We took a tour of the Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club last week to see what the renovations look like that have going on for the last year. I get in there at least once a month but never have the time to stop and look around at everything.
Besides all the interior improvements, all the windows have been replaced and that was a huge job. There was a lot of concrete work done outside. The gym had no heat and that was resolved.
Inside, the building has been upgraded from top to bottom, including the basement. The kitchen is not finished yet but the work is in progress. The new John and Katie Ericksen Family Literacy Center, the Kids Café, STEM Learning Lab and Technology Center at the Club are all shown in the video below.
Its not easy to call anything in an old building like this beautiful but the old metal ceilings up on the second floor have been restored and, yes, they are beautiful.
Change came to the Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls club with the arrival of the new CEOs of the Boys and Girls Cubs of Philadelphia in 2012. Joseph & Lisabeth Marziello have had a profound impact of the lives of the children in Frankford.
See the short video below to hear Denise Matza and Donald Travers on a tour of the club.