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Attention Runners 5K Coming Up in Frankford

Hello Everyone,

Hope you can join the girls of the CHICKS program, as we Run/Walk on June 1st, to raise awareness in the community for the need to be physically active daily to get and stay healthy.

We have a lot of activities planned for the morning. Please come out and support our efforts.


Joan Todd
CVCA/Frankford Neighborhood Center
4451 Frankford Avenue
Phila. PA 19124
215-535-1093 ext. 182
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Black Girls Run in Frankford

black girls run webIf you noticed green balloons tied to poles at various intersections down around St. Marks’s on Saturday, February 16, you might have also seen these young ladies running the streets.  The are members of a nationwide running group called Black Girls Run.   I met up with them as they were wrapping it up.

They were there in conjunction with the health theme of the C.H.I.C.K.S. “Let’s Move It Philly” program that was going on upstairs at St. Marks.

It may be time to organize the Historic Frankford Under the El 5K.



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EPIC Stakeholders Meeting 1/31/13

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Joan Todd, Program Coordinator at Carson Valley Children’s Aid

It was another busy night at the EPIC Stakeholders meeting on Thursday, January 31st.

Simone Smith made her first appearance for the Frankford NAC. Erica Smith from TreePhilly updated the group on this year’s tree give aways.   Julia Hilligas from the mayor’s Office of Educations talked about funding for college. Gail Anderson, from  Job Corps, Cheryl Lang from I-Lead were also on the agenda.  Laura Wagner from First Home Care talked about their program recruiting foster parents.

Coming up on  on Saturday, February 9th and Saturday February 16 is civic engagement training.  If you are interested in earning a little extra money and participating on the Philadelphia Board of Elections see the flyer at this link.

Joan Todd updated the group on the C.H.I.C.K.S. afters chool program for girls at Harding Middle School.  There will be a health forum at St. Mark’s on Saturday February 16th from 10AM to 1PM.  There will be Spoken word by Ursula Rucker, Jeanine Kayembe & Denise Forham and musical performances by Yazz The Greatest & She Is Phoenix.  For further information see the flyer at this link.

The Philadelphia Police C.H.E.E.R.S. Saturday morning program for children 8 to 17 will be starting up on March 2nd from 9AM to 1PM at St. Joachims this year.  It will run for 7 consecutive weeks and breakfast and lunch are provided.  See the flyer at this link.

The EPIC meeting is always a good program.  The next meeting will be on February 28th at 530PM at 2nd Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow Street.