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Northeast EPIC Stakeholders Meeting Update

There was a good turnout at the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders meeting at 2nd Baptist on Thursday September 26th.  Charlene Lewis, EPIC Coordinator, lead the meeting.

  • Tony Alverez, Director of School and Community Relations for Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School spoke about moving into their new location at the former Northeast Catholic High School at 1840 Torresdale Avenue.  A ceremonial ribbon cutting is scheduled for October 9th at 10:00 am to mark the official move into the new location.
  • Leslie Kaufman, President of Philadelphia Sculptors and Ian Litwin, Community Planner at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission made a presentation on Destination Frankford.  Destination Frankford is an arts-based initiative using the concept of creative placemaking to enhance and expand the resources of the Frankford community.  An implementation effort of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 Lower Northeast District Plan, Destination Frankford will capitalize on Frankford’s industrial heritage and its growing arts and design community to create a distinctive, clear image of Frankford as a place for creative, entrepreneurial businesses.  The plan calls to have a major piece of art at Womrath Park.  That will further enhance Womrath as the major gateway to Frankford.  In addition, there will be improvements to signage that will make it easier for visitors to navigate Frankford to find our local attractions and important points of interest.  The community will have input as to the final selection of the art to be installed.
  • Two CUA’s (Turning Points for Children and Catholic Community Services) made presentations.  Community Umbrella Agencies (CUA’s) are  community-based agencies that are responsible for the provision of direct case management services to families in their designated region.  The CUAs will ensure that local solutions and resources are more accessible to children and families.They will develop connections to formal and informal neighborhood networks that can strengthen and stabilize families and will be responsible for recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive parents in the neighborhoods where children live.

The next Northeast EPIC Stakeholder’s meeting will be on October xx at 5:30 PM at 2nd Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow St.