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Cornerstone Christian Paschalville Job Fair Kingsessing Library Paschalville Library

Academy Celebrates The Paschalville Library Fights the “Summer Receives Grant for
its 30th Job Fair is usually held Slide” Restoration
Cornerstone has served twice a year The Paschalville Library
more than 6,500 is over 100 years old
students and it desperately needs
attention.
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SOUTHWEST CDC MAY 17, 2019

BRINGING GOOD NEWS TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1945

OPINION 60-Year-Old
Southwest Grandmother
Pay Attention or Gentrification Could Sneak
Up on You
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COMMUNITY
Transportation Improvements are coming to Named Cheyney
University’s Valedictorian
Island Avenue
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M
Calling all unsung heroes, legendary
community members, and wisdom-bearers! s. Rhonda E. Davis gradu- Philadelphia, where she received
PAGE 7 ated with two degrees. On an Associate’s Degree. She lived on
Saturday, May 11, 29019, campus where she inspired many
COMING UP & the 60-year-old budding artist and of her fellow students. She would
BULLETIN BOARD writer not only graduated from often tutor other students and give
PAGE 13, 14 Cheyney University, the nation’s old- them advice about life and stay-
est historically black college but also ing on the right track. She earned
served as its valedictorian. Ms. Davis a degree in graphic design and one
grade-point average was aA near- in fine arts. She visited Cheney
perfect 3.97. University in the 70s and fell in 60-Year-Old Southwest Grandmother Rhonda
After telling her husband that she love with the school. Davis, with a near-perfect GPA (3.97), named
Cheyney University’s 2019 Valedictorian
planned on going to college to earn The graduation ceremony was a
her degree, he decided to leave her, culmination of a long journey for She hopes that her story inspires
but that didn’t stop this grandmother Rhonda. Pursuing her dream wasn’t others to take charge of their lives.
of 11 from achieving her dream. Her easy. Her mother had her at the age “Nothing changes, if nothing chang-
husband died nearly a year ago and of 16. She was the oldest of six chil- es,” she said during her speech at
she wishes he could see her now. dren and once she was a teenager she the graduation ceremony. “You have
Rhonda moved out of her Southwest had to start working to help provide to be the person who initiates that
Philadelphia home and into a dorm for her younger siblings. She put change.” Her children and grand-
at the University, living alongside her education aside to care for her children were all in attendance at
teens fresh out of high school. family. When Davis’s own children her commencement ceremony and
She was awarded a scholarship got older and her husband started her mother live-streamed the event
through Cheyney University’s working with SEPTA, she wanted to from her Virginia Beach home. Ms.
Keystone Honors Academy after try something new and believed that Davis has plans to pursue a Master’s
excelling at Community College of education was the answer. Degree in fine arts.
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Pay Attention or Gentrification Could Sneak Up on You


D
o you get calls, flyers or much investment in the commu- If you own:
visitors offering to buy your nity for a long time. Now outsiders • Don’t be tempted to sell your
house? This is a sign that the are drawn to the low-cost housing. house. Moving will cause you to
neighborhood is changing. Have you They are not going to be interested lose the equity you have in the
seen new, white neighbors walking in the vacant houses, they are being house (especially as values in-
down your block? While it’s certainly drawn to the homes that have been crease). There won’t be as many af-
not a problem to have white neigh- maintained with care by the people fordable homes left in the City and
bors, it’s what is likely to follow them living in them. The roof repairs, the property taxes in the suburbs
that could become a problem for new windows,and plumbing repairs are three to six times higher.
many living in Southwest. have already been done at the ex- • Advocate for eliminating the
Census Tract 74, which is the area isting homeowners’ expense. Oust- City’s 10-year tax abatement. This
a couple of blocks in all directions ing people is easier than rehabbing encourages the redevelopment of
around 50th and Woodland Avenue, a house. neighborhoods and rewards people
had 9% white population in 2012, Those that do rehab or move into minority people were displaced from who are coming to Philadelphia
but for the last 5 years, 51% of the a rehabbed house won’t have to pay Washington, DC. Between 1990 and from New York City and Washing-
home buyers are white. The new property taxes for 10 years, while 2011, the proportion of Black resi- ton, DC because housing is much
homeowners have a 37% higher in- you will be paying yours in full. dents in all Oakland, CA neighbor- less expensive.
come than the existing residents. Around the country, Blacks are hoods fell by nearly 40 percent. The If you rent:
The more disinvestment in a being forced out of cities in signifi- rent on a single room occupancy • Your landlord will be raising the
neighborhood the more profit- cant numbers. 119,000 fewer Blacks unit in San Francisco is now $1,000 rent. Advocate for rent control
able it is to gentrify. As Southwest live in New Orleans than lived there per month and going up, forcing policies so that you are not forced
residents know, there has not been in 2000. Since the year 2000, 20,000 minorities to the far suburbs. out of your home and the neigh-
Around Philadelphia, Blacks are borhood.
being forced out of their neighbor- • Consider buying a house as soon
hoods. Much of North and South as you are able. You can still buy
Philadelphia is gentrifying and the houses in decent condition in
new, white residents have signifi- Southwest for $80,000. For that
cantly higher incomes that than the price, your monthly payment will
Bringing “Good News” to our Community for over 70 years
former residents. be around $700 per month, way
6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142 If you want to stay in Southwest less than rents will be.
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Email: globe.times@yahoo.com and reap the benefits that new, If you are interested in buying a
more affluent neighbors will bring house, contact Southwest CDC, for
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A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON
HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Join the Philadelphia Special Victims Unit for a


parent-only* discussion on the reality of trafficking
and how we can protect our youth.

