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From Kim Washington:



Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the meeting last Thursday.  We had a really good turn out and a really productive conversation around starting a safe corridor program for our neighborhood.  I will be following up with town watch and our locals schools and faith based organizations to recruit volunteers and facilitate a training.  If anyone is interested or knows of folks who may be interested in volunteering 1 hr before school and 1 hr after school as a safety ambassador then please forward me their contact information.  I would like to especially thank Brittany Burwell who volunteered to be our recording secretary and Bob McGonigal who volunteered to be our director of recruitment.


Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Aria Frankford Hospital (4900 Frankford Avenue 2nd Floor). John Farrell the Deputy Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia will be our keynote speaker.  He will be giving a presentation on the Philly Rising program.  A representative from the Utility Emergency Services Fund will also be presenting information about their utility grant program which residents can take advantage of as a supplement to the LIHEAP grant.  Also, Renata Peralta from the Mayor’s Office of Education will give a presentation on the City’s new Graduation Coach campaign.


Aside from our guests speakers we will be discussing the strategic plan and budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  I will have some suggestions as to what we should do based on what we have done in the past but I would also like others to come with suggestions on what types of programs/events EPIC should fund.  In order for us to complete the strategic planning process we need to have a board in place to vote on the proposed events.  I will have board descriptions at the next meeting and I encourage folks to join the board.


Upcoming Events

  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting

o   Thursday, March 3rd 7:00pm; Aria Hospital

  • Frankford Graduation Coach Training

o   Tuesday, March 8th 1-3pm, Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club (1709 Kinsey Street)

  • Recycling Activist Training

o   Wednesday, March 9th 6-8:00pm; Free Library of Philadelphia (NE Region 2228 Cottman Ave)

  • PSA 1 Meeting:

o   Wednesday, March 9th 7:00pm; Aria Hospital

  • Frankford Parks Group Meeting

o   Monday, March 28th 6:00pm; 2nd Baptist Church (1801 Meadow Street)