On Thursday, May 30, The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships held the "WPCC Call to Action 2". Dornsife Center Director, John Kirby, shared outcomes from the 9-month community engagement effort around the future of the West Philadelphia Community Center to a full house of community members. As part of the event, Kirby facilitated questions and answers from the group.
During the past year, Caring People Alliance, owners of the West Philadelphia Community Center, put the building up for sale, and Drexel purchased the site in order to preserve the space as a community resource and become a part of the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. Drexel will initiate a fundraising process to support a renovation of the building once a plan is in place. As plans for building design and fundraising arise, collaboration and community feedback will be valuable.