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019


6 P.M. - 8 P.M.
Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
2601 S. 58th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Event is free and open to the public


*This is an adult-only conversation; staff will be available to monitor children.
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Transportation Improvements are Coming to Island Avenue


P
lease attend the Public Open A meeting with community and
House: Wednesday, May 22, business stakeholders was held on
2019, between 6:00pm and April 23, 2019 at the John Heinz
9:00pm, at the John Heinz National National Wildlife Refuge to discuss
Wildlife Refuge. the project, review the preliminary
The City of Philadelphia has fed- design and gather input. Staff from
eral funding to make transportation the City of Philadelphia Streets De-
improvements along Island Avenue partment and their consultants along
to reduce congestion and improve with SEPTA staff were available to
safety for all modes of transporta- explain the plan, answer questions
tion. As part of this project, traffic and gather input.
signals are being improved, intersec- On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, be-
tions are being simplified with short- tween 6:00pm and 9:00pm, the public Participants in the Island Avenue Improvement Project Stakeholder Meeting, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at
er pedestrian crossing distances, and is invited to attend an open house the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum (Auditorium). The Island Avenue Improvement Project
a shared trail is being provided for at the John Heinz National Wildlife is being managed by the Philadelphia Streets Department, with funding through the Federal Highway
Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.
pedestrians and cyclists. Landscaped Refuge (8601 Lindbergh Boulevard,
areas and upgrading pavement Philadelphia, PA 19153) for the Island Department and their consultants ability will be on hand to discuss the
markings as well as street lights will Avenue Improvement Project. Dur- along with SEPTA staff are eager to City’s Vision Zero program. Light
be included. Improvements made ing this event, attendees will have the engage with members of the public to Refreshments will be served and some
as part of this project will allow for opportunity to view the design, ask ensure project success. In addition, the activities will be provided for children
SEPTA’s future Trolley Moderniza- questions and provide comments. Staff City of Philadelphia’s Office of Trans- in attendance.
tion enhancements. from the City of Philadelphia Streets portation, Infrastructure, and Sustain- Everyone is encouraged to attend!

TreePhilly & Southwest CDC Close


Annual Yard Tree Giveaway
S
outhwest CDC and TreePhilly has officially completed the 15th giveaway
season with a Free Yard Tree Giveaway on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Launched in response to the Office of Sustainability’s Greenworks Plan,
TreePhilly strives to reach 30% tree canopy coverage in every Philadelphia neigh-

215536554008 borhood. The Community Yard Tree Giveaway program empowers Philadelphia
community groups to host free yard tree giveaways in their neighborhoods.
QUOTE HOT LINE Through this program, groups can partner with TreePhilly to help green their
neighborhood by distributing trees to neighbors, friends, and families. TreePhilly
provides FREE trees, event support, mulch, education, and a $200-500 grant
award. Partners are responsible for hosting and promoting the event and connect-

LOW COST
On The Spot Registration Cards ing with their community. This season TreePhilly offered up to 12 grants to com-
munity groups to host yard tree giveaways in their neighborhoods between March
Drivers Licenses 25th and May 8th 2019. Southwest CDC sign up to giveaway 25 trees.
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License Suspensions Lifted AUTO INSURANCE
68th & Elmwood Ave Nelson’s Pendot Authorized Online Service
State and Service Fee Apply

At the Yard Tree Giveaway May 2 at Southwest CDC were TreePhilly Program Specialists Jack Braunstein
(right) and Marissa Wilson (left) with Adrian Parks, a SW block captain.
May 17, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 5

Paschalville Job Fair


by Ehud Adar, Adult and Teen Ser- participate in an “Employment Boot
vices Librarian, Camp,” a four-day work-force de-
Paschalville Branch Library velopment course at the Southwest

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CDC. This was a valuable resource for
aschalville Branch Library held receiving in-depth help on resumes
its annual Spring Job Fair this and cover letters, assistance signing-up
past Friday, May 3. An estimated for email and LinkedIn accounts, and
70 patrons and job-seekers showed up even tips on interview preparation and
to network and meet employers from how to dress professionally to meet
the community and throughout Phila- employers. The course was meant to
delphia. Nineteen different employers inspire confidence in any participant
and organizations from various job as they seek employment or a new ca-
sectors participated, including the reer, and some no doubt jumped right
United Postal Service (UPS), South- into the recent job fair armed with the
eastern Pennsylvania Transportation knowledge and skills that were just
Authority (SEPTA), the Philadelphia learned or had been strengthened.
Fire Department Recruitment Unit, In addition, many patrons were
Echelon Protection and Surveillance, familiar faces from frequent visits
Parent Child Home Program and Lov- to the Job Readiness Lab at the Pas-
ing Arms Elder Care. chalville Library, facilitated by Digital
Job-seekers discussed positions in Resource Specialist Omelio Alexander.
the fields of health-care, childcare The Job Readiness Lab is open Mon-
services, customer service, recruiting, day through Friday during all regular
public service, office administration, library business hours at the Pas- Employer helps job seeker at 2018 Job Fair
and education amongst others. Many chalville branch.
positions required just a high-school The Paschalville Library job fair is
diploma or equivalent, with no prior generally held twice a year, once in
experience necessary and the oppor- the fall and once in the spring. Partici-
tunity to train immediately on the job. pants are encouraged to visit the Job Jack was worried
Some patrons headed directly over to Readiness Labs at Paschalville Library
the Job Readiness Lab computers to and Southwest CDC for help with any when he learned
complete applications for the employ- of their job-seeking and professional
ers they had just met. development needs. Be on the look- he needed surgery,
Immediately leading up to the Job out for announcements regarding the
Fair, patrons were encouraged to next job fair to be held Fall 2019. but the expert
surgical care at
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Bartram’s Garden Spring Fest: Come visit us at


