Join us for the 2020 Business Opportunity Luncheon — a dynamic networking event and panel discussion. Connect with meeting and convention decision makers, establish business relationships and learn how you can benefit economically from the increase in tourism activity around the Pennsylvania Convention Center. for more information and sponsorship opportunities contact Greg DeShields at greg@discoverPHL.com.
Please join us for Henry Bermudez’s exhibition Wilderness in Mind, artist reception. Venezuelan artist, Bermudez is an internationally recognized artist who has been living in Philadelphia since 2004. During his time in Philadelphia, he has flourished as a muralist, curator, and art instructor, he currently teaches art at Fleisher Art Memorial and Career Academy Developing Institute (CADI). He is also co-director of House Gallery 1816 in Fishtown, where he maintains an active studio and exhibition schedule. For his show at Taller, Bermudez is presenting a site-specific installation in the center of the gallery representing a new avenue of investigation. Wilderness in Mind places in dialogue rarely seen and recent work, and is his first solo exhibition at Taller. Artist Reception February 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Free, Taller Puertorriqueño.
Gearing up for Older Americans Month, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is calling on adults, ages 55 and older, to submit their artwork for the organization’s annual Celebrate Arts and Aging. This month-long celebration showcases the talents of both professional and amateur artists as they ease into their golden years. Art submissions will be accepted from now until Wednesday, March 25. All submissions will be on display in one of four locations throughout the city of Philadelphia during the month of May. Artwork eligible for submission, include paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, fabric art, mixed media and photography. Photos and submission forms can be mailed to the attention of Amanda Buonomo, special events manager, at 642 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Digital files can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission forms and more information can be found at pcacares.org/seniorart.
Galleries at Moore
The Galleries at Moore will host a walk-and-talk event with the exhibiting artists of Emerging Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 26 at 6 pm. The event is FREE to the public and is wheelchair accessible. Emerging Philadelphia will be on view during regular gallery hours through March 14, 2020.Emerging Philadelphia brings together three solo shows by emerging Philadelphia artists Shona McAndrew, Matt A. Osborn and Stacey Lee Webber, and represents a glimpse of the range of materials, experiences and backgrounds embodied by our city’s community of creative thinkers. Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm. Closed Sunday and all academic and legal holidays.
Save the date for Congreso’s biggest event of the year! Support Congreso’s mission to enable individuals and families in predominantly Latino neighborhoods to achieve economic self-sufficiency and well-being while dancing the night away at this black-tie event. When: Saturday | March 21st, 2020 | 6:30 PM. Where: The Bellevue Hotel | 200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. A special gracias to AmerisourceBergen for serving as our Premier Sponsor and PECO for serving as our Platinum Sponsor, along with Mr. Albert Morales, our Gala Honorary Chair and Chief Transformation Officer at AmerisourceBergen.
In an effort to make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 census starting April 1, state Rep. Angel Cruz’s district office is housing a census kiosk for constituents of the 180th Legislative District. “The kiosk is a place where my constituents can come to ask questions about the census, as well as fill out the form in a comfortable environment,” Cruz said. “From receiving federal money to how Pennsylvania is represented in Congress, it’s so crucial that everyone is counted. I want to make sure that no one is left out for the benefit of our communities and our state.” Constituents can stop by Cruz’s office at 3503 N. B St., Unit 7, 19134 and visit the census kiosk. They may also call 215-291-5643 with any questions.
100 History Makers
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia celebrates these efforts by hosting PHILADELPHIA’S 100 HISTORY MAKERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY. The exhibition honors the legacies of Philadelphia-area African Americans from the 20th century consisting of 100 individuals from various decades who dedicated their lives to equality and come from a variety of disciplines including the arts, athletics, civil rights, politics, religion, and education. (An exhibit overview is attached). The exhibition kicks off as part of Einstein’s Day of Service on January 20, 2020 and runs through February 29, 2020 (Black History Month). We invite you to experience the exhibit which will be displayed in the main lobby of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia (5501 Old York Road).
Enjoy a free concert by the United States Air Force ‘Heritage Brass of the USAF Heritage of America Band at the Landis Theater, on Saturday, March 14, at 3 p.m., at the Landis Theater, 830 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. This concert, presented by Main Street Vineland, is sponsored by Samuel Coraluzzo Co., Inc./Torrissi Transport. Heritage Brass is a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble that brings the military tradition of brass and percussion to the concert stage. This ensemble of professional Airmen-musicians presents a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions, and distinctive arrangements. Enjoy hearing this ensemble in an exhilarating musical experience. For more information, call the Main Street Vineland office at 856-794-8653, visit the organization’s website at www.TheAve.biz, or its Facebook page.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply. Scholarship applications will be accepted online at the ACS Scholars Program website www.acs.org/scholars through March 1, 2020, for the academic year 2020-21. Additional information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250, or by emailing email@example.com.
