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The Community Office Open House was a huge success. More than 200 community members participated in this event on Saturday, April 27th, enjoying a beautiful day filled with fun activities and great food.
Exelon Corporate Citizenship Program
As part of National Volutneer Week and the Exelon Corporate Citizenship Program, a group of volunteers from PECO and Exelon Corporation volunteered their services at ACHIEVEability on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
ACHIEVEability announces that Marcus Allen, Chief Executive Officer of the organization has resigned from his position to pursue other opportunities.
During his 3.5 year tenure, Marcus has led ACHIEVEability to many successes. He diversified the Board and increased the awareness of ACHIEVEability. ACHIEVEability received significant media coverage not only in Philadelphia media outlets but in national outlets as well. The organization was featured on CNN’s television program Your Bottom Line with Christine Romans and NCAA Magazine. He also created the very successful Food for Thought fundraising event. The last Food for Thought event, which took place on March 23rd, featured 34 of Greater Philadelphia’s top chefs and restaurants and raised nearly $300,000 for the program. In addition, Marcus led the completion of the Von Louhr II project, the $7 million renovation and re-syndication of the Von Louhr building (now named The Lawson Residences at Von Louhr) which houses 24 ACHIEVEability participant families. He also developed and maintained partnerships with some of Philadelphia’s largest for-profit organizations including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, PECO, UPS, and Morgan Lewis. Marcus received many accolades while at ACHIEVEability. He was named the Community and Civic Leader of the Year by Powershift in 2010, received the Inspiration Award by the Philadelphia Alliance in 2011, named one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, named to the Philadelphia Tribune’s top 10 list of African Americans under 40, and one of KYW Newsradio’s “Gamechangers”.
Sip, Socialize and Serve
Thank you to the more than 100 young friends who came out to Ladder 15 in Philadelphia on Saturday night to attend Sip, Socialize and Serve.
Vanguard volunteers successfully helped ACHIEVEability paint and clean two homes as part of the 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.
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