On April 25, 2023, at 4:00 PM, an exciting event will take place at the corner of Broad and Venango Streets in North Philadelphia. This event, called the Celebration Campaign for the Rev. Leon H. Sullivan Community Impact Center, marks an important milestone in the neighborhood's history.
The Rev. Leon H. Sullivan Community Impact Center honors a visionary leader who made North Philadelphia the birthplace of a movement that reached across the nation and around the world. The Center's mission is to extend Rev. Sullivan's remarkable legacy into the 21st century by empowering and uplifting members of the community today.
The Center brings together a constellation of diverse programs dedicated to community well-being as determined by local residents. It honors Rev. Sullivan's legacy in a particularly appropriate manner by bringing back to Broad and Venango a thriving community center like the one he founded here in the 1960s.
The Center will occupy the same building as Zion's Educational Annex, which was founded by Rev. Sullivan, directly across Broad Street from Zion Baptist Church. This location is a fitting tribute to the man who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others.
The community has rallied around this project, and the organizers are grateful to all those who have committed. This project is personal for many of the organizers, and they invite everyone to continue to share the story of this exceptional revitalization project that they believe continues Rev. Sullivan's vision.
Rev. Sullivan was a trailblazer who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others. His legacy lives on through the Rev. Leon H. Sullivan Community Impact Center, which will continue to uplift and empower members of the North Philadelphia community for years to come.
If you are interested in attending the Celebration Campaign, be sure to register soon, as VIP space is limited. This is a historic moment in North Philadelphia's history, and you won't want to miss it.