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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.



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TreePhilly’s Yard Tree Giveaway in Frankford is next week!

TreePhilly’s Yard Tree Giveaway in Frankford is next week!  Only people who have registered will be able to get a tree. If you did not register for a tree, there will be another Yard Tree Give-away in the Fall, and you can sign up starting in June. See TreePhilly info below.

341 trees (62 large, 279 small) will be distributed at Wilmot Playground, Mulberry and Meadow Streets, Philadelphia PA 19124, across from the Second Baptist Church – trees will be stored in the church parking lot  Wednesday, April 25th from 4-7pm and  Saturday, April 28th, from 10am-1pm

contact for more information-

 Erica Smith Fichman
TreePhilly Manager
Urban Forestry & Ecosystem Management
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
One Parkway, 10th Floor
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Janet E. Bernstein
6946 Jackson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(267) 982-9620 c
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Greening Frankford with Free Trees

This is a deal that is hard to ignore. From Kim Washington:

TreePhilly is a new tree-planting initiative led by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation that directly engages property owners, businesses and neighborhood residents to improve their communities by planting and maintaining trees.  TreePhilly continues Parks & Recreation’s ongoing commitment to greening Philadelphia and supports both the City’s Greenworks Philadelphia plan and the regional Plant One Million campaign.

Through TreePhilly’s Yard Tree Program, Philadelphia residents can receive a FREE tree!  Residents can request one tree per address, to be planted on their private land.  Pickup days will occur during the week of April 22nd to 28th throughout the City; we will contact you in March with more information about dates and locations.  This program is for private yard trees only (front, back, and side yards).  If you are interested in a street tree or want to find out more about the Yard Tree Program, including tree species and size information, please visit