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March 2021
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Display from The Bank 3750 Lancaster Avenue in 2017. Chanel Cheri. Beyond Progress, 2017. Mixed Media.
Display from The Bank 3750 Lancaster Avenue in 2017. Chanel Cheri. Beyond Progress, 2017. Mixed Media.
PEC and Barnes West Presents Everyday Places Artist Partnerships
Barnes West, a collaborative partnership between The Barnes Foundation and People’s Emergency Center, is connecting West Philly artists to our communities in the new Everyday Places Artist Partnership program. Pairing with “everyday places,” such as parks, rec centers, local businesses, service organizations, etc., artists will build interactive, participatory artistic projects for West Philly neighbors.

Partnerships will provide a space for residents to engage with themes of HOPE and HEALING. The program is designed to prioritize West Philly resident voices in the artistic process. Click on the link to learn more details.
Shelterforce Talks with PECCDC's own James Wright!
Thank you to Shelterforce and Amanda Abrams for highlighting the flexibility of so many funders and non-profits, including PEC’s food relief, eviction prevention, and worker relief programs – and the numerous civic and philanthropic leaders supporting our mission.
Free Online Computer Skills Trainings!
Testimonial from PEC Staff: "You're never too old to brush up on your computer skills. Curri is a very patient teacher and will go through the class step by step."- Dawn Burrous, PEC's Property Manager

Want to develop or learn new computer skills? It's a great resolution for the new year! Our CDIT department will host online Zoom classes, starting in January! Topics include MS Excel, Logo Design, and Google Drive.

The next workshop is Business Card Design on Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 PM.

Use your device or borrow one of PEC's devices for qualifying households. Click here to apply:

Register and select your workshop:

Any questions, contact Nathan at
Take the Barnes West Survey!
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Barnes West, formerly known as Barnes@LoLa38, is a creative arts partnership between the Barnes Foundation and Peoples Emergency Center. We want to know how you learn about arts & cultural events and relevant neighborhood news! 

Fill out the brief survey at the link below (or scan the QR code to the left) and you can enter to win a free class at the Barnes Foundation and a $100 gift card to ShopRite!
Barnes West will use the information gleaned through this survey to better reach West Philadelphia residents for our upcoming special arts events and programs. Personal data will not be shared with third parties.

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Text PECNAC to 844-961-3547 for
PEC events and resources in 19104
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Getting Your House in Order!
Join the PEC Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) and our partners on this web-based event, where they will provide resources to both homeowners and renters!

We will offer supportive services and resources to address current concerns amongst our neighbors. We will give special focus to the upcoming end to utility shut-off moratorium!

Our guest presenters will be Shari A. Williams - from the PA Public Utility Commission; Percy Rosales from PECO and a representative from the Community Legal Clinic Energy Unit. Additionally, we will have Vicki Riley from the Philadelphia Department of Revenue provide resources associated with delinquent water and property taxes.

A representative from Clarifi will also provide information on free credit repair programs.

The NAC will provide a community update on COVID resources, rental assistance, and healthy rowhome initiatives.

Lastly, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity will share resources and information regarding their pardon and expungement clinics. 
Monday, March 8, 2021- 6-7 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 864 3261 5625
Passcode: 428557 
Criminal Record Clearing Clinics in March and April!
Is your record holding your back? You can do something about it! Come to the next PEC and Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) criminal record clearing clinic.

Learn your rights and options! Speak directly with a law student for free!

Come to the Criminal Record Clearing Clinic(s) at 37th & Mt. Vernon Playground on:

3/13/21- 12 PM-2 PM
3/27/21- 12 PM-2 PM
4/17/21- 12 PM-2 PM

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  • Learn about PEC's rental assistance program here.

  • The City has launched its eviction diversion program which was part of the Emergency Housing Protection Act (click here). It has been EXTENDED DUE TO FEDERAL MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS UNTIL AT LEAST MARCH 31, 2021.

  • The program is for all landlords with tenants who've had COVID-related obstacles to paying rent, but requires that landlords have a valid rental license and that they've provided tenants with a notice of their rights under the Emergency Housing Protection Act.

  • Find more City housing resources here.
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