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Frankford CDC Hiring Corridor Cleaners

Frankford CDC is hiring more corridor cleaners!

Thanks to Mayor Kenney and City Council’s Fiscal Year 2020 City Budget, which allocated an additional $2 million to corridor cleaning programs, organizations such as the Frankford CDC are able to increase their cleaning efforts. Without our elected officials and the advocacy of Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, this would not be possible.

Corridor Cleaning Assistant Job Description
The Frankford CDC’s Corridor Cleaning Assistance program assists in the cleaning of sidewalks on the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor.  Under this program, FCDC also undertakes public space maintenance activities, litter reduction campaigns and community engagement.

Duties of Corridor Cleaning Assistants:

  • Clean the sidewalks and out to eighteen (18) inches in the streets; this area shall cover the curb and storm inlets.
  • Clean all four (4) corners of any intersection found at the end of cleaning routes;
  • Clean a minimum of twenty (20) feet along any secondary side streets that intersect with the primary commercial streets to be cleaned;
  • Ensure that weeds or grass are no higher than eight (8) inches on all sidewalks along each route;
  • Remove posters, stickers and other debris off street furniture including parking, telephone poles and traffic signs; and
  • Assist with cleaning and maintenance of other public spaces and vacant lots on Frankford Avenue
  • Assist with promotion of litter reduction campaigns and community engagement
  • Track number of blocks cleaned and number of bags used during cleaning.
  • Make 311 reports for all city related issues (i.e. graffiti, potholes, illegal dumping, etc.)

The above activities shall be performed in the commercial area from the 4200 block to the 5200 block of Frankford Avenue.

To apply contact Kimberly Washington at (215) 743 – 6580 or by email at

To download the job description, click here.

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Community Stakeholders Meeting August 1st

A community stakeholder meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Campbell AME Church 1657 Kinsey Street at 6:00 PM.   The focus of the meeting will be to develop an action plan around the issue of illegally parked cars on private property and or on the streets.  This meeting was organized as a result of the discussion at the PSA 1 meeting last month.  Several residents came out to complain about local car garages who are fixing cars on the street and parking numerous abandoned cars on residential blocks.
This issue seems to be concentrated in the blocks bounded by Worth and Tackawanna between Orthodox and Kinsey street.  However, I know that there are some outliers that have had chronic complaints from their neighbors.  In response to that meeting, Frankford CDC has asked Councilwoman Sanchez, L&I, the 15th District, and the PPD’s Neighborhood Services Unit to come out and meet with neighbors to discuss a strategy around getting some of these cars off the street.
See flyer below.
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Frankford CDC Update On the Daral Building Project

The Daral Building at 4667-69 Paul Street is the Frankford CDC’s new main building. With our NAC office on the ground floor along with the offices of State Representative Jason Dawkins, the community will benefit from the colocation of services. Additionally, the new space will allow the Frankford CDC to grow and expand its services.

Currently, we are building out the café space in the first floor storefront. This space will serve multiple purposes. First, it will provide a space for the Frankford CDC to incubate a new business. Second, it will bring a new business model to the corridor. And third, it will be a space to host events and workshops for the community.

We are excited to expand our programming and grow our organization to better serve the Frankford community with this new space, and it would not be possible without the continuing support of people like you.

Renovations to the interior and the façade have been funded through generous contributions from individuals and businesses as well as grant funding from the City of Philadelphia, PIDC, and tax credit funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Partnership Program with corporate partner BB&T.

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Frankford CDC Moving to the Daral Building

The Frankford CDC will be moving the office during the week of January 30th through February 3rd, 2017.  Our new location will be 4667-69 Paul Street (at the Intersection of Frankford Avenue) Philadelphia, PA 19124.

Our phone numbers will stay the same but there may be an interruption of service on February 1st, 2017.  Please bear with us as we transition into our new space.  During our move we will try to answer emails and return phone calls if possible; however, our office will be closed for intake during that week.

Thanks for your patience and we hope to see you at our grand opening this spring.

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New Members Join Frankford CDC Board

Frankford CDC wants to give a warm welcome to our two newest team members to help our community and organization grow even faster and stronger.

hakimHakim Singleton attended Delaware Valley College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting.  He worked for Citizens bank as a personal banker where he led the Center City Philadelphia region in total banker scorecards for three consecutive quarters and produced over $6 million dollars of mortgage volume and later as a Senior Loan Officer.  He also worked with Wells Fargo as a Home Mortgage Consultant until transitioning into his new position as a Loan Officer with Supreme Lending.
mollyMolly Skilton is the Vice President of Community Development Lending at Citizens Bank and has over 15 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to joining Citizens, Molly was with various banks in eastern and western Pennsylvania. Molly holds a degree in finance that was attained at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, her time is spent with family, traveling and volunteering.
The board is also composed of Gary McLaughlin (Chairman), Philip Balderston (Vice President), Michael Galdi (Treasurer), Nidia Mezalick (Secretary), Sandra Barry, Dr. Ayesha Imani and Brett Hart.