Northeast EPIC Stakeholder Meeting

Stakeholders,

Thank you to everyone who attended our last stakeholder meeting.  For those of you who could not attend, please find the meeting minutes attached.  I would also like to thank everyone who attend and/or volunteered for our 2012 Northeast EPIC Summit last month.   We had a wonderful turnout and an awesome panel of speakers. 

Our next EPIC Stakeholder meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26th at SANKOFA FREEDOM ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (4256 Paul Street) from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  Unfortunately our regular meeting space at Aria Hospital is not available this month so we will be meeting at Sankofa.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.  Also, if you know of anyone else who planned on coming but is not currently on our listserv please pass along this information.

Saving & Investing 101, Thursday, April 26th

Chris Rhametulla is back for a series of financial management workshops.  This month Chris is going to talk about saving and investing.  If you just received a lump sum of cash from a tax return or you just happen to have a few dollars in savings and are not sure how or where you should be investing your money, then you can’t miss this workshop.

Tree Philly Give-A-Way, Wednesday, April 25th and Saturday, April 28th

With the help of our local park groups, gardening club, and other volunteers, 341 residents will receive Free Yard trees this week.  If you signed up for a Free Yard Tree through the Parks & Rec Tree Philly Program you can come and pick up your tree at Wilmot Park (1800 Meadow Street) on Wednesday, April 25th from 4 – 7pm or on Saturday, April 28th from 10 – 1pm.  If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Erica Smith, Tree Campaign Manager at 215 683 0217.

 For more information visit www.treephilly.org

Love Your Park, Saturday, May 12th and Saturday May 19th  

We had a great turnout on Saturday, April 14th for the 5th Annual Philly Spring cleanup at Overington Park and at Wilmot and Hedge Street Park.  The ladies from the Frankford Garden Club and other volunteers did an excellent job planting flowers, trees, and helping to get a community garden started on a vacant lot at Wilmot and Tackawanna Streets.  However, we have to “keep up the sweep up” .  The Frankford Parks Group, The Overington Parks Group and the Frankford Garden club will be out trying to beautify our neighborhood once again for the Annual Love Your Park Event.

May 12th Events

  • Hedge Street Park Cleaning and Flower Planting
    • 4600 Hedge Street (Corner of Hedge and Orthodox); 9am – 2pm
    • Community Gardening
      • 1846 Wilmot Street (Corner of Wilmot and Tackawanna Streets); 9am – 2pm
      • Frankford Garden Club Annual Day-Before-Mother’s Day Plant Sale
        • Frankford Branch of the Free Library, 4634 Frankford Avenue; 10 – 1pm

May 19th Events

  • Overington Park Flower Planting, Seed Give-A-way and Perennial Plant Sale
    • Orthodox & Leiper Streets; 10 -1pm
    • Wilmot Park Cleaning and Flower Planting
      • 1801 Meadow Street (Corner of Mulberry and Meadow Street); 9am – 2pm
      • Community Gardening
        • 1846 Wilmot Street (Corner of Wilmot and Tackawanna Streets); 9am – 2pm

For more information visit www.loveyourpark.org

Thanks,

 Kimberly Washington, Esq.
Northeast EPIC Stakeholders, Coordinator
CORA Services, Inc.
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA. 19111
(215) 701 – 2588