Paschalville Library…
We Must Care for Our Environment and get ready for summer!
Plants still available from annual spring sale
LJ Brubaker and Ted Behr Bartram’s Garden is home to the

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only freshwater tidal wetlands on the
mong the hundreds of visitors Lower Schuylkill River. The 1.5-acre
who came out to Bartram’s wetland was created in 1997 and fea-
Garden to partake in this tures native plants, including bulrush,
year’s Southwest Spring Fest weekend marsh grass, spatterdock, iris, hibis-
were representatives of the Philadel- cus, and marsh rose, as well as edibles
phia Mural Arts “Trash Academy.” including pawpaw, beach plums, and
Present as well were environmental persimmon.
activists associated with Philadelphia Wetlands are a critical part of our
Science Festival at the Franklin Insti- natural environment. They protect
tute promoting one of their programs tidal banks on waterways like the
which is particularly relevant to Schuylkill and Darby Creek from Summer of
Bartram’s, “Be A Wetland Scientist.” wave action, reduce the impacts of Wonder BBQ
Their activities were the educational
highlight on the Sunday Spring Fest
floods, absorb pollutants and improve
water quality. They provide habitat for
What’s happening Kick-Off
program, engaging plenty of curious animals and plants and many contain at Paschalville? Tuesday, June 4,
minds at the Garden to the impor- a wide diversity of life, supporting 4:00 p.m.
tance of studying the Schuylkill River plants and animals that are found • Crocheting for all ages
and how to keep it healthy. nowhere else. every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Visitors got a chance to play a maze Wetland protection is a major focus
game where they took on the role of trash in Southwest with the Environmental
• Book Club the last Wednesday of every month
traveling from its source into the wider Protection Agency remediation of the • Free summer reading activities and programs
waterways in order to better understand polluted Clearview Landfill Superfund for kids
pollution. Included in the event was using site, the Lower Eastwick Public Lands
giant round sections of discarded cor- Follow us on Facebook to find out about special
rugated plastic that could be connected to BARTRAM’S GARDEN
programs and events hosted by Paschalville Library.
build a colorful sculpture. CONTINUES ON PAGE 14

What else can you do at


Paschalville?
• Sign up for English Language Classes.
We have classes for all levels and backgrounds.
Beginners are welcome!
• Visit the Job Readiness Lab. We can help you
write a résumé, sign up for email, and search
for a job.

Paschalville hours:
Mon & Wed 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tues & Thurs 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fri & Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This program is made possible in part by the
(Saturday hours end June 8, 2019) Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Visitors to the Bartram’s Garden Spring Fest engage in a City “Trash Academy” exercise that emphasizes
the negative impact of single-use plastic items on our environment.
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Do you have a neighbor who
goes above and beyond? Calling all unsung heroes,
We want to hear from them! legendary community members,
The Free Library of Philadelphia and Paschalville Partnership invite
you to honor an unsung hero, legendary community member, and wisdom-bearers!
or wisdom-bearer who lives in the neighborhood served by By Annette Mattei cle, we want participants to tell us why

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Paschalville Library. Join us for a “story circle” celebration where they do what they do, what they love
we honor these neighbors by hearing their stories. ractically every block in our about our community, and what their
community has one – a neighbor hopes are for our community. We are
who goes above and beyond the looking to recruit up to six storytellers
Story Circle at Paschalville Library basic niceties of living close to one for our circle.
Thursday, May 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. another. Maybe it is the person who Participants do not need to prepare
cleans up the sidewalk each weekend. anything ahead of time, but we do
6942 Woodland Avenue Or the gardener who shares plants and encourage them to bring any item that
DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED flowers with neighbors. How about the might be helpful in telling their story.
person who organized the neighbor- First Person Arts, an arts organiza-
All are welcome. Event is free but you hood watch so kids can play outside, tion in the city, will lead the circle and
must sign up to attend. Register at or the neighbor everyone goes to when work to create a combined “commu-
Facebook.com/Paschalville or fill in the they need advice? nity story” for the theme.
form below and bring or send it to: There are countless stories of people The story circle will take place on
like this and we want to hear them! Thursday, May 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at
Paschalville Library Paschalville Library is hosting a first- Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland
6942 Woodland Avenue ever “story circle” where we will honor Avenue. Dinner will be provided to
Philadelphia, PA 19142 these neighbors by having them share all participants. All are welcome! The
their stories. Community members are event is free but you must register to
encouraged to register a fellow neigh- attend. Interested in participating? You
 bor whose story is worth celebrating. can register at Paschalville Library’s
What is a story circle? Quite simply, Facebook page (Facebook.com/Pas-
Paschalville Story Circle – it is a group of people sitting around chalville) or fill out the form in our ad
Registration Form in a circle and sharing stories about a
given topic or theme. For our story cir-
in this paper and bring or send it to
Paschalville Library.
Name of neighbor you are nominating:
___________________________________________________________
Tell us why you are nominating this person: ________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________
Your name: ___________________________________________________
Your phone: ________________________________________________
Your email: _________________________________________________

Someone from the Library


will call you back to set it up.

