News in the Neighborhood

Vignettes from the life of Paul Leroy Robeson - Black History Month Event(s)

Visit the Paul Robeson House Facebook Page for more info: facebook.com/TheOfficialPaulRobesonHouse

Robeson House Black History Month flyer

Job Opportunity

Better Bike Share Educator Part-Time Position Seasonal (March – October)

Blog: Here

Position Details and How to Apply >>> click here.  

Application Deadline: February 17, 2023  

Seasonal Part-Time position (8-24 hours a month) from March – Oct 31, 2023 

Email the BCGP Education Programs Manager with any questions about the application process at Lor.song@bicyclecoalition.org

We are looking forward to receiving your application. If you know anyone who would be a good fit, please share this application with them. People who are bilingual and/or identify as BIPOC are encouraged to apply. 

Living Stone Wellness

Living Stone Wellness Flier

Penn Vet Canine Handler Academy 2023

PennVet Working Dog Center Banner Photo of Penn Vet Participants Group Photo

Mark your calendars! Here is a summer opportunity your child will not want to miss.

Canine Handler Academy (CHA) is the perfect summer opportunity for children who want to develop skills to train their pet dog or aspire to a career working with dogs.

Welcoming participants with all dog training skill levels, CHA instructs campers in scientifically based dog training techniques. Campers also get a behind the scenes look at how working dogs including police, search and rescue, and even medical detection, are trained.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to be immersed in the working dog industry and learn about canines working in many disciplines including search and rescue, law enforcement, medical detection, and conservation. Your child will also gain additional skills in canine fitness, behavior, and positive reinforcement training.

Beginner sessions are for incoming 7th, 8th, and 9th graders (2022-2023 school year) and our advanced session is for incoming 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders who have attended at least one beginner session.

  • Beginner Session #1: June 26-30
  • Beginner Session #2: July 10-14
  • Beginner Session #3: July 17-21
  • Advanced Session: July 24-30

Scholarships will be available for those who qualify for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Registration will open soon!

Email caninehandleracademy@gmail.com to get on the notification list.

Learn More Here!

New Office Building Coming to 40th & Walnut, McDonalds Included

Net Community Care Virtual Parenting Education Class

Save the Date! Paul Robeson 125th Birthday Celebration

Paul Robeson 125th Birthday Save the Date Flier

Walnut Hill Community Meeting 12/22

Walnut Hill Community Meeting Flier 12/22

KIPP Philadelphia Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Margaret Livingston speaking at KIPP Philadelphia Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Margaret Livingston speaking at KIPP Philadelphia Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Group Photo at KIPP Philadelphia ribbon cutting ceremony

CHOP - Know Where to Go


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), like many medical providers across the country, is seeing an early increase in viral infections in our community. This has resulted in an extremely high number of patients seeking care, which has led to longer wait times and limited appointment availability. As we anticipate this sick season to continue through the winter months, CHOP is seeking the support of community partners in the region to find creative solutions and enable additional support to serve patients and families as best as possible. 

We welcome you to support our outreach efforts by sharing the attached flyer, Right Care, Right Place, to community members and with your network. The document provides guidance on where to find care when you need it—whether that be the Emergency Department, Urgent Care or your primary practice.

In addition, you can direct families to our www.chop.edu/sickseason webpage for information on symptoms, how and when to manage them at home, and more. 

We value your support during this time. Please let me know if you have any questions.

UACS Nights Starting this Thursday - Fun for Family!

Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00PM – 8:00PM starting this Thursday December, 1!

West Philadelphia High School

4901 Chestnut Street (Garden Court entrance)

Special Thank You to Walnut Hill Volunteers!

Thank you for all the wonderful Walnut Hill volunteers that helped to give out over 300 turkeys, chickens and produce at the Max Paul Farm on November 21st. Special “Thank You” to our partners- The Enterprise Center and Central City Toyota and Ardmore Toyota.

Have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving with family and friends ❤️

CARIE is Hiring a Transportation Advocate

The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of Elders (CARIE) is hiring an advocate to focus specifically on transportation advocacy in Philadelphia county. This entry-level position is a great fit for individuals passionate about elder advocacy and looking for a dynamic role involving individual case work and broader systemic advocacy. Under contract with Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging (PCA), CARIE administers the Transportation Service Advocacy Program (T-SAP) and provides support and advocacy for older adult public transit riders in Philadelphia. The Advocate will work in the CARIE LINE, a program providing individual education and advocacy to older adults and those who care for them. This full-time position involves contact with older adults, their families, and caregivers, with a focus on issues related to transportation. Public speaking, outreach activities, and resource development are among the tasks involved with this position.

A full job description can be found here. If you have any questions about CARIE and it’s transportation advocacy, please feel free to contact David Johnson, CARIE LINE Supervisor at johnson@carie.org or visit www.carie.org.

Low-income Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Freeze

The Philadelphia Department of Revenue will prevent your Real Estate Tax bill from increasing if you meet certain age and income requirements.

Under the Real Estate Tax freeze, the amount of property tax you pay each year will not increase, even if your property assessment or the tax rate changes. If your tax liability decreases due to a lower property assessment or a tax rate decrease, the amount of Real Estate Tax you owe will also be lowered to the new amount. 

Read more about eligibility factors here.

The application can be found here