Walnut Hill Community Association

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Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA)

To Improve Our Neighborhood

in matters concerning safety, sanitation, health, education, recreation, cultural and family stability; and to stimulate interest in the community by beautifying and maintaining vacant lots.

Photography by Chris Toney of Abyssinia in West Philadelphia Walnut Hill Community Neighborhood

Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA)

To Improve Our Neighborhood

in matters concerning safety, sanitation, health, education, recreation, cultural and family stability; and to stimulate interest in the community by beautifying and maintaining vacant lots.

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About Us

Walnut Hill Community Association (WHCA) serves the neighborhood of Walnut Hill. The boundaries for the Walnut Hill neighborhood are Market Street on the North, 45th Street on the East, Spruce Street on the South and 52nd Street on the West.

WHCA was founded in 1961 by a group of neighbors, led by Charles Campbell Sr., who were concerned about the deterioration of their neighborhood.

WHCA continues to be a neighborhood group run by residents who are dedicated to their community revitalization. WHCA actively promotes the neighborhood and encourages residents to participate in community events and to help determine neighborhood improvement priorities. WHCA continues to strive and work for the betterment of the community and its residents. We welcome your input, energy and participation.

Vaccine is always Free  

No insurance or ID required 

Free SEPTA passes are available on-site 

Language line interpretation is available 


Walk-ups are welcome! 

Appointments for this clinic and all other vaccine clinics are available here in Spanish and English for anyone to schedule: Philadelphia (prepmodapp.) or call 3-1-1 (For interpretation, call 3-1-1, press #5 and say your language to be connected to an interpreter.) 

Calling all young creatives!  Join us for Salamander Arts, an afterschool program for children ages 5-8 (more or less), in 2022! 

Register for Tuesday and/or Thursday for Puppetry, Fabric Arts, or Nature Art!  

*Registration/Info HERE
*Contact: info@visioningbody.com

Keep it green. Recycle your leaves.

The 2021 Philly Leaf Recycling Program runs Monday, November 8 through Saturday, December 18, 2021. The program is one of several services provided by the Streets Department to honor the City’s on-going commitment to recycling. This recycling program helps to reduce the amount of materials that reach the waste stream and saves landfill space.

During the six-week program, there will be 13 bagged leaf drop-off sites throughout the City on Saturdays (except for the 13th and 27th) from 9 AM to 3 PM at the locations listed below. Residents can also drop bagged leaves off at the Sanitation Convenience Centers, Monday through Saturday from 8 AM – 6 PM. Mechanical leaf collection will be offered in areas with a heavy concentration of leaves.

● 1400 Cottman – Pennway & Cottman Ave. (Jardel Rec.)
● 15th & Bigler St.
● 43rd & Powelton Ave.
● 4800 Wayne Ave. (Happy Hollow Rec. Ctr.) 
● 54th & Woodbine Ave.
● 7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Rec.)
● American & Thompson St.
● Broad & Christian St.
● Castor & Foulkrod St.
● Cathedral & Ridge Ave.
● Corinthian & Poplar St.
● Graver Ln. & Seminole
● Washington Ln. & Ardleigh


Bagged leaf drop-off collection tips:

• Leaves must be placed in large brown biodegradable paper bags.
• Never mix trash or other recyclables with bagged leaves.

Mechanical collection area tips:

• Have leaves ready for collection by 7:00 AM Monday for each week of mechanical collection.
• If possible, move your vehicle to an off-street location on your scheduled collection day.
• Visit phila.gov/leaf-recycling to search for an address.

Help the City keep leaves out of the landfill. Collect, bag, and recycle your leaves.

For drop-off details and leaf collection schedules visit phila.gov/leaf-recycling or call 311.


New resource aims to help Philadelphians support local businesses while shopping for great holiday gifts in West and Southwest Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA – Today, in anticipation of Small Business Saturday, the Office of City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier released its first-ever 3rd District Holiday Shopping Guide to encourage people to support West and Southwest Philadelphia’s dynamic small business community this holiday season. The guide contains listings for shops, entertainment, restaurants, cafes and organizations across the District, and features interviews with a wide variety of small business owners.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our city,” said Councilmember Gauthier. “They sustain our neighborhoods, provide essential services to our communities, employ a diverse array of Philadelphia residents, and foster our local economy, keeping money close to home. I hope this guide makes your holiday shopping a little bit easier, and I hope it gives a boost to our small businesses as they continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.”