This program is made


possible in part by the
Institute of Museum and
Library Services.
First Person Arts will facilitate Story Circle on May 23rd.
8 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper May 17, 2019

Kingsessing Library Fights


the “Summer Slide”
Ben Remnsen the Soapbox Community Print Shop
Adult/Teen Librarian, and Zine Library (at 47th and King-
Library Manager sessing) will teach kids 12 to 19 years

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of age to create a “mini-zine,” a tiny
esearch shows that kids lose an book made from a single sheet of pa-
average of 20% of their school- per. Pizza and other refreshments will
year gains over summer vaca- be served.
tion. This “summer slide” tends to be Starting on June 3rd, kids of all ages
even slipperier in poor communities. can sign up for Summer Reading by
As summer approaches fast, the Free asking in person at the branch. All
Library of Philadelphia is gearing up children will get a card to keep tabs on
to fight that loss with Summer Read- their progress and to win prizes along
ing activities galore. the way. All teens will get a free book
Starting in June, The Kingsessing and a free pass for up to six people
branch of the Free Library – at 1201 S. to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
51st Street – will host daily Summer Teens who complete a Summer Read-
Reading activities for children, Mon- ing task will be entered into a raffle
day through Friday, at 3pm. Kids up to for free tickets to a Phillies game, one
11 years old will have fun while they entry for each activity completed.
learn with take-home crafts, creative Later in the summer, teens will get
challenges, and weird science. If camps the chance to share their reading rec-
wish to participate, they are requested ommendations while enjoying some
to call ahead at (215) 685-2690. water ice and other snacks at three
On Monday, June 3rd, the library Chat & Chill programs on Fridays
will host a Teen Summer Reading throughout the summer: June 21st,
Kick-Off at 4pm. A local artist from July 12th, and August 2nd.
May 17, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 9

Beer & Boats in Your Backyard – Free Classes on


What a Deal!
Bartram’s Garden Boat House is Bash is Back! How to Rehab Houses!
JUNE 6
Jumpstart is a model for community
W
hat a deal! Bartram’s Garden
at 5401 Lindbergh Blvd. has development that provides training,
billed itself as “Your Back
Yard” here in the Southwest. And what mentoring, networking, and financing
better place to celebrate Philadelphia Beer
Week on the Schuylkill River at Bartram‘s
options for aspiring local developers.
scenic boathouse and boardwalk. The A shot from last year’s Bartram’s Garden Boat &
Beer Bash. This year’s event will take place on the
date is Thursday, June 6 and the beer bash dock and on the water on Thursday, June 6 from 5
will run from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Beer & Boats is an awesome chance Mobile Bars, Philly Homebrew Outlet,
to breathe in some sweet summer air, and Dos Hermanos Tacos.
try local beer and ciders, and get a great The event also celebrates the impor-
view of the city skyline while paddling tance of our major rivers to our com-
out onto the water,” suggested June Man- munity life here in Greater Philadelphia.
sfield, Development Coordinator and Here in the city, 100% of the water we
Beer & Boats organizer. What could be use to drink, bathe, water our gardens,
a better way to help support the work of and yes - even brew beer - comes from Classes will be
Session 1 - June 5th
Bartram’s Garden than by spending an the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. It’s offered in three,
evening with family and friends on the hard to quantify just how important the  Create a Development
3-hour sessions
beautiful Lower Schuylkill?” health of these waterways is, not only Strategy and Identify
General admission is $15; Bartram’s for the citizens of Philadelphia but also on Wednesdays
Your Team
Garden members pay $10. Tickets for the untold quantities of plants, fish, from 2:00-5:00pm
include the cost of the first beer and a birds, amphibians, and other forms of  Source a Property
rowboat or kayak excursion out onto life that rely on this watershed in order and will be held at
Session 2 - June 12th
the Schuylkill River from our Com- to thrive. the offices of
munity Boathouse. All instruction and Bartram’s Garden invites its neighbors  Do Your Due Diligence
Southwest CDC
equipment is provided. Kids boat free to form a closer relationship with the  Find Your Financing
with a parent or guardian! Boating is River, with the goal of creating and em- 6328 Paschall Ave.
 Develop Design & Pro-
first-come-first-served; registering in powering stewards of our urban natural Philadelphia PA
advance is recommended to ensure a resources. The funds generated by Beer cure Permits
river outing.
Event partners: Cartesian Brewing,
& Boats will help further this work.
For more information, visit www.bar-
Residents of Session 3 - June 19th
Crime + Punishment Brewing Co., Sir tramsgarden.org or phone June at 215- Southwest are  Customize Construction
Charles Hard Cider, Sly Fox Brewing
Co., Dock Street Brewery, Yards Brewing
729-5281 x107 or email: jmansfield@
bartramsgarden.org.
preferred. First  Lease/Manage/Sell
Your Property
Co., Separatist Beer Project, Get Cozy timers only!