For the past year, the City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) has been working hard to grow the Immigrant Workers Academy. Developed in collaboration with community groups, this outreach program connects immigrant neighborhoods to trainings on workplace protections. We wanted to create a new standard where immigrants not only understood their workplace rights, but also felt supported in exercising them. From the beginning, supporters have asked that we put our workers academy materials online. For this reason, we are happy to debut OIA’s revamped resource page. In addition to citizenship and language access materials, the page includes important information on workplace protections. They are available in many languages, and we hope this affords better access to service providers, community leaders, and immigrants themselves. https://www.phila.gov/departments/office-of-immigrant-affairs/resources
Help protect our streams, rivers and environment by becoming a Penn State Master Watershed Steward. A free public information session about the Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program in Bucks County is being held Tuesday, January 14, 2020, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Bucks County Extension Office auditorium, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. The Penn State Master Watershed Steward Program in Bucks County is training a new class of volunteers this coming spring. The program provides 40 hours of water and natural resource training for citizens that have an interest in the environment, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference in the community. The training program begins Thursday, April 2, 2020 and continues subsequent Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. through July. For more information about the Master Watershed Steward Program, costs and volunteer commitment, or to request an application for the 2020 training program, contact Master Watershed Coordinator Kathleen Connally at 267-483-2020 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) is in need of donations to the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians ahead of its busiest season; winter. The Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians provides financial assistance to low-income older adults in need that have otherwise exhausted all other sources of aid. This includes emergency funds for housing, food, medicine and utilities. Last year, assistance with heating oil made up the majority of the requests, accounting for nearly 55% of the total funds distributed. Oil requests are typically received from Nov. 1 to March 31. The emergency fund is specifically important to the older adults living in Philadelphia, which has one of the highest senior-poverty rates of the nation’s 10 largest cities. Fundraising for the emergency fund goes on year-round. Donations to the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians can be made by visiting pcacares.org/emergencyfund or by calling Joan Zaremba at 215-765-9000, ext. 5051.
Stockton Radio Station WLFR to Broadcast Eagles Pre-Games, Games in Spanish. Hola Eagles fans! Stockton’s radio station, WLFR 91.7FM, has obtained the rights to broadcast this season’s Eagles pre-game shows and regular season games in Spanish. “We are committed to serving different segments of the South Jersey population,” said WLFR General Manager Chad Roberts. “This will be very beneficial for the radio station and for our listeners.” The public can listen to WLFR at 91.7FM or through mobile apps. More information is at at stockton.edu/wlfr/. The station covers primarily Atlantic County but also reaches into parts of Cape May, Cumberland, and southern Ocean counties.
District Attorney’s Office (DAO) First Assistant Robert Listenbee will lead an announcement of the One Stop Job and Resource Hub (The Hub), an initiative to provide Philadelphians with access to employers, trauma-informed professionals, victim services, housing options, and social services. The Hub will be held on the first Thursday of every month, starting Thursday, Sept. 5th, in different parts of the city as part of the DAO’s community service mission.
Accelerate Latinx, is designed for Hispanic entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level, but not sure how to get there. This award-winning program, recommended by the World Bank and the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides business owners the practical, hands-on business knowledge, management know-how, and networks needed to think like a CEO, grow revenue, increase jobs, and be contract-capable and procurement-ready. To be eligible, business owners must have operated their business for at least two years, grossing $200k or more in annual revenue, with at least one full-time employee other than the owner. The program is bilingual and provided at no cost to GPHCC members, thanks to the generous support from our program partners
ESL Classes at NSC
ESL classes at NSC in Philadelphia. For nearly 95 years, NSC has remained the premier center for English language classes in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Our student-centered English as a Second Language (ESL) classes host beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses. Students’ language skills are assessed at registration and they are placed in one of seven levels of ESL classes. All of our classes are open to the public and taught on-site at NSC by highly motivated, experienced volunteer teachers who help students gain a richer understanding of US culture and society. You can find more information on our website (https://nscphila.org/english) Nationalities Service Center 1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor | Philadelphia, PA 19107 Direct: 215.609.1526 | Fax: 215.735.9718.
