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NAC/EPIC Update September 2012

Thank you to everyone who attended our last NAC/EPIC Stakeholder community meeting.  For those of you who could not attend, please find the meeting minutes attached.  Our next meeting will be held at Second Baptist Church (1801 Meadow Street) on Thursday, September 27th, from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  The month each EPIC Stakeholder group will be focusing on bringing awareness to drug and alcohol recovery and addiction.  As such, Laura Wagner from First Home Care will be joining us to give a presentation about drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.  A representative from the Philadelphia Association of Recovery Residence will also be joining us to talk about regulation of “recovery homes”.  I hope to see you all there!!!

EPIC ELITE CORP Stipend Positions

Attached is a copy of the guidelines for ELITE CORP program.  DHS has added funding to the EPIC Stakeholder program to provide stipends for two EPIC community members to participate in the planning and support of EPIC sponsored events in their community.  As per the guidelines, one member must already be a member of the stakeholder group that has been involved and volunteering with the group for two years.  Since our group is a relatively new group, compared to the other EPIC groups, this factor will be taken into consideration when interviewing candidates.  The other member does not have to have any history of involvement  with EPIC but does need to be a parent with a school aged child.  Both will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 25hrs a month and attend EPIC sponsored leadership trainings.  If you are someone you know is interested in this opportunity, I will be collecting resume’s at our next EPIC Stakeholder meeting.  DHS is looking to implement this by October so it is urgent that I receive resumes from all interested candidates by next Thursday.  There will also be an interview that is set up by a community panel of EPIC ECAC members.  So if you would like to serve on the community panel please let me know by Thursday. NAC Housing and Utility Resource Fair & 4600 Block Targeted

Façade Project

On Saturday, September 20, 2012, the Frankford Business & Professional Association will be sponsoring an informational meet and greet with Councilwoman Sanchez, IMPACT Services, Mural Arts, and the Frankford Economic Development Steering Committee for business and property owners who have signed up for the Façade Improvement Project for the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue at Iqraa’s Café.

In addition to the information session, the Frankford NAC will be hosting it’s first housing and utility resource fair in the community lot at Frankford Avenue and Paul Street from 11 – 2pm.  Feel free to stop by and take advantage of this information as well as some free give-a-ways sponsored by the Northeast EPIC Stakeholder Group!!


 Kimberly Washington, Esq.
Northeast EPIC Stakeholder Group, Coordinator
CORA Services, Inc.
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, Pa. 19111
215 701 – 2588