Floyd Leath, Jabir Sims, Robert White, Darrell Alexander, Kyle Bedley, Ross Castleberry (shown above) show up for work every day. Even during the pandemic, the six men would remind Corridor Manager Amelia Price, “we want to work.” A recent post by Denis Murphy, Senior Director of Corridor Improvements for the Philadelphia Department of Commerce, titled “New Preliminary Report Highlights Impact of PHL Taking Care of Business Clean Corridors Program,” reflects their collective impact.
Our Workforce Development partnership with the Temple Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative (LNPWI) and the Center for Urban Bioethics (Lewis Katz Medical School at Temple) is in its second year. Combined with our participation in the Philadelphia Taking Care of Business (PHL TCB) program, CTS is presently employing six men five of whom are returning citizens as Cleaning Ambassadors.
The Covid19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the digital inequity that existed for years in underserved communities. Even before the outbreak, Called To Serve has sought to address this issue in the Nicetown-Tioga community. Events such as the Hour of Code at Bethune and Kenderton elementary schools represent examples.
Zion Baptist Church, along with Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church and the Philadelphia Masjid, all received grants ranging from $275,000 – $298,000 from the William Penn Foundation, to support pre-development activities to transform the congregations’ underutilized religious properties into community hubs. Called To Serve and the Leon Sullivan CDC, Zion’s partners in the project, are leading the effort to reestablish the Zion Annex as the community hub that it was, following its purchase by the church in 1969.
Glaziers Local 252 Supporting Commercial Corridor By Roberto Rios Organizer Glaziers Local 252 Saturday, October 24, 2020
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The world’s leaders will be tasked with figuring out how those things affect us, their constituents. Covid related health concerns aside, this will be the story of why this year will have long lasting consequences.
As a community, we are experiencing what can described as a once-in-a-lifetime event. Not only has a pandemic brought the country and economy to a halt, it is also galvanizing a number of efforts to help stem the tide.