus kousa - Kousa dogwood 2 in high risk behaviors.
Cornus mas - Cornelian-cherry dogwood 0
Cercis canadensis - Eastern Redbud 2
PEP: If you are HIV negative (-) and may
Pyrus pyrifolia ‘Shinseiki’ - Asian Pear 2 have been exposed to HIV, PEP can help to
Pyrus communis ‘Harrow Sweet’ - European Pear 2 stop HIV before it infects your body. To be
Prunus persica var. nectarina - Nectarine 5
effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours
Prunus salicina - Plum 3 neighborhood
of exposure.

5214 Woodland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: 215-724-7430
Fax: 215-729-1995
Providing quality services


The Globe Times Welcomes Information About Your Community
to the community since 1988
Neighborhood United is a program partner of the
Urban Affairs Coalition and funded by the
The COLOURS Organization, Inc.
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 910
Philadelphia, PA 19107
City of Philadelphia’s Department of
Events & Activites! We publish every other Fridays. The
Deadline For New Bulletin Board Items is the Wednesday
Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office.
before publication dates.
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper COMMUNITY NEWS March 22, 2019

Hattie Luke – Loving Others Midway Through her 100th Year

t’s seldom if ever that a journalist has orated her walls. At this point, the only
the privilege of spending time with item that is back up is her treasured
a centenarian willing to share life photo collage of blue-dressed FYI
stories. That occasion found the Globe friends who keep her company while
Times in the cozy quarters of 100-year she eats, reads or watches TV. Her
old Hattie Luke at her Presby’s Inspire other son, “EJ” lives in Jacksonville FL
Life Apartments this month for a quiet but does get up for a long visit around
hour with this accomplished lady. birthday time every August.
Reminiscing about her early life As we sat there together, both son
growing up on her grandfather’s family Anderson and an FYI friend Ruth
farm in Georgia, she recounted, “With Garvin phoned to check on how she
the produce and herb gardens, sugar was doing. “Hattie was FYI,” Garvin
syrup from cane fields, plus cows, goats, emphasized. Both calls ended with a
pigs, and chickens, we were able to profusion of heartfelt “I love you’s on
grow almost everything we needed to both sides of the connection.
eat. We almost never went to the store During the course of the conversa-
to buy food.” Hattie noted that while tion, Hattie paid tribute to the staff at
her great grandfather was probably a Presby’s Inspired Life’s four afford-
slave, rather remarkably, her grandfa- able housing apartment complex. “I
ther actually owned that farm – that is especially want to thank Ruth James
he wasn’t a sharecropper like most of who was our director for many years
his Black contemporaries in the South. before she left recently,” she stressed.
Living here in Philadelphia since “She was a wonderful person and I
1936, Hattie is blessed by having her wish her the best!”
beloved son Anderson residing in the As to some advice for the next
Philadelphia area. “He’s the one who generations, “Young people must give
picks me up and takes me to the doc- respect and pay attention to their
tor or shopping when I need to go,” parents,” she counseled. I pray every
Hattie Luke surrounded by just a few of the awards he has garnered through her years of service to the
she said gratefully. “I don’t get around Southwest community. Here, she holds a William Penn statuette given by the City and displays citations day to God for parents, because it’s so
easily these days so he’s a real blessing.” from both the state senate and house, plus a warm letter from U.S. Senator Robert Casey upon her difficult for them today. My hope is
Hattie used public transportation to get 100th’birthday last summer. that we can get youth back into our
around the city for years. She remem- In addition to having Anderson near with produce and treats. Since the churches where they can gain wisdom
bering that as the first President of the her, Hattie is surrounded by friends in church had no budget for that, we paid and learn the basics of their faith in an
Bartram Village Residents Association the “FYI” women’s group at Mt. Zion out of our pockets… we did what we atmosphere of love.”
she and other volunteers had to person- Baptist Church on Woodland Avenue. had to do! When the Presbys manage- It’s where they can read the Bible
ally put their school-age children on the “We used to make house calls on ment decided to repaint her apartment and the way that they should live! “In
Lindbergh Avenue buses and trolleys to people who got sick or were invalids,” last year, she had to take down the the end, it’s all about love,” Hattie Luke
make sure they were safe. she mused. We would supply them hundreds of photographs that had dec- reflected. “Love.” “Love.” “Love.”

