Sarita Broadnax and Alberto Serrano

Broadnax and Serrano, 1800 N. 4th Street. Ask Alberto Serrano about being a block captain and he immediately begins to praise his newest neighbor, Sarita Broadnax. Sarita moved to the block four months ago after a fire destroyed her family’s former home on North 6th St. Alberto has been living here for 38 years, a […]

Free Portraits of Junior Block Captains

Them That Do (Lori Waselchuk) is a sponsor of the 2015 West/Southwest Philadelphia Block Captains Forum. I will set up a portrait booth to make portraits of junior block captains. Sorry, senior block captains, this is my effort to encourage young people to attend the event. I will also introduce upcoming creative projects, like the […]

Windowishes Street Exhibition

  Calling creative West Philadelphia block captains! I am looking for six block captains who would like to work with me to create storefront installations for Windowishes, a street exhibition designed for the seven storefront display windows on the west side of S. 40th Street, between Chestnut and Ludlow Streets in West Philadelphia. Windowishes will […]

Urban Creators Start Summer With “Hoodstock”

N. 15th St. & Susquehanna Ave. I highly recommend checking out Hoodstock out tomorrow in North Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Urban Creators are doing incredible work. There will be food, music and art. The Urban Creators will celebrate the grand opening of their new “Defend Our Future” community garden as well as the 10th Anniversary of […]

Chester Williams

Rev. Chester Williams – 6200 Chew Avenue Reverend Chester Williams places a green washcloth on his head for protection from the hot sun. He just finished leading a two-hour volunteer cleanup crew on Chew Avenue and is still wearing his orange safety vest. The 68-year-old block captain looks worried as he stands in the parking […]

Town Hall on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration

  You’re invited on March 25 for the RELEASE Town Hall on Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration. “We invite people organizing to end mass incarceration, detention, and deportation. We invite people organizing to end violence against women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people. And we invite all those people whose lives demand that we organize to […]

Block Captains Forum This Saturday

Block captains living in West and Southwest Philadelphia are invited to attend the 2014 Block Captains Forum this Saturday, August 2, at 5501 Cedar Avenue. It is hosted by the Partnership CDC. Contact Leon Robinson at 215-662-1612 Ext. 24 for more information.  

Leeway Foundation

I am so proud to be one of eight recipients of the 2013 Leeway Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation. The other recipients are:  Chaska Sofia (2013); Colette Fu (2013); Desi Burnette (2013); Joan Myers Brown (2013); Jos Duncan (2013); Susan DiPronio (2013); Yowei Shaw (2013). I  want to share this video of Yowei Shaw, […]

Juanita Hatton Delivers Newsletter

Juanita Hatton, 72, steps out of her house on a cold morning to deliver her monthly newsletter to the residents of 3900 Poplar Street in Philadelphia PA. Hatton is a block captain and uses the newsletter to connect the residents to news, opportunities and resources.