APPLY NOW!
WWW.JUMPSTARTSOUTHWEST.COM
For more information contact Steve Kuzmicki
215- 729-0736 or steven@southwestcdc.org
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Cornerstone Christian Academy Celebrates its 30th


By Ted Behr year of 1995. Teachers Constance

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and William Harper were recognized
ornerstone Christian Acad- for their steadfast service and leader-
emy has been providing ship with a “Inspire Hope Loyalty
superior academic education Award.”
and spiritual and social guidance for Keynote Speaker was Rev. Dr.
Southwest youngsters for the past 3 Bruce Main, president and CEO of
decades. They celebrated that an- Urban Promise. State Rep. Joanna
niversary at a dinner at Springfield McClinton presented the school
Country Club, May 2, with over 350 with a message of appreciation from
supporters, teachers and students. the State House of Representatives.
Also recognized were co-founders Among the speakers were Corner-
James Sweet and the Rev. Dr. Tony stone’s present board chair Peter
Campolo. Grim and current president and
Cornerstone has served more CEO Richard Ollinger.
than 6,500 students since 1988 at its For more information about Corner-
campus at 58th Street and Kingsess- stone phone 215-724-6858, visit www. At Cornerstone Christian Academy’s 30th Year Celebration, 6th Grader Safiatou Righter and music teacher
David Ford display a montage of sketches prepared by Cornerstone students in tribute to Ken Frazier,
ing Avenue and has graduated 375 cornerstonephiladelphia.com or email: Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., and a CCA founding board member who received the “Inspire Hope
youngsters since its first graduating info@cornerstonephiladelphia.com Legacy Award.” Mrs. Andréa Frazier and Mr. Frazier flank the CCA pair.

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May 17, 2019 COMMUNITY NEWS Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11

Paschalville Library Receives


Grant for Restoration
DID YOU KNOW
new ways
By Jackson Adams modernization. “The South-

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west CDC has been a partner
n May 9, 2019, Coun-
cilman Kenyatta
Johnson joined Mayor
with the Paschalville Branch
for over five years through
the Paschalville Partnership,”
THERE ARE
Kenney, the Rebuild Pro- Donny Henry, Executive Di-
gram, Free Library staff and rector of the Southwest CDC, TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HIV?
members of the Southwest stated at the press conference.
Philadelphia Community at There was a year dedicated to
the Paschalville Library to planning, followed by a year Learn about PrEP & PEP
announce that the Paschalville
Library, located on 6942
searching for funding, and
finally three years of imple-
They may be just what you need! PrEP vs PEP
Woodland Avenue, will re- mentation. “The Partnership Contact
ceive major funding through focused on helping people Neighborhood United
PrEP stands for PEP stands for
Rebuild. who had barriers and as a @ 215-724-7430
Pre-Exposure Post-Exposure
The Paschalville Library result of the Partnership, we

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Prophylaxis Prophylaxis
is over 100 years old and it were able to help with ESL neighborhood
desperately needs attention. It and adult literacy.” united It means taking It means taking
was closed a couple weeks ago As a public-private partner-
because of a power outage, and ship, Rebuild seeks to improve antiretroviral antiretroviral
it has been closed during recent prominent community spaces, medicines (ART) medicines (ART)
years due to lack of air con- empower and engage these BEFORE being AFTER being
ditioning in the summer and
heating problems in the winter.
communities, as well as pro-
mote economic opportunities COLOURS
organization
potentially potentially
The library is a valued re- through diversity and inclu- exposed to HIV to exposed to HIV to
@ 215-832-0100
source for Southwest residents sion. Rebuilds’ revitalizations prevent prevent becoming
For more information related
that hosts many events, es- to the Paschalville Library will
to these medical breakthroughs!!! becoming infected. infected.
pecially for those looking for be made possible by the Phila-
jobs. The restoration will help DroBeverage
delphia p In Tax, as part
the Library remain a com- of a historic investment for
A BRIGHTER AND PrEP has been shown to reduce HIV
munity space where residents Philadelphia’s libraries, parks, HEALTHIER FUTURE IS
can go to for job assistance, and recreation centers. infection by up to 92% in people who engage
WAITING FOR YOU
use of computers, WiFi and of In addition to the Pas- in high risk behaviors.
course, reading material. chalville Library, Kingsessing
The Southwest CDC is Library will also be reno-
PEP: If you are HIV negative (-) and may
thrilled to hear that the library vated as part of the Rebuild
has been chosen to undergo a Program. have been exposed to HIV, PEP can help to
stop HIV before it infects your body. To be
effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours
neighborhood
of exposure.
united
5214 Woodland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone: 215-724-7430
Fax: 215-729-1995
Providing quality services
COLOURS
COLOU
URS
organization
to the community since 1988 The COLOURS Organization, Inc.
Neighborhood United is a program partner of the 1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 910
Urban Affairs Coalition and funded by the Philadelphia, PA 19107
City of Philadelphia’s Department of
Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office.
www.coloursorganization.org
Mayor Jim Kenney announced a $9 million investment for Paschalville Library on
May 9th.
12 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper May 17, 2019