Celebrate every Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM FREE Market tote bags* thanks to Riverfront Federal Credit Union. Cupcakes for everyone! On the Main Stage: Music by Matt Gordon Check out The Reading Public Museum’s table to learn about the The Museum’s Summer Discovery Camp as you try your hand at making some super slippery slime! Learn more about the Reading Public Library & enjoy a FREE book from their book cart. Participate in The Food Trust’s nutrition lesson & demonstration to earn Berks Farm Bucks!
Experiences that you have as a child stay with you for a lifetime. Your donation to Please Touch Museum makes it possible for us to keep our museum accessible to all members of our community– no matter what their financial circumstances may be. Help us continue to provide valuable lifelong memories to every child. Your gift will keep our museum accessible to all children and their families. We invite you to donate any amount–$5 to $125 to our Second Decade Fund, which is a fund that supports play for all families. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and support low or no cost admission for families in our community.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health launched Philly, Keep On Loving a new sexual health marketing campaign that encourages Philadelphians to consider PrEP as part of their sexual health planning. PrEP is a safe, daily pill that dramatically reduces the risk of HIV infection by over 90%. In 2017, 496 Philadelphians were diagnosed with HIV. The campaign will appear in local newspapers and on buses, bus shelters, and corner stores throughout Philadelphia, as well as social media channels in English and Spanish. Philadelphians can access PrEP through their healthcare provide or find a doctor on PhillyKeepOnLoving.com or through the Health Information Helpline at 215-985-2437.
Republic Services lanzará una campaña de educación en Philadelphia. El esfuerzo busca llamar la atención del público debido a los altos niveles de contaminación en los programas de reciclaje residenciales y también para ayudarlos a reciclar mejor. Actualmente, uno de cada cuatro artículos que se encuentran en los botes de reciclaje en Philadelphia, pertenece al bote de basura. Estos vienen sucios con comida u otros residuos, o ni siquiera son productos reciclables. Eso significa que los productos que los residentes tenían la intención de reciclar pueden terminar en los vertederos. Para obtener más información, visita el sitio web de Republic Services en RepublicServices.com. Dale “Like” a Republic en Facebook, Facebook.com/RepublicServices y síguenos en Twitter @RepublicService e Instagram @republic_service.
TeamChildren Summer Computer Sale! Do you need or know some that needs a powerful, low cost, desktop or laptop computer? Our back to school campaign has begun and our goal is to distribute 150 high quality refurbished desktops ranging from ($100- $165) We also have over 100 amazing laptops (I3, I5, and I7 processors) $150- $185. We are always looking for donated computers,financial contributions, and volunteers to help further our mission! We’d love to hear from you! please see the attached application for further details. Call: (610) 666-1795 email@example.com Robert Toporek President/Founder 960 Rittenhouse Rd Audubon PA 19403.
Be a volunteer tutor! Help adult learners gain the skills and education they need for success. The Office of Adult Education (OAE) has relocated to 1500 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1412. Our new Center City location provides convenient access to innovative volunteer trainings and workshops. This year, OAE redesigned its volunteer training programs and expanded to include Tutor Now: Technology Skills for volunteers to tutor adults in computer skills. For more Tutor Now trainings, please find more information www.philaliteracy.org.
During regular work hours, the Philadelphia Bar Association offers the program — the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) — which provides lawyer referrals to area residents. Staff attorneys take calls from the general public and refer callers to attorneys in private practice for a 30-minute consultation, for which the attorney agrees to charge a drastically reduced fee of $35. If callers do not need an attorney or cannot afford one, they will be directed to a legal service organization, agency or other resource for assistance. LRIS is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling (215) 238-6333.
¿Le molesta si alguien bebe demasiado? Los grupos de familia al-anon puede ayudarle. Reuniones 1116 East Luzerne St. Philadelphia Lunes 9:30 a 10:30 AM. Si necesita más información: Mirta 862-294-8683, por favor manténgalo confidencial.
