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City of Philadelphia is recruiting Vision Zero Ambassadors – $1,000 stipend, apply by Sunday, May 29!

Are you concerned about car crashes, speeding, and other traffic safety issues in your community?
Do you want to learn what the City is doing about it and share with your community what can be done?
Do you want to collaborate with a group of like-minded individuals on traffic safety issues across the city?
We are looking for outgoing and motivated people to become the first-ever Vision Zero Ambassadors this summer and help spread the word about Vision Zero and traffic safety amongst friends, neighbors, and groups they are part of. Vision Zero Ambassadors will be the voice of their community around traffic safety issues. Vision Zero Ambassadors will also work with other ambassadors to create Vision Zero messages and activities that resonate with their communities. This program is modeled after the successful Indego Ambassadors program.
Selected ambassadors are expected to attend two training sessions on June 16 and June 23. During these sessions, ambassadors will be trained on traffic safety concepts, Vision Zero, and the resources that are available within the City. They will also receive support and guidance from City staff during their ambassador engagement period (June-September 2022). For their time and effort, Vision Zero Ambassadors will receive a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of the program. People who are well-connected to lower-income communities and communities of color are encouraged to apply! 
Applications are due by the end of the day on Sunday, May 29.
For questions about the program, contact Waffiyyah Murray at 
Thank you!

DA Virtual Town Hall

This is being sent on behalf of G. Lamar Stewart, Chief of Community Engagement at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming Virtual Community Town Hall, which will be taking place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Details below:  
  • What: The Virtual Community Town Hall will highlight the District Attorney’s Office’s C.A.R.E.S Program, whose staff respond to every homicide in Philadelphia to provide services and support to co-victims.
  • WhoC.A.R.E.S Program Supervisor Rev. Dr. Myra Maxwell and her staff will answer questions pre-submitted by attendees about their continued deployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • WhereThe event will take place via Zoom and is entirely free. 
  • WhenWednesday, March 24th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Please RSVP as soon as possible if you are interested and able to participate in the upcoming Virtual Community Town Hall. We are asking that all attendees submit one question for our panelists to respond to during the Zoom call. Please e-mail your questions to

Thank You

Thank you all from Brewerytown Sharswood Community Civic Association for making this year a little more bearable by providing information, food, services, give aways, time, talent and/or money.  Everyone stepped up to the call, in spite of COVID, in so many ways: making masks, delivering food, packing bags, stuffing bags with flyers, donating money, ensuring that food was provided, cleaning streets, administering the flu vaccines, providing tickets for a day of fun while maintaining social distancing, riding bikes against violence, providing information to prevent homelessness, and job opportunities.  Again, we thank you for all your support!  Peace & Love
Brewerytown Sharswood Coalition – Felicia Blow & Committe Chairs
Habitat for Humanity – Carrie Rathmann
Processing Junior – Rob & Stephanie Ridgeway 
Fulton Bank – Tiffany Sharpe
195th State Representative Donna Bullock & Staff
Mayor’s Commission on Aging – John Gonzalez
Rasheedah Phillips – Community Activist
Real Life Ministries – Pastor Karen Nichols & Members
Lower North Philadelphia CDC – Herman Arce
Land Care Crew: Khaliyl Wright, Mitchell Sutton & Joel Soto

Kristine Pedersen – Community WEB Manager

Fairmount CDC – Sarajane Blair & Jordan Rodgers

Blair, Monique & Shaw Family
Philly Crafty Girls – Parker & Clark Shaw
Redemption City Church – Dan Hacker

Philadelphia Zoo – Kristen Waldron

Philabundance – Jessica Wyckoff 

Farms to Families

Ronald McDonald House

Emma Boorboor – Community Volunteer

Linda Gerald – Community Volunteer

Annie Wilburn – Community Volunteer

Joanne Harris – Community Volunteer

Resident – Audrey Jakab 

Resident – Gladys Stewart

Resident – Argan Raven

Rose LeVere – BSCCA NAC Coordinator

Shirla Smith – Community Volunteer

Sharon Green – Community Volunteer

BSCCA RCO Co-chair – Doris Aldridge

Fairmount CDC Member – Geni Klein

Indego /Better Bike Share Partnership 

Robert Wood Foundation

Merck Foundation

Inclusion Home Care – Dr. Tanya Coleman

Beech Interplex – Christine Brown

Department of Revenue – Vicki Riley

City Planning Commision – Davie Fecteau

District Attorney Office – Raychan Abdullah 

29th Ward Leader – Michelle Brown Lee

47th Committee Person – Donnie Moore

Citizen Planning Institute – Donna Carney

PACDC – Beth McConnell

Philadelphia Housing Authority – Kelvin A. Jeremiah

Vaux’s Big Picture School – David Bromley 

Council President Darrell L. Clarke District 5 & Staff

Emergency Food Assistance Program

Participate in the Food Program!  We are now obligated to have all participants complete The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) “Self-Declaration of Need” form provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The form can be mailed, dropped office or scanned to our office.  If you need assistance completing the form, call our office at (267) 858-4246.  The form can be faxed to (267) 858-4153 or scanned to  You may receive a call from the office to verify some of the information on the form.
Please help us keep our funding by completing the form.  We look forward to serving you.

Virtual Meeting Announcement


Thursday, February 25th , 2021 4:00-5:30 pm

Virtual Meeting

Philly VIP will be in attendance and will talk about wills and other estate planning documents.

You may be eligible for free help from a qualified lawyer in preparing a will.

Why should you have a will?

  • To avoid family disputes when you pass.
  • To decide who gets your home/belongings when you pass.

PECO will be in attendance to inform you with energy conservation solutions.

As well as LCD to help with Landlord/Tenant related issues.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 860 1457 5067

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Time & Memory in Sharswood: Community Histories + Futures

Tuesday, Feb 23 @ 630pm-830pm – “Time & Memory in Sharswood: Community Histories + Futures”

The Sharswood neighborhood in North Philly has been the focus of a lot of attention over the past few years due to some of its struggles with gentrification and redevelopment.  What often gets left out of the story is Sharswood’s deep and beautiful history, the memories of its residents, and the future hopes for the community from the perspective of those who call it home. Join us for a discussion on Sharswood’s history, highlighting the legacies of historical figures who lived in the neighborhood, discussing major events on Sharswood’s timeline, and sharing information about ways to get involved in preserving these memories and legacies, as well as how we work to create a future for Sharswood that we can all be part of.


– Mr. Warren McMichael – President, BSCCA, lifelong Sharswood resident

– Dox Thrash House w/ Maya Thomas

– Community Futures Lab

– Additional guests to be announced

Program held in partnership with Brewerytown Sharswood Community Civic Association (BSCCA) as part of Black Quantum Futurism Local Mean Time  –  BQF Black History/Futures Month Calendar.