Community Services

ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office

 

Programs and Services

The goal of ACHIEVEability's Community Services Office is to help residents of the Haddington and Cobbs Creek neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. The office works with residents to organize, access, plan and implement activities and utilize information which will contribute to achieving a healthy, vibrant, technologically-savvy and hopeful community.

Residents of the community can contact the Community Services Office for assistance with:

Seeking Bids for Street and Sidewalk Cleaning

ACHIEVEability is seeking bids from local subcontractors who can perform street and sidewalk cleaning, as well as the removal of graffiti, posters and other items on public fixtures such as posts, garbage cans, and mailboxes on the 60th Street Commercial Corridor. The area to be served is 60th Street from Arch to Spruce Streets, and along Market Street from 59th to 61st Streets. These duties are to be performed three times weekly with full removal of litter and the subcontractor would be expected to be a partner in the reporting of short dumping.

If your organization would like to be considered for these consulting services, you may express your interest by responding to ACHIEVEability’s Community Services Office at 59 N. 60th Street. You can send or bring a letter of interest as well as attachments that include a budget quote, evidence of liability insurance, and a list of three professional references for entities that you have provided the services described in this project.

Preference will be given to vendors who are based in and hire employees from the Haddington and Cobbs Creek areas of West Philadelphia. Please contact Kimberly Snowden, Director of Community Services, 215-748-8832, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for any questions regarding this project. Letters of Interest will be accepted until August 28th, 2014 at 5pm.

 

Financial Empowerment Center

ACHIEVEability has been selected as one of Philadelphia's network of Financial Empowerment Centers. Through the program, professional financial counselors will provide clients with one-on-one counseling and guidance on issues such as managing and paying down debts, opening safe and affordable bank accounts, building healthy credit, and creating budgets that facilitate savings. Financial counseling services are by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment with Counselor John Lyons, please call the Community Office at 215-748-8838.

 

Town Hall Meetings

The ACHIEVEability Community Services Office offers quarterly Town Hall Meetings to residents in the West Philadelphia community. The last Town Hall Meeting took place on Thursday, July 17th at the Salvation Army at 5522 Arch Street. The topic for the meeting was Services and Programs Offered by Philadelphia Energy Companies. PGW, PECO and ECA were featured at the event. The next Town Hall meeting is schedule for the fall. Please stay tuned for more information. Should you have any questions please contact the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office at 215-748-8838 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Free Federal and State Tax Preparation

The ACHIEVEability Community Office provides free federal and state tax preparation services for members of the community during tax season. 2014 marked the 5th consecutive year that this service has been provided, which saved residents more than $102,000 in tax preparation fees. A total of 392 residents used the free services, which led to $272,326 in Earned Income Tax Credits and $670,212 i federal income tax refunds. Taxes were prepared by IRS certified volunteers.


Philadelphia Recycling Rewards Program

program_logo

ACHIEVEability is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program. For more information please click on the logo above.

 

Additional Information and Referral Programs

  • Homeownership
  • Rental assistance
  • Credit counseling
  • Home weatherization
  • Food vouchers/food banks
  • Youth activities/after school programs/recreation
  • Job training programs
  • Mortgage assistance
  • Home improvement services

For more information contact:

ACHIEVEability Community Services Office
Phone:  215-748-8838
Email:    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Location: 59 North 60th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139