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United Against Gun Violence

United Against Gun Violence June 5th at Harding Middle School

I am reaching out to provide you with a flyer promoting an event organized by the Frankford Schools Coalition.

The coalition is a vision brought to life by the principal at Warren G Harding Middle School, Mary Sanchez.  In the light of several deaths of young people that she had a close association with, Mary felt it her purpose and duty to do more to uplift the citizens of Frankford and in turn create an environment where families and youth have productive outlets, support, tools to improve their lifestyles and a sense of connectedness to their fellow citizens.

Her first step was to reach out to other schools in our section of the city as well as some community organizations that had a common vision and invite them to join in on the initiative.  Through the passion and outreach of those core members, the Coalition has taken on a life of its own and is growing beyond what anyone had originally imagined.  This is only one event that we will be hosting and there will be many more in the future which we hope to share with you.

 

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Frankford CDC Receives Grant

State Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) is pleased to announce that the Frankford Community Development Corporation (FCDC) is among 43 community organizations statewide that have been awarded grant funding under the COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM) program.

FCDC, of 4667 Paul St., Philadelphia, will receive $50,000 to help it replenish income it lost due to the pandemic and support its Elm Street initiative. In all, $2 million in SEAM grants were awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

“The Frankford CDC, under the leadership of Executive Director Kimberly Washington, has demonstrated a tremendous ability to foster economic growth and job creation in Lower Northeast Philadelphia while improving access to affordable housing and enhancing community spaces. Frankford needs the CDC. This funding will help sustain it through this very difficult period for us all,” Senator Tartaglione said.

“Frankford CDC is extremely grateful for an administration that recognizes the need to extend funding to small nonprofits who deliver services to vulnerable populations,” Executive Director Washington said. “This SEAM funding will ensure that Frankford CDC is able to continue to provide outreach and technical support to help sustain Frankford’s small businesses.

SEAM provides financial assistance to community revitalization organizations dedicated to community and economic development in older and historic downtowns, commercial districts, and neighborhoods. The Elm Street Program is a component of DCED’s Keystone Communities Program (KCP) focused on the revitalization of older residential areas bordering central business districts. Visit the DCED website for information about the SEAM program.

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Still Time to Help Renovate the Frankford Library

There is still time to answer the survey that helps design the renovation of the Frankford Library.  See below:

A renovation of the Frankford Library is being planned so that we can continue to serve our community now and in the future. While we are still in the early planning stages, your input is crucial to our design process!

Follow the link below, to give your input.
In English: https://forms.gle/TNdMTMroM3CVNow17
Para español, haga clic aquí: https://forms.gle/Ee99RDjQDP76hvn98

For more information please contact: FRKrenovate@freelibrary.org

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Help Renovate the Frankford Library!

A renovation of the Frankford Library is being planned so that we can continue to serve our community now and in the future. While we are still in the early planning stages, your input is crucial to our design process!

Follow the link below, to give your input.
In English: https://forms.gle/TNdMTMroM3CVNow17
Para español, haga clic aquí: https://forms.gle/Ee99RDjQDP76hvn98

For more information please contact: FRKrenovate@freelibrary.org