My students need a lighting kit and a laptop to create a RE-TEACHING station! My students come from all over the world – especially from countries that speak Spanish. My students are curious, artistic, competent and courageous. Our extracurricular activities are full of enthusiastic students eager to spend time in a caring environment away from the harsh realities of a rough neighborhood. Our goal is to create a re-teaching center in our classroom. It would include a camera, lighting kit, and a computer to edit videos. So, when a group of students feels like they’ve mastered a concept, they can re-teach it in a short video and publish that video on our YouTube page. To donate go to www.donorschoose.org/project/lights-camera-re-teach/2887337/?rf=link-siteshare-2017-11-teacher_old-teacher_855949&challengeid=152925 ciudad. www.facebook.com/Masterchef/
Wheel Fun Rentals
Wheel Fun Rentals is renewing a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a program called “Biking & Boating Buddies.” For the eleventh consecutive year, “Biking & Boating Buddies” provides free rentals to underprivileged children and their mentors around the nation. To date, $1,280,000 in free rentals have been distributed to Bigs and Littles at over 20 BBBS chapters around the nation. If you’d like to become a volunteer or support BBBS programs, please visit www.bbbs.org. To find out more about the Biking Buddies program visit wheelfunrentals.com/big-brothers-big-sisters/
La Cancillería mexicana pone en operación la línea telefónica “Estamos Contigo”. La línea “Estamos Contigo” entró en operación en noviembre y funciona las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana. Tendrá como objetivo central, brindar a los usuarios apoyo emocional e información general sobre actualidad migratoria y reportar incidentes de abuso. A través del número 1 877-632-6678, los connacionales en Estados Unidos podrán recibir información sobre muchos tópicos de apoyo, y adicionalmente, se le brindará a las mujeres apoyo emocional y psicológico que les permita enfrentar crisis basadas en situaciones de abuso físico intrafamiliar, violaciones, depresiones, discriminación o abuso de origen racial.
Meet the faces of CASA DOMINICANA! Looking for volunteers to join the cads Dominican Community Outreach Program. Casa Dominica has established itself as an integral part of the Hispanic community in Philadelphia. We are looking for young adults who want to give back to the community. Our future plans include art seminars, music appreciation, folkloric dance classes, sports, financial budgeting seminars, courses on microsoft word and excel and so much more.Volunteers, teachers, instructors, everybody! We cannot do this without you. Help us make our community, a united and safe one for our youths.
Access Services is proud to celebrate Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month, in addition to celebrating the strengths of individuals with disabilities all year long! We invite you to join our enthusiastic and growing team. Full and part time work opportunities are available throughout our agency. In addition, Access Services is always looking for loving families willing to open their hearts and homes to a child or adult with special needs. To learn more about Access Services and the many wonderful opportunities available, please visit www.accessservices.org.
ABC’s of Starting a Small Business. Do Not Invest Your Money in A Business, Until You Attend this Seminar. Attend the ABC’s of Starting a Small Business to learn the ins and outs of starting a small business, the challenges you’ll face and the resources available to help you get started! For more info: Front Office at LAEDA Latin American Economic Development Association firstname.lastname@example.org 856-338-1177.
Want to change a child’s life? There’s always an urgent need for resource parents in the city and surrounding areas. Resource parents (formerly referred to as «foster parents») are community members who take in children and youth who are unable to reside with their families due to abuse and neglect. Not only does it make a huge impact on these children’s well-being and safety, but it can be a life-changing experience for the parents as well. CONTACT:Wordsworth CUA Region 5, Cassandra Williams email@example.com, 267)766-2000 x2054 Wordsworth CUA Region 10, Natasha Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org, (215)817-5906
St. Luke’s Hospital
“PriceChecker” Program Bundles Services, Is Geared Toward Insured Patients with High Deductibles. With the rise in higher-deductible health plans and coinsurance, Americans are paying an increasingly greater proportion of their health care costs out of pocket. This means that patients need meaningful and transparent price information to better make informed health care decisions. St. Luke’s has launched St. Luke’s PriceChecker – a program that offers patients an option to pay a bundled price in advance of their service for specific common imaging studies and/or procedures as well as specific common ambulatory surgical services. Five of St. Luke’s Hospitals and more than 150 outpatient locations will participate in the bundled pricing, except for the Network’s New Jersey-based hospital and outpatient sites. A full description of the program along with prices and images/procedures can be found on-line atwww.PriceChecker.sluhn.org
View over 40 murals on this tour, featuring the collection that was created through the Porch Light Program. Cost: $5 per person and each guest will receive a package of beautiful note cards depicting some of the murals on the tour. Visit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) after your tour! Each Mural Arts tour guest will receive a $5 off voucher for admission into the museum to be used either the same day or a future date. The tour leaves from PAFA, Hamilton Building, located at 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Second Sunday Specialty Trolley Tour.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today invites manufacturers, retailers, service providers, agricultural businesses, and other small businesses to apply for a Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. The grants provide funding to projects that include auxiliary power units deployed as anti-idling technology for trucks, HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency lighting, solvent recovery systems and waste recycling systems. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be accepted until fiscal year 15-16 funds are exhausted or April 15, 2016, whichever occurs first. Applications are available by visiting www.dep.state.pa.us and clicking on the “Small Business Advantage Grant” button.
