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Doctor Martin Luther King Breakfast Celebration


OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION Come out to meet our elected officials, new Police Captain, the DA’s Office, SEPTA Police and participate in a service project
Monday, January 21, 2019 THIS YEAR LOCATED AT FRANKFORD FRIENDS SCHOOL ANNEX Located at the SW corner of Penn and Orthodox Streets (1424 Orthodox Street)

The doors open at 8:30 a.m., the program begins at 9:00 a.m. Free event and meal to all


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32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration

The Frankford Coalition of Neighbors invites the Community

to the 3 2 n d A n n u a l

D r. M a r ti n L u t h e r  K i n g , J r.

B r e a k f a s t C e l e b r a ti o n

On Monday, January 15, 9:00 am to 11. Understanding how busy your schedule is, we hope that you may be able to fit us into your MLK Day. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. for this unique and popular event which offers Frankford Residents, Neighborhood-based Organizations, Religious Congregations, Small Business Owners, Community Activists and anyone seeking information about improving relations among diverse racial and ethnic groups, an opportunity to meet and greet their neighbors.

With the “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR” theme, this celebration will be two hours long and includes a free breakfast, Frankford High School ROTC, Frankford Garden Club, Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School and Frankford Friends School, Ujima Friends Peace Center, One Day at A Time, State Representative Jason Dawkins and more. This year, the breakfast will be held at the Frankford Friends School Annex at the corner of Orthodox and Penn Streets in Frankford, Philadelphia.

The Frankford Coalition of Neighbors is a civic organization working to improve relations among the diverse economic, racial and ethnic groups in Frankford, while promoting volunteerism and community coalition. T h e M L K C e l e b r a ti o n is an expression of the Coalition’s mission, which hopes to generate positive social change in order to create a more just, responsive, peaceful and cooperative community for all Frankford residents.

The committee plans to serve approximately 180 people for the breakfast and we offer an exhibit table for any materials you wish to distribute, or place your materials to each person at their seat. This Breakfast is our opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate and reaffirm our commitmentto Dr.King’s vision of racial justice and peacemaking.This year,we are collecting cans for Frankford Food Banks and conducting a service project to assemble bags and hygiene items for Homeless individuals in Frankford and city-wide.

If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to call me at (267) 257-1670. Warm regards,

Jennifer L. Powell-Folks

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St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church

The congregation of St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church at Orthodox and Penn Streets has held their last service in Frankford.  They have relocated the church farther up in the Northeast to better serve their members.  We wish them well.

The building was originally St. Luke’s Reformed Episcopal Church which was designed by architect Frank Rushmore Watson.  It has been purchased by Frankford Friends School for use as an almost full-size gym as well as to provide enhanced music and theater spaces.

This is a win for the Frankford community. Frankford Friends will care for it well and continue to stabilize that area of Frankford.