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Electrical Spectacle at Franklin Square

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: An Asian American film fest, holiday season at Franklin Square, Senagalese sounds

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Alex Gilliam

Creative Exchange: Alex Gilliam is transforming communities through design

Public Workshop and its partner nonprofit Tiny WPA are using project-based learning to foster passion in schools and reimagine the built environment in Philly neighborhoods. The programs are looking to expand nationally.


Making sure gentrification doesn't leave people behind in South Kensington

Can a community organization play matchmaker between job seekers and local employers? And can those efforts ensure that neighborhood transformation works for everyone? South Kensington Community Partners hopes to find out.

The Culinary Literacy Center at the Free Library

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Booze and books at the Free Library, a park party and Billie Holiday in Philly

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On the Ground: From West Philly to the Northeast to South Philly, local newspapers endure and evolve

Hyper-local publications have long been a staple of Philly's neighborhoods, providing residents with essential information on their communities. Even in the current woeful journalism landscape, these news sources are staying strong and heading online.

The teepee goes up

On the Ground: Philly Teepee pops up in Parkside

This creative placemaking project sparks conversations across the city. The teepee recently spent a sunny afternoon in West Philadelphia, providing a forum for kids to play and the community to converse.

Gentrification has gutted Washington, D.C's Chinatown

National Skyline: In growing cities, parking challenges require creative solutions

As more people move to cities, how can rapidly developing neighborhoods tackle parking challenges without gobbling up valuable urban space?

The ShopRite of Parkside

A neighborhood grocery store that does it all

From fresh produce to banking to heath services, the ShopRite of Parkside offers an astounding array of resources to the neighborhood. Now they're looking to take their community-based model even further with a jazz cafe. Is this the grocery store of the future?

A new span in Manayunk

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Exploring Philly's jazz legacy, remixing murals and opening a bridge in Manayunk

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A landscaped median on University Avenue

Growth Industry: Cultivating employment and entrepreneurship in an evolving Philly neighborhood

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative continues to find new ways to train and employ people in and around University City. Their latest program uses landscaping as a means to pull people out of poverty while also greening the neighborhood.

Adrienne Mackey

In the deep end with Swim Pony

Local artist Adrienne Mackey is a queen of collaboration, working tirelessly to bring together different mediums, divergent disciplines and dynamic artists. Her work exists at the intersection of science and art, performance and participation.

Childhood experiences can have a lasting impact

A recipe for success defeating a hidden public health crisis

Traumatic childhood experiences can impact mental health, but they can also have serious longterm ramifications for a person's physical health. This troubling echo can plague whole communities -- fortunately, Philly is at the forefront of tackling the problem.


PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Old City Fest, DesignPhiladelphia 2015 and a block party in Chinatown

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