New Bicycle Center


at Bartram’s Garden
Bikes available for public use at Garden events
LJ Brubaker

V
isitors to our glorious Bartram’s
Garden may notice something
new in the parking loop: a
huge metal shipping container. But,
don’t let its plain appearance fool you;
there’s a lot to be excited about inside.
Bartram’s Garden, located on the
banks of the Schuylkill River off Lind-
bergh Blvd. at 54th Street has part-
nered with the Greater Philadelphia
Bicycle Coalition to establish the new
Bicycle Center, housed in that mas-
Happy local bikers head out down a shady
sive shipping container. The container Bartram’s Garden roadway to explore nature’s
holds over a dozen bikes of all sizes, as beauty up close. Many open biking dates are
well as helmets, bike pumps, and basic scheduled (Contact info below)
repair equipment. These bikes will be basic maintenance workshops. The
available to the public to borrow for bicycles will also be available to bor-
free at a variety of upcoming events at row for a group ride before Bartram’s
Bartram’s Garden. Garden’s summer movie screenings, as
In addition to regular Saturday well as for upcoming Community Bike
boating, every third Saturday visitors Rides.
will also be able to borrow a bike and Check the Bartram’s Garden website
helmet to explore the Bartram’s Mile at for details and to stay up to date on
their leisure. In addition, expect week- bicycling events at the Garden: www.
end cycling lessons for all ages and bartramsgarden.org

New Community Kitchen Dedication


New Spirit Church tests new facility with a food fundraiser

MAY 18
By Ted Behr

A
new modern, well-equipped

OFFICER
kitchen has been included as
part of the renovation and
transformation of The Common Place
which has taken place at 58th Street

OF THE MONTH
and Chester Avenue. That facility will
be dedicated Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 Elder Lorraine Outterbridge (right) In the new
p.m. to the memory of Carl Brooks- kitchen at The Common Place, with the cooking
team at New Spirit Community Church preparing
Lytle, the late husband of the former take-out meals for its spring fundraising effort.
organizing pastor of TCP, the Rev. The kitchen will be dedicated on May 18.
Aisha Brooks-Lytle.* Left to Right:
The kitchen is equipped for prepar- NEW COMMUNITY Capt. Drissel, P/O Carideo,
P/O Jackson, Lt. Gaile, Sgt. Luna
ing large meals for the use of various CONTINUES ON PAGE 14
May 17, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 13

• MAY 18: “Field Notes on Remembering.” Times (2) for reflection on life experiences in • MAY 23: National Taffy Day Celebration - K-12 Kids & Caregivers: 4:00 p.m. History of Candy
the shadow of one of America’s ginkgo oldest trees. 12:00 & 2:00 p.m. Bartram’s Garden and Taffy Pull! Blanche Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library, 59th St. & Baltimore Ave. Info: 215-685-1973.
5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: https://bartramsgarden.org/event
• MAY 23: Story Circle: Honor a Community Member who goes above & beyond. 4:30
• MAY 18: Carl’s Kitchen (New Community Food Prep Facility) Ribbon Cutting – The p.m. Paschallville Library, 70th St. & Woodland Ave. Info: 215-685-2662.
Common Place 2:00 pm, 5738 Chester Ave (Entrance on 58th St). Kindly RSVP 267-275-
8238 EXT 304 or email info@thecommonplacephilly.org. • MAY 23: “Human Trafficking” A Community Conversation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Richard
Allen Prep. Charter School, 2601 S. 58th St. (entrance on 57th Street off Lindbergh Blvd.)
• MAY 18: First Time Home Buyer Seminar 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Southwest CDC The Realities of Trafficking and How we can protect our children. Sponsor: Phila Special
will be hosting FTHB seminar. The registration fee is $35. For more info, contact Wydia at Victims Unit. Free/Public welcome.
215-729-0180 or wydia@southwestcdc.org
• MAY 24: Financial Education & Coaching Initiative Workshop 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• MAY 18: Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study – All Welcome: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., The Common The Southwest CDC will be hosting FECI seminar. For more info, contact Wydia at 215-
Place, 5738 Chester Ave (Entrance on 58th St). Info: 267-275-8238 EXT 304 or email 729-0180 or wydia@southwestcdc.org
info@thecommonplacephilly.org.
• MAY 24: Volunteer Saturday at Bartram’s Garden: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Seasonal tasks
• MAY 18, 19: Bird & Nature Walks for First Timers, Long Timers & Youngsters: Expert like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, light maintenance. (No special skills needed, but please
Leaders: Heinz Refuge (also most Sundays): Starting hourly at 7:00 a.m. 8601 Lindbergh be prompt) 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Info: https://bartramsgarden.org/event or 215-729-5281
Blvd. Starting Time Info: johnheinznwr@fws.gov/calendar or 215-365-3118
• MAY 24: Nature Story Time: 10:00 a.m. Cobbs Creek Comm. Environmental Center: 700
• MAY 18: Cub Scouts at Paschalville Library: 2:00 p.m., Boys, Grades 1-5. Outdoor & Cobbs Creek P’way (at Catharine St.) Info: 215-685-1900
indoor activities, 70th St & Woodland Ave. Info 215-685-2662
• MAY 30: “The Opioid Crisis in Philadelphia” Community Conversation: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
• MAY 20: Movie Matinee for Children: 5:00 p.m. Blanche Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library, Greater Phila. Health Action, 5501 Woodland Ave. Facts, Challenges to Individuals & Families,
59th St. & Baltimore Ave. Info: 215-685-1973 Supports, & Advocacy. Light Refreshments. Info: www.gphainc.org or 215-724-4700