The Gage Recording Studio @ WKM is now in operation with an engineer ready to record you. Bring your ready-made beats, tracks, instruments and have your verses memorized and ready. No negative messages – against women, promoting violence, how much $ you have, drug promotion, etc. For every hour youth volunteer at WKM youth get two hours – one in recording time, and another hour of having music mixed and mastered. Call/text/email if you’re ready: 267-324-7386 email@example.com
Temple University Health System is continuing to expand its reach into Philadelphia and the surrounding areas by opening its latest Temple ReadyCare urgent care facility in Northeast Philadelphia on April 27. The new, state-of-the-art facility located at 2118 Cottman Avenue (Horrocks St. and Cottman Ave.) is one of four ReadyCare centers staffed by Temple physicians and personnel specially trained to help meet the non-emergency healthcare needs of walk-in patients. It will be open seven days a week, including weekday, evenings and most holidays. For more information, call 215-342-3020, or go to www.templereadycare.com.
Stage One Grant
The African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE (AACC) is currently looking for young professionals and start-up businesses to join our team! The Stage One Grant is offered to young professionals and start-up businesses interested becoming members of the African-American Chambers of Commerce PA, NJ, & DE (AACC). Those approved for the grant will receive one year membership to the AACC, which includes complimentary admission to various events and programs. Also, start-ups must commit to applying for and, if accepted, completing the Entrepreneur Academy, which provides up to $6,500 in start-up capital for your business. For additional information, please visit www.aachamber.org. 1617 JFK Blvd. Suite 889 |Philadelphia, PA, 19103 | (215) 751-9501
Youth United For Change seeks youth from across the city who attend traditional public and public charter high schools to participate in the School Food Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board will meet bi-monthly with the School Food Division to provide input and work toward goals like providing nutritional information for school meals, and ensure that healthy, high quality food is served. Young people who want to join the Youth Advisory Board should contact: William Shelton, Youth United for Change: firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-423-9588.
Turner Construction will be offering Building Your Future: Turner’s School of Construction Management Training Program. This program is designed to prepare small, minority, and women-owned contractors for contract procurement opportunities in Philadelphia. The six-week program curriculum will cover such topics as Fundamentals of Estimating, Practices and Procedures of Purchasing, Financial Management and Accounting Principles, Bonding and Insurance, among others. In order to attend, business must have at least 3 years of construction or construction-related experience. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate upon completion. Tel. (215) 496-8950. Dexter Hendricks email@example.com.
NJ Resource Center
La Agencia de Financiamiento de Hipotecas y Viviendas de New Jersey (HMFA) anunció el lanzamiento del servicio de localización de viviendas, New Jersey Housing Resource Center (NJHRC), en www.njhrc.gov. Las mejoras incluyen una nueva imagen y optimización de la experiencia del usuario junto a una acabada sección de instructivos y recursos sobre vivienda. Este es un servicio GRATUITO para los usuarios que buscan ya sea viviendas de alquiler y de venta enlistadas, de carácter económico y a precios de mercado en New Jersey.
Urgent Care Clinic
Jefferson Launches Urgent Care Clinic at Smylie Times in Northeast Philly. Located at Rhawn and the Boulevard. Board-certified, emergency medicine physicians are available in a modern, comfortable clinic to care for patients with acute, non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. Jefferson Urgent Care is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for when patients can’t wait for an appointment and want to be seen right away. Emergency Medicine physicians will follow-up with patients’ primary care providers to ensure continuity of care after the urgent care visit. Additional services include x-ray, influenza vaccines, laboratory testing, sutures, splinting and sports and employment physicals. For more information visit Jefferson.edu/UrgentCare.
Cisco Networking Academy is a global education program that teaches students how to design, build, troubleshoot, and secure computer networks for increased access to career and economic opportunities around the world. Networking Academy provides online courses, interactive tools, and hands-on e-learning activities to help individuals prepare for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and networking careers in virtually every type of industry. www.camdendreamcenter.org/
The SAMBULANCE Safety Squad, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safety education in the special needs community, has signed a partnership with Parents of Autistic Children, or POAC. The partnership entails a joint effort to reach individuals with special needs in South Jersey. The partnership between the SAMBULANCE and POAC includes: complimentary training sessions, recreational evenings to engage the special needs community and a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser to further their joint programming. This Spring, the two non-profits will begin hosting their free training sessions; recreational evenings and October 4th Walk-A-Thon will all take place at Sahara Sam’s Oasis.