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Frankford CDC is Hiring

Would you or someone you know be interested in joining our  team? We’re currently looking to hire a new Commercial Corridor Manager and Corridor Cleaners! See descriptions below. To apply, email your resume and cover letter (Word document or PDF) to info@frankfordcdc.org with the applicable job title in the subject heading.  Please see job descriptions below.

Neighborhood Advisory / Energy Center Coordinator –

The Frankford CDC’s NAC/NECCoordinator will be responsible for providing comprehensive energy services and affordable housing resources services to low-income households.

Services to be provided include:

  • Intake for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Intake or referral to Crisis;
  • Utility bill payment assistance programs including: the Philadelphia Gas Works Workshop Program, energy counseling Weatherization Assistance Program, energy education; and other energy related service
  • Assist with facilitating community service briefings around homeownership and utility assistance programs
  • Help facilitate community zoning meetings and other community initiatives as necessary.

Starting Salary
$40,000 Annually + Benefits

Corridor Cleaning Assistant –

The Frankford CDC’s Corridor Cleaning Assistance program assist 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
  • Assist with promotion and distribution of COVID-19 related resources for small business along Frankford Avenue
  • 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.

Starting Salary 
$15/ hr

Frankford Pause Park – Soak It Up Adoption Ambassador
Through the Philadelphia Water Department’s Soak It Up Adoption Program, Frankford CDC is hiring two part-time site ambassadors for the GSI (green stormwater infrastructure) rain garden at Frankford Pause Park, located at 4671 Paul Street.

Soak It Up Adoption Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Clean the park, sidewalk, and rain garden of trash/litter, including the curb line and storm inlets
  • Assist with promotion of litter reduction campaigns and community engagement
  • Engage with the public about the rain garden, and how GSI works
  • Track number of bags of trash collected, report on the condition of the rain garden, and track engagement around the park and the rain garden
  • Make 311 reports for city related issues in and around the park/rain garden (graffiti, illegal dumping, etc.)

Starting Salary
$16/hr

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Frankford Pause Park

Come join us for a season of events in Frankford Pause Park.

Frankford Pause Playlist
Curated and hosted by Queen Jo
FREE 5:30 – 8:00 PM
* Thursday, September 8th: Feese, T Marie, Problem Child
* Thursday, September 15th: Essence Natay, RaeDianz, Kara
* Thursday, September 22nd: Frenchie, Mariah Geez, Seriah Nicole.
* Thursday, September 29th: Sing Kriss, Solomon, Nadir
* Thursday, October 6th: Taylor Kelly, Kingsley, JacqCon
* Thursday, October 13th:  Reef The Lost Cauze, Aime, Joie Kathos

Reel Fun Fridays
Outdoor movie nights
FREE 7:00 PM
* Friday, September 16th, Encanto
* Friday, October 14th, Ghostbusters (1984)

Community Resource Day
Adult and family resources
FREE 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
* Saturday, October 15th

Paint. Pause. Sip.
ARTrageous Brush and Flow
Tickets $17
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
* Wednesday, September 14th
* Wednesday, October 12th

Bachata Dance Class
Controla Dance Academy
FREE 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
* Friday, September 9th
* Friday, September 23rd
* Friday, September 30th
* Friday, October 7th

Food Truck Fridays
Pay as you go. Details can be found at frankfordcdc.org.
* Friday, September 9th
* Friday, September 16th
* Friday, September 23rd
* Friday, September 30th
* Friday, October 7th
* Friday, October 14th

Frankford Street Festival
Pay as you go.
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
* Saturday, October 22nd

visit frankfordcdc.org for more info

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Frankford CDC Returns to Remote Work

The Frankford CDC is returning to remote work until further notice.

With the uptick in COVID cases, and the new Omicron variant, the Frankford CDC will be temporarily be returning to remote work. Services will continue to be provided via phone and email. Drop-offs for paperwork will be available.

Holiday Hours: Frankford CDC will be closed from December 24 until January 3 for the winter holidays.

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Community Development Funds for Frankford

SENATOR TARTAGLIONE ANNOUNCES STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR FRANKFORD & KENSINGTON

Keystone Communities Program grants totaling $122,000 will support the revitalization of commercial and mixed-use properties along the Frankford and Kensington avenue corridors.

State Senator Tartaglione announced the award of Keystone Communities Program grants totaling $122,000 to two local community development corporations (CDCs).

Frankford CDC was awarded $96,977 in support of its continued revitalization of 4663 Paul Street, while New Kensington CDC was awarded $25,000 in support of its Kensington Avenue Commercial Corridor Plan.

“I am thrilled to bring these much-needed Commonwealth funds back to the 2nd Senatorial District. I know they will be put to great use,” Senator Tartaglione said. “I have worked side-by-side with the Frankford CDC and the New Kensington CDC for many years as we invest in these neighborhoods and strive to overcome the many socioeconomic challenges that impact the diverse groups of people who live and work here.”

Among its many ongoing projects, Frankford CDC is rehabilitating two formerly vacant and dilapidated commercial properties on the 4600 block of Paul Street, adjacent to the CDC’s own headquarters. The plan includes the development of two new commercial units/storefronts on the ground floor and eight affordable rental units on the second and third floors.

The effort is part of Frankford CDC’s Reimagining Margaret-Orthodox strategy for the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor and around SEPTA’s Arrott Transportation Center.

New Kensington CDC will use its Keystone Communities funding to develop a new Kensington Avenue Commercial Corridor Plan to guide the CDC in the purchase and redevelopment of properties that will be used to provide opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs. The effort will focus on the avenue as well as connecting corridors that link to Frankford Avenue.

Funding will help the CDC hire a consultant, engage the community, and provide incentives for stakeholder participation with a focus on streetscape, façade, and signage improvements.

Administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities Program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life. The program allows communities to tailor the assistance to meet the needs of its specific revitalization effort.

Grants may be used in a variety of ways including planning activities, façade improvement programs, accessible housing programs, and development grants. Eligibility is open to units of local government; redevelopment and/or housing authorities; nonprofit organizations engaged in economic development or housing; CDCs; business, neighborhood, or downtown improvement districts; or similar organizations incorporated as authorities.

For more information about the Keystone Communities Program, visit the DCED website. Information is also available via the Frankford CDC and New Kensington CDC websites.