Southwest Service Groups Provide Lunch to Seniors

he International Institute The Luncheon included a presenta- dropped in to give the seniors a spe-
for Advance Instruction tion by the Evelyn Graves Theater of cial greeting.
(TIIAI) teamed with Gate- “Let My People Go” from a Harriet TIIAI and Gateway to Re-Entry
way to Re-Entry for their monthly Tubman Re-enactment. Greg Thomp- have been serving meals to seniors at
senior luncheon on Friday, March son, a local committeeperson shared The Presbyterian Greenway Building
8, 2019. Close 50 elegant elderlies that the play he wrote and directed for 3 years. Director Carol Simmons
seniors filled the meeting room will again be presented. gave a special shout out to volunteers
at the Presbyterian Inspired Life The seniors received fresh fruit and Florence (Flo), Kathy, Brenda, Thur-
Greenway Apartments on 58th and vegetables to take home and had the selle, Craig, Regina, Tristen, Howard,
enjoyed a full luncheon with fried option to select jewelry and clothes. James, and Tiffany. “We thank every- A polite and properly garbed volunteer serves a
chicken, couscous, green salad, In addition, they received a gift bag one who donates and our volunteers delicious lunch to seniors at the Presby’s Inspired
Life Apartment earlier this month. It’s a regular
homemade rolls, pound cake and filled with personal items. for their dedication and commit- blessing from TIIAI and Gateway to Re-Entry to the
banana pudding. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell ment,” said Dr. Simmons. grateful elderly residents
March 22, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

• MARCH 23: Block Captains Rally (Philadelphia-wide): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. kids age 8 and up. No registration or equipment required. Info:
Philadelphia Convention Center, 11th & Arch Sts. Info: heinz/visit/upcomingevents.html

• MARCH 23: Enrichment Program for Students, K-12 (every Saturday Morning through • MARCH 31: Journey to Freedom - A Dynamic Play: 7:00 p.m. New Beginnings Sanctuary
May). 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, The Common Place, 58th St. & Chester Ave. (Entrance off of Praise Church, 7282 Woodland Avenue. Tickets: $10.00 for adults, $5.0 for children over
58th St.) FREE, One-on-One tutoring, games, bible study, art activities. Breakfast/Lunch 5 yrs. Contact Greg Thompson 484-381-0037
provided. Details: Sharell Shippen
• MARCH 31: Dog Walk at Heinz Refuge “Become a BARK Ranger!” 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
• MARCH 23: “Literacy Lab” Reading Help for grade 1-3 children to progress more rapidly Explore the refuge’s many miles of trails and learn about safe practices. Dogs of all sizes
(FREE): 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. (2 sessions) Kingsessing Library, 1201 S 51st St. (between are welcome. Email to register.
Kingsessing & Chester Aves.) Info. 215-685-2690
• APRIL 1: Magic & Puppets at Eastwick Library: 4:30 p.m. Talented Dave Carr will
• MARCH 23: Men’s Breakfast, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Agape Int’l Baptist Church 6848 Elmwood amaze you with magic, puppetry, and ventriloquism. Families welcome. 2851 Island Ave.
Ave. Free for men of all ages: food, music, inspirational words. Contact: 215-365-1824 (entrance from Lindbergh Blvd. Info: 215-685-4170

• MARCH 23: Free Criminal Record Expungement & Sealing Clinic. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 • APRIL 3: Financial Empowerment Interactive Workshop – Blanche Nixon Library:
p.m. Myers Rec. Center, 58th St. and Kingsessing Ave. Sponsored by Rep. McClinton/Sen. 6:00 p.m. Take control of your financial situation. Credit repair, reduce debt, build wealth.
Williams. For Phila. Residents: Info: 215-365- (See Article, page 9 this issue for eligibility) Snacks. (FREE) 5800 Cobbs Creek P’way (59th St. & Baltimore Ave.) Info: 215-685-1973

• MARCH 24: Birding by Ear with Gregg Gorton: Heinz Wildlife Refuge: 8:00 – 10:00 • APRIL 4: Explore Virtual Reality with Oculus Rift – Blanche Nixon Library: 4:00 p.m.,
am. Meet by visitor center, walk at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Wear comfortable shoes Exciting experience with cutting edge video technology (FREE) 5800 Cobbs Creek P’way
& dress in layers. Binoculars available on loaned at front desk. No registration required. (59th St. & Baltimore Ave.) Info: 215-685-1973
• APRIL 6: Nature Hour at Heinz Refuge “Nature Tots” 10:00 – 11:00 am. Children ages
• MARCH 25: Dance for Health – Free & Open to All - Every Monday: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 3-5 & adult explore nature with a refuge ranger! story-times, crafts, hikes, and more! 8601
Sponsored By Penn Nursing at The Common Place 58th & Chester Ave. (Parking entrance Lindbergh Blvd., Registration is required. email,
off 58th St.) Refreshments. Info: Terri 215-898-2259
• APRIL 9: Foster Parent Information Sessions (alsoApril 16): 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., theVillage Preheim
• MARCH 27: Spring Festival at Blanch Nixon Library. 4:00 p.m. Fun filled evening with Center, 6517 Chester Ave., Info/Sign up: 215-730-2240 or email
stories, games & treats (FREE) 5800 Cobbs Creek P’way (59th St. & Baltimore Ave.) Info:
215-685-1973 • APRIL 10: 12th District Police Service Area #3 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. Meyers Recreation
Center, 58th & Kingsessing Avenue. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Galie
• MARCH 27: Small Business Workshop: 10:30 am – 11:30 a.m. Lending options available
to small business owners, including microloans on a group basis. Southwest CDC, 6328
Paschall Ave. Reserve to assure a seat. Light refreshments, Text name & number to • APRIL 10: Read with a Wildlife Ranger at Paschalville Library: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Nature stories
267.440.6906 or phone 215 729 0800 and crafts Free and no registration needed! 70th St. & Woodland Ave. Info: (215) 685-2662

