“With the help of a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, People’s Emergency Center has embarked on “Make Your Mark,” a yearlong neighborhood planning process in West Philadelphia. Throughout October, PEC hosted several “Make Your Mark” open house events to gather input from those who will be impacted.”
“This current work focuses on the Mantua, Mill Creek and Belmont neighborhoods, and is an extension of the neighborhood planning work PEC did in West Powelton and Saunders Park in 2004. The expansion of the project began in June, when the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation awarded PEC the grant funding.”
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Have you seen a group of people in bright orange t-shirts on your block? If you haven’t, you will soon. These great community volunteers will be going around the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park and West Powelton neighborhoods to ask you questions about what you want to see in your neighborhood for our Make Your Mark Neighborhood Planning Process. So if you see a bright orange shirt at your door, be sure to take a few minutes of your time to Make Your Mark! on the neighborhood.
Check out a photo of some of our surveyors from last night’s first surveying outing below.
How do * YOU * feel about change in your neighborhood? Do you want more trees or know the perfect spot for a mural? is there a vacant lot you think would make a great park or an empty building that could be put to better use? Where should the city be investing your tax dollars to improve the community? you have ideas about how your neighborhood could be better, and now is your chance to share them and MAKE YOUR MARK on your community.
As a part of the MAKE YOUR MARK lower Lancaster revitalization plan currently underway, people’s emergency center will be hosting a series of public open houses for community members to identify the good, the bad and the ugly about our neighborhood and help develop strategies for tackling these issues with concrete and achievable goals for the community’s future. Visit the open house at 39th and Lancaster on:
Friday, Sept. 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
On Monday June 6th community residents and stakeholders gathered to kick off the start of the Make Your Mark! Planning Process. With the sweet sounds of Toni Washington and good grub from Preston’s Paradise, Jamaican Irie and Fresh Donuts everyone had a great time. Check out some pictures from the event below.
PEC is excited to share the good news! The Wells Fargo Regional Foundation is generously sponsoring the creation of an updated neighborhood plan for parts of Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park and West Powelton. The neighborhood planning process will be a great opportunity for you and your neighbors to come together to discuss the best things about your community, where there are challenges to be addressed, and how to ensure continued improvement.
Come help us kick off the planning process and make your mark on
Check back here in coming weeks for more information about upcoming meetings, volunteer opportunities, and more ways that you can participate in this exciting process.