• MAY 20: 12th District Police Service Area #1 Meeting, 5:30 p. m. ShopRite Supermarket • JUNE 1: “2nd Annual Community Connections Resource Fair” at Francis J. Myers
Community Room, Penrose Plaza, Island Ave. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Recreation Center 5801 Kingsessing Avenue 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. hosted by the Francis
Lt. Allen (#58) PPD.12.PSA1@phila.gov J. Myers Advisory Council, in partnership with NueDae Foundation. For more info, contact
Jamil Montgomery, Secretary of FJ Myers Advisory Council, at myersadvisorycouncil@
• MAY 20, 27: “Financial Peace University” 9-session workshop series - How to become gmail.com and/or Antonio Hunter, Executive Director of NueDae Foundation, at
debt free! Instructors: Mr/Mrs Dale McCoy (based on course by Dave Ramsey). Classes at nuedaefoundation@gmail.com.
Folcroft Union Church, 500 Primos Ave. Details/Fees 215-492-9663.
• JUNE 1: 12th District Police PDAC – (FREE) Automobile VIN Etching 10:00 a. m. to
• MAY 21: PRIMARY ELECTION: Offices include: Mayor, City Council Districts & 2:00 p.m. AutoZone Parking Lot, 70th & Elmwood Avenue. 70th & Woodland Avenue.
At Large, Sheriff, Municipal Common Pleas & Commonwealth Judges, Superior Courts Info: CRO, Mitchell - 215 686-3122
Justices (Last day to register April 22)
• JUNE 1: Urban Landscape & the World Around Us: 4:00 p.m. Explore our living
• MAY 22: 12th District Police Service Area #3 Meeting, 6:30 p. m. Meyers Recreation environment with educators from Bartram’s Garden, Kingsessing Library, 1201 South 51st
Center, 58th & Kingsessing Avenue. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Galie St. (Between Kingsessing & Chester Aves) Info: 215-685-2690
PPD.12.PSA1@phila.gov
• JUNE 1: Good Morning Yoga - Kingsessing Library (and every first Saturday), 10:30
• MAY 23: 12h District Police Service Area #4 Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Kingsessing Library, 1201 a.m. Free community yoga class, (Supported by Studio 34. Beginner-friendly. Yoga mats
South 51st Street. Learn what’s happening in your area. Info: Lt. Kelly PPD.12.PSA1@phila.gov provided. 1201 S. 51st Street (215) 685-2690

• MAY 23: Fishing Night – Heinz Refuge Free, No license Night: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. The • JUNE 4: Summer Program Kick-Off & Barbeque: 4:00 p.m. Paschalvile Library,
Gaun First Catch Center will provide equipment, bait & basic fishing instruction - 8601 70th St. & Woodland Ave. Info: 215-685-2662 or www.freelibrary.org/locations/
Lindbergh Blvd. Info: johnheinznwr@fws.gov paschalville-library
14 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper May 17, 2019

EMPLOYMENT – JOB & LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT • Gateway to Re-Entry Weekly Community Meetings for returning citizens, 12:00
Noon, Myers Rec. Center 58th & Kingsessing Ave.
• Job Fair - Find Your Next Job. Better Job, New Job! May 3, 11:00 a.m. Paschalville Library, 70th
St & Woodland Ave. Meet employers! Bring your résumé! Wear your best! Recruiting for customer • Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for individuals and families; behavioral
service, sales, administration, manufacturing, security, warehouse work, and more! Info: 215-685-2662 therapy for children, adolescents & adults, medication management, psychiatric
services; trauma focused treatment: theVillage, 6517 Chester Ave., (215) 730-2326,
• Free Evening Adult Education/GED Classes, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Tilden Middle School, 6601 email outpatient@village1877.org or visit website: https://village1877.org
Elmwood Ave. Information: 215-474-1235 ext. 200
• West Catholic Boys and Girls High School Class of 1979 40th Reunion, June, 2019.
• Free Adult Beginning Reading Classes continue, sponsored by the Friends of Kingsessing Seeking Classmates. SAVE THE DATE: August 10, 2019. Contact: Mark Harrell at
Library, at 51st and Chester. If you want to learn to read, or to teach with us, contact Adults Can 267 460-1015 or mapowiz@aol.com
Learn to Read at https://never2late2read.org/
• Eastwick Family Services provides Home /Community and Companion services for
• English Classes, sponsored by Center for Literacy, held at Southwest CDC, 6328 Paschall individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also provide 6400 Residential Housing &
Ave and Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & Woodland). Info: 215-729-0800 or Home Care for the aging. For more information, please call us at (267) 634-6410 or
ACLTR.library@gmail.com or 267-419-7084. visit our website: www.eastwickfamily.com.

• Employment & Educational Resources: Mon/Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tues/Thurs: 11:00 • Rotary Club of Southwest Philadelphia-Eastwick: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. To
a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Paschalville Library, 6942 Woodland Ave. (70th & confirm location call 215-292-1254.or email dmhphilly@aol.com. Visitors welcome at
Woodland); Info: Niema at 215-685-2662. Also: facebook.com/SWJRL $5.00/breakfast.