The past two years have been especially hard for Philadelphia’s small business community. Many of our city’s commercial corridors have been hit with multiple crises: COVID-19, a recession, property damage due to civil unrest, and supply chain challenges. All of this is on top of an already-challenging atmosphere for small businesses, with mom-and-pop stores facing intense competition from big box outlets and online retailers.

Because of these obstacles, it’s more important than ever that we find new ways to lift up independently owned businesses. The 3rd District Holiday Shopping Guide is an effort to get the word out about all the great local shopping opportunities available in West and Southwest Philadelphia, and to provide small businesses expand their reach.

The guide contains information on businesses across West and Southwest Philadelphia that have great gift ideas for friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Many small businesses across the 3rd District are run by women and people of color. Each and every sale is meaningful to neighborhood businesses, and the Councilmember encourages shoppers to consider visiting one (or more!) of the District’s vibrant commercial corridors as part of your holiday shopping plans.

3rd District Holiday Shopping Guide can be found here.

The Penn Police Department is currently seeking progressive men and women for the position of Police Officer. Our application process is now open. All applications for the position must be submitted online at jobs.hr.upenn.edu. A current cover letter, resume and proof of certification must be submitted at time of application. 


The entry-level salary is $59,728.29 with a shift differential of 10% for officers assigned to evening/night shifts.

University of Pennsylvania Police Recruiting Flyer

For more information about the University of Pennsylvania Police Department please visit:

www.upenn.edu or www.publicsafety.upenn.edu

Dear Partners,
As we enter our winter season here at Locke, I wanted to make everyone aware of one of the
many events that we have scheduled for our students. I also wanted to give a little information
about our community school and why initiatives like these are so important for our families.
Alain Locke was designated as a City of Philadelphia community school in 2017. As a
Community School, we collaborate with the City of Philadelphia, the School District,
community partners, and the residents of Philadelphia to pave the way for student success.
Our priorities are:
● Improving school climate
● Integrating health and social services
● Supporting and engaging families and
● Expanding learning opportunities

Our goals are to:
● Increase student attendance
● Improve behavior
● Strengthen academics

We believe that every student deserves to graduate ready for college, career, and the community.
Our community school is committed to making this happen by creating empowered and thriving communities!
This year we are hosting a school-wide toy drive! In the past we have only participated in
programs which target certain students. However, each year we see an uptick in behaviors before
and after winter break due to holiday triggers. With equity in mind, we would like to give a little joy to every student who opts in.

We are looking for donations of new and/or gently used toys to distribute to Alain Locke
School students. There are many creative ways to support us with this effort. Together I know
that we can make this a season to remember! As you can imagine this is quite a large task and greatly dependent on our volunteers, partners, and your donations.

If you are interested in donating to our toy drive and helping to spread some cheer this winter
season, please do not hesitate to contact me so that we can make this happen for our children!
We will be collecting toys until December 20, 2021. Donations can be dropped off to:

Alain Locke School
4550 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

C/O: Jared Beck, Community Schools Coordinator

Thank you for your time and continued support on behalf of our Alain Locke School community.

We are vaccinating 5-11 year olds!

On Saturday December 4th @ West Philadelphia High School from 12-4pm we will be offering vaccines for ages 5+ as well as boosters for those eligible.

Registration highly encouraged Text READY to 267-263-7618 to reserve your spot! 

Our Committees

Keeping Our Community Association Running Smoothly

Implementation Committee

Mission is to keep the 2016 Neighborhood Plan at the center of its planning and keep implementation a priority. We advocate for priorities in the plan and identify new needs as they arise.

Zoning Committee

Monitors zoning notices, solicits community input about proposed zoning changes, communicates neighbors’ positions to city officials, intervenes in zoning disputes, and represents WHCA before Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Playground & Farm Committee

The Park Committee of Walnut Hill was formed to involve local volunteers in gardening and clean-up work days. We contribute to maintaining a healthy Playground on 4700 Sansom St. & The Max Paul Farm at 4610 Market St.

Upcoming dates

Become a part of something great

All neighbors are welcome to join the association and to support neighborhood programming.

Board Members

Meet Our Board Members

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