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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 27, 2013, enjoying a beautiful day filled with fun activities and great food. In addition, those who attended the event were informed about services offered by the Community Office.
The Open House also gave an opportunity for organizations to partner with ACHIEVEability and display their resources. These organizatons included Haddington Multi-Cultural Inc, Budget Mobile, Early Headstart of Children’s Hospital,19th District Police Department, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, State Representative Vanessa Brown, Education Opportunity Center and Urban League.
Presentations were given by Director of Community Services Nijah Famous, Admissions Coordinator Courtney Wakefield and Community Adviosry Committee Chair James Wright.
The next Community Office Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Mercy Hospital. The focus for this meeting is healthy mind and healthy body. Herb Nook's Ron Norwood will give a presentation on how herbs help the body. In addition, presentations will be given by Spectrum Male Health, Cancer Support Community and West Phillie Produce.
ACHIEVEability Community Services Town Hall Meeting
501 S. 54th Street, 7th Floor
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The last Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2013 was a successul meeting with more than 40 residents in attendance. The meeting was held at Abiding Truth Ministries on 57th Street and Washington Avenue. The focus of the meeting was youth education specific to scholarships, grants Job Corp. Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Education Opportunity Center presented information at the Town Hall Meeting.
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:
Youth Educational Workshops for children 8-17 years of age will be held throughout April 2013:
Must complete application which is available at the Community Office located at 59 N. 60th Street from 12pm-7pm M-F and 12-4pm on Saturdays.
Youth Trips are scheduled throughout the month of May 2013. Attendees must active participants in Youth Education Workshops. Cost for all trips is $5.00 per child:
The ACHIEVEability Community Office provided free federal and state tax preparation services for members of the community throughtout the 2013 tax season. This marked the 4th consecutive year that ACHIEVEability has provided this service to the West Philadelphia community.
In all, 276 community residents received $447,490 in tax refunds, saving more than $138,000 on fees typically associated with tax preparation services. ACHIEVEability is working to increase the economic viability of Philadelphia's low income working households so that they can plan for stable, secure futures and can participate fully in civic and community life.
ACHIEVEability is a proud sponsor of the Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program. For more information please click on the logo above.
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