• Janitor Position Available: Please contact Mt. Zion Baptist Church with resume. For more info • Small Business Loans: Join a Southwest “Affinity Group Lending Circle” Loans, and
call 215-724-0619 or email MZBCTrustee@gmail.com financing coaching. www.finanta.org or call 267-236.7000

OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS • Amer. Red Cross: URGENT NEED: BLOOD/ VOLUNTEERS visit redcrossblood.
org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
• In-Home Family Services: Family Empowerment (FES) and Home Protective (IHPS) services
to strengthen and stabilize families and preventing children’s placement in foster care. For families • Housing Counseling: Help is a Phone Call Away: Qualified housing counselors
where DHS has determined that there is an active safety threat. theVillage Preheim Center, 6517 available at Southwest CDC to assist with housing needs Southwest CDC Housing:
Chester Ave. Call 215-730-2240 or email fostercare@village1877.org 215-729-0800.

NEW COMMUNITY Dinner offering on May 11. “We’ve BARTRAM’S GARDEN Unfortunately, rain the prior evening
CONTINUES FROM PAGE 12 reached out to our neighbors at the CONTINUES FROM PAGE 6 and high winds on Saturday re-
Presby Inspired Life Apartments down sulted in the cancellation of Bartram’s
partners and occupants of TCP, New the streets and deliver to them when Strategy which mandates wetland ar- Garden’s community boating. If the
Spirit Community Church, Grace needed. Many of them don’t like to eas in development planning, and the weather cooperates, though, expect a
Christian Fellowship, CityLights Min- cook for Saturday dinner,” mentioned protection of the remaining 200 acres great day of free public boating this
istry and Wayne Presbyterian Church. New Spirit elder Lorraine Outerbridge. of wetland in Heinz Wildlife Refuge. Saturday, May 18th, along with bicycle
Part of the vision for the novel facil- “We’d deliver to our friends on the The weekend included Bartram’s rides and free bike maintenance les-
ity, however, will be to offer it for the mainline in Wayne if we had enough Garden’s popular spring plant sale, sons from the Greater Philadelphia
use of other neighborhood, church orders!” volunteer opportunities at Sankofa Bicycle Coalition.
and community affairs, and even as a *The Rev. Brooks-Lytle is presently Community Farm, a BioBlitz, com- Bikes will be available to borrow for
teaching center for culinary arts, if that Executive Presbyter of Greater Atlanta munity bike rides, and a free shuttle group rides before Bartram’s Garden’s
part of the dream can be realized. Presbytery. For the heart-rending story from Bartram’s Garden to John summer movie screenings, as well
Over the past month or so, the of Aisha and Carl, visit: www.presby- Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and as for upcoming Community Bike
kitchen has been “run in” by New terianmission.org/story/living-dying- Cobbs Creek Community Environ- Rides. Check the Bartram’s Garden
Spirit for their mission fundraising, rising-national-1001-new-worshiping- mental Center. website at www.bartramsgarden.org
the most recent being a Chicken/Fish communities-gathering/ The plant sale was far and away the for details on bicycling events at the

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most popular event of the weekend, Garden.
drawing gardeners from near and far Trash Academy is a project of
and generating upwards of $20,000 Restored Spaces, an initiative of Mural
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD in revenue for the Garden. For those
who missed the sale, don’t worry:
Arts Philadelphia. For more informa-
tion, contact trashacademy@mu-
The Globe Times Welcomes Information About Your Community Events & Activites! “We’ll be growing plants in the nursery ralarts.org or on Instagram at @trash.
We publish every other Fridays. The Deadline For New Bulletin Board Items is the
Wednesday before publication dates.
all season, so there’s always something academy and like it on Facebook at
available for sale,” says Feeser. facebook.com/TrashAcademy.
May 17, 2019 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 15

CAPTAIN’S
CORNER
Captain Scott Drissel,
12th District
RENTAL MANAGEMENT
West, Southwest, Northeast, South Philadelphia & University City
215-727-1565
MANGO & AUGUST
H
5601 Chester Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19153
ello! We are continuing to vehicle which serves a permanent Real Estate
have success in reducing vio- fingerprint on your vehicle. This Since 1976
lence in our district! can prevent theft and assist the po- Licensed Broker
Remember, if you have any tips lice department in recovering your
you would like to provide us, even vehicle if it is stolen. Come on out
if you wish to remain anonymous, to this free event!
please call 215-686-TIPS or call the Also, a friendly reminder, please
district itself at 215-686-3120. Tips do NOT leave your vehicle unat-
can be as minor or severe as you tended while running or unlocked
would like to provide! All tips are overnight! We have experienced
followed up on! numerous thefts and stolen vehicles
We are also having a VIN (ve- as a result of unlocked doors and
hicle identification number) running vehicles.
etching event on Saturday, June 1, My next town hall meeting is
2019 at 10AM until 1PM at 70th scheduled for Tuesday, June 11th at
and Elmwood. This is a process of 6:00 PM at the 12th District. Please
permanently etching the VIN on come out, so we can address your
each piece of window glass on the concerns.

Willam A Rowell
We have the “keys” to the city!!
Rowell Management Company
www.rowellmgmtco.com
rmc19142@gmail.com
Office: 215.726.8817 Cell: 215.726.7273
Fax: 215.726.1277 6439 Paschall Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19142

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Community Advisory Members Sam Ricks (2nd from the left), Lorraine
Thomas (3rd from the left), and Andrea Taylor (right) listen to a description of the special fire department
vehicles used in fires or spills involving hazardous materials.