• MARCH 27: Small Business Workshop: 10:30 am – 11:30 a.m. Lending options available • APRIL 11: Community Night – Paschalville Library (No sign-up – All Welcome! 4:00
to small business owners, including microloans on a group basis. Southwest CDC, 6328 – 6:30 p.m. 70th Street and Woodland Ave., FREE Face painting, story time for kids;
Paschall Ave. Reserve to assure a seat. Light refreshments, Text name & number to refreshments; Job Readiness Lab tour. Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
267.440.6906 or phone 215 729 0800
• APRIL 13: Volunteer Day - Bartram’s Garden 9:30 – 12:00 noon, Dress for outdoor activities,
• MARCH 28: Weight Loss, Nutritious Eating & Healthy Dieting Classes (FREE) Mercy if available bring work gloves. Under 18 years with adult. Info: 215-726-5281 or register:
Philadelphia Hospital. 12:00 Noon, Henderson Room, 501 S 54th St. Keeping weight OFF! Second-Saturday-Volunteer-Day-09Mar2019
(Also, March 28) Info: 610.237.3641 or visit
• APRIL 15: SRUCOS Phundraising Night at the Phillies: 7:05pm. Please join SRUCOS Night
• MARCH 28: Nature 101: Intro to Archery at Heinz Refuge: 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Learn archery Out at the Phillies Game. All tickets $15:00. Reservations 484-463-7134 or email
skills FREE. USA Archery instructors will help you with basics. Families welcome with with questions. Proceeds benefit people diagnosed with breast cancer.
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper March 22, 2019

• APRIL 16: 12th District Police Service Area #1 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. ShopRite Supermarket foster care. For families where DHS has determined that there is an active safety threat.
Community Room, Penrose Plaza, Island Ave. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email fostercare@
Lt. Allen

• APRIL 16: 12th District Police Service Area #2 Meeting, 6:00 p. m Paschalville Library, • Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00 Noon,
70th & Woodland Avenue. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Butts PPD.12. Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.
• Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for individuals and families; behavioral
• APRIL 17: Free Legal Advice – Phila, Bar Association’s LegalLine (Emphasis on TAX therapy for children, adolescents & adults, medication management, psychiatric
LAW) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For Greater Phila. Area residents Call (215) 238-6333. (Also, low services; trauma focused treatment: theVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., (215) 730-2326,
rate referrals weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (215) 238-6333) email or visit website:

• APRIL 17: Bartram High School Alumni Association - Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony • The John Bartram HS Class of January, 1959 (Honey’s Class), 60th reunion, April,
10:45 a.m. Bartram High Auditorium, 2401 S. 67th St. Five students and one teacher being 2019. Seeking lost classmates. Forward information to Joe Mongeluzi at 610-284-7634
honored. Info: Bernard Diggs, Wall of Fame Chair, “

• APRIL 25: 12h District Police Service Area #4 Meeting, 6:30 p.m Kingsessing Library, 1201 • Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
South 51st Street. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Kelly individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or visit

• Spring Job Fair – Resurrection Community Church, SEPTA, Year Up, DunWoody, • Foster Parent Information Sessions: Each month, the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the
Office of Safe Schools, Youth Enrichment Program, Inc. Elwyn, etc.11:00 - 2:00 p.m. 6200 Month, 5:00 to 7:00 pm Location: theVillage Preheim Center located at 6517 Chester
Dicks Avenue. Information: Lalita Boykin, 267 918- 8629 Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email to sign up or for more
• Job Available: Environmental Education Specialist - Heinz Wildlife Refuge: Required:
Over 18 with HS diploma or GED. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Info:brianna_ or 267-969-3204. Applications:

• Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School,
6601 Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200

• Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults
Can Learn to Read at

• Full Employment Services/MyPLACE: Expanded Job Center at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall
Ave. Free access to internet; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Info: or 215-729-0800

• 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-
0800 or or 267-419-7084.

• Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/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:

• Affordable Internet Access & Computers for families, veterans, seniors: Comcast
Internet Essentials: $9.95/ month No Credit Check, no application fees, free hookup. www.


• In-Home Family Services: Family Empowerment (FES) and Home Protective (IHPS)
services to strengthen and stabilize families and preventing children’s placement in
March 22, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

The Talk: Parents, Sons and the Police!

he Philadelphia Department of
Behavioral Health and Intellec-
tual disAbility Services Engaging
Males of Color (EMOC) initiative, in
collaboration with First Person Arts, RENTAL MANAGEMENT
organized “The Talk: Parents, Sons West, Southwest, Northeast, South Philadelphia & University City
and the Police,” the twelfth event in the
series BEyond Expectations. This series
is designed to raise awareness of mental
health and wellness for men and boys
of color, reduce stigma, and create safe Addressing their child in the audience,
spaces for honest conversations about the parent said: “any land you stand on 5601 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153
issues affecting MOC. is good land.” Real Estate
“The Talk,” hosted by Southwest Audience members shared their Since 1976
CDC, featured a line-up of storytellers own experiences during the talkback Licensed Broker
sharing their personal narratives about portion of the event, including parents
the challenges parents and guardians and guardians who attended with their
face when speaking to children about sons. One of the attendees found out
interactions with law enforcement. One during the event that their teenage
parent shared a story about having to child, who was also present, had already
have “the talk” with their child’s friends, had a run-in with police. Community
worried that their behavior could members connected with the panelists,
someday imperil their own child. An- and with one another, as they shared
other parent discussed how they never their fears and hopes for their children.
had to worry about how their daughter In addition, the Pennsylvania Human
had to deal with law enforcement—“ Relations Commission had a resource
until Sandra Bland happened.” table and officers from the 12th Police
One parent talked about an emotion- District were also in attendance to offer
al anecdote about their family watching personal stories and support for the
the unrest in Baltimore on T.V. follow- attendees.
ing the Freddie Gray tragedy, and how EMOC is currently preparing for
their young children asked what would our next Beyond Expectations event,
happen to their recently adopted Afri- slated for Thursday, April 18, with a
can American brother when he grew theme of MOC Living with an Intellec-
up. Another parent talked about the tual disAbility. For more information, Willam A Rowell
We have the “keys” to the city!!
time they were stopped by the police follow EMOC on twitter @emocphilly
with their child in the car, and the stress and on the website, Rowell Management Company
and anguish they felt at that moment. emocphilly
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW million people — the agency may Office: 215.726.8817 Cell: 215.726.7273
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 10 already have documents on file. If Fax: 215.726.1277 6439 Paschall Ave.
you’re in that group, you can go on- Philadelphia, PA 19142
• Pa. vehicle registration line to check if your docs are there,
• auto insurance card and if so, fill out a form so that
• computer-generated utility bill PennDOT can mark your record as ABANDONED BOAT
• tax records “verified.” If you’re lucky enough to
• a W-2 form have that status, you’ll be able to ap- A 16-foot Lund boat with hull
ID #PA 2681CX and vin # LU-
• lease or mortgage documents ply for and receive Real ID via mail.
NA0281J687 was abandone at
4. Documents showing all legal name If you’re planning to fly after Oc- 5441 Beaumont St., Phila, Pa 19143.
changes tober 2020 and you want to board If the boat is not claimed by the
• For residents who received their without a passport, you’ll need to owner in 30 days I will apply for
first PA driver’s license or ID card get to the DMV, show all that extra new ownership. Contact Michael at
after September 2003 — which identifying documentation, and pay 215 421 2121.
PennDOT estimated is around 3.5 the $60.50.
Winter Clearance
BED with hooks 8-Foot Long Insulated
PILLOWS $599 (Values to $2999) $1499 CURTAINS
& UP
$1899 (Blackout)
(Were $999)
Special Group $499 BED IN BAGS $999
63” or 84” Lengths
(Values to $1999)
Twin - Full - Queens - Kings
Sheer, HAND TOWELS $3499 & up 3 pc
Embroidered 2 for$499 SETS
Thick & Thirsty Assorted Colors
(Values to $2399) $1099 $399 $ 9 99


$699 $499 ASSORTED
SHEET 84” Long (Regularly $54.99)
1099 $ 899 Values to $1599

3 PC. Printed
with hooks
Deep Pockets • 600 Thread Count
$2499& UP 799
Values to
1899 & UP
63” & 84”
2 for $999 Lengths
$1599 & up
Now 50% off Full & Queen
SETS $3999& UP
$1199 PANELS
FREE LAYAWAYS !! 2 for $999 84” Long

OPEN MON.— SAT. 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

215-726-3900 6129-31 Woodland Avenue

You might also like