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North Philadelphia

Once an industrial center and the hub of African-American culture in the city, North Philadelphia is now home to some of the most important neighborhood innovation in the region. Areas like Northern Liberties, Brewerytown, Strawberry Mansion and Francisville have seen large scale redevelopment. Temple University and LaSalle University bring tens of thousands students here annually and are an integral part of initiating and sustaining the ongoing revitalization here.


Strawberry Mansion

On the Ground: Home repairs help keep people in their homes

In neighborhoods like Strawberry Mansion, a complex patchwork of challenges -- including tangled titles, aging homes and long waits for programs -- can make it hard for residents to maintain their historic properties. A CDC is working to change all that.

Homeschooler Days at Bartram's Garden

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Homeschooler Days at Bartram's, Jazz in West Philly, and arts on the river

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Michael O'Bryan

Treating trauma at its roots

Sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. In urban neighborhoods throughout America, sanctuary is a luxury that can be almost impossible to find. But Michael O'Bryan is working to bring that sense of security to North Philadelphia.

Smith Playground

Urban nature preschool lands at Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park

When kids learn and explore outdoors, it has huge behavioral, emotional and educational benefits. This innovative preschool model, which has already been successful in the region, is coming to North Philadelphia. 
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