January 2021
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Text PECLANCAVE to 844-961-3547 for Lancaster Avenue Businesses
Text PECNAC to 844-961-3547 for PEC events and resources in 19104
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 MS EXCEL on Thursday, February 4 at 5:30 PM.

Use your device or borrow one of PEC's devices for qualifying households. Click here to apply: tinyurl.com/CDITONLINE2021

Register and select your workshop: tinyurl.com/CDITWinter2021

Any questions, contact nkuruna@pec-cares.org
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Take this Survey for a Chance to Win!
Barnes West, formerly known as Barnes @ LoLa 38, 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 below 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.

Missed us on Thursday? See us on Saturday!
Join PEC, Mantua Civic Association, PCRadioLive.com, H.U.B. Coalition, and #WeEmbraceFatherhood every Saturday for a Grab N' Go meal! Come any time between 12-2 pm at the H.U.B. Playground on 3700 Mt. Vernon Street!

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when picking up your food!
Saturday Grab N' Go Flyer Graphic, 3700 Mt. Vernon St.
Upcoming Events
Community Legal Services Town Hall Monday 2/8 (time TBD)

Bridges to Wealth Monday 2/8 5:30 PM

Men's Coffee Talk: International Condom Day with AIDS Health Foundation Tuesday 2/9 11:00am

Register for these virtual programs by contacting Kevin Brown at kevinb@pec-cares.org or 267-777-5820.
Art at LOLA38: Win a $25 gift card and check out some new art!
Supporting local artists? Check. Socially distanced fun? Check. Chance to win a $25 gift card? Check.

Join us for the Art at LOLA38! Come to The Bank window gallery anytime through February 17 to see local artwork.


Feb. 3-17- Rebecca Rose

Take a selfie with her display and tag us in a post at @PeoplesEmergencyCenter on Facebook and @lancavephilly on Instagram with #PECL0LA38 to be entered to win a gift card!
STILL HAPPENING: LoLa 38 and the Penn Museum!
LoLa 38, People’s Emergency Center's creative placemaking initiative, is partnering with the Penn Museum to deepen meaningful connections with between the museum and neighboring West Philadelphia communities. We hope this initiative will broaden access to the Museum’s collections and programs around archaeology and anthropology, taking steps to increase social equity at one of Philadelphia’s top cultural attractions, while strengthening a sense of belonging for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Residents of the Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Saunders Park, and West Powelton neighborhoods should register with zoeevans@upenn.edu in order to receive full benefits of this program.

  • The program is required 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.