During the past year, the Caring People Alliance, owners of the West Philadelphia Community Center building, put the building up for sale, and Drexel moved to purchase the site in order to preserve the space as a community resource. Drexel launched a community planning process for the site, which will become a part of the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. For the last 8 months, Drexel has engaged with community leaders and residents from Mantua, Powelton Village, and throughout West Philadelphia as well as with internal stakeholders though a community planning process to develop a shared vision for the facility. Once a plan is in place, Drexel will initiate a fundraising process to support a renovation of the building.

We’ve been listening to your voices. Now we want to share with you what we’ve heard at our next event....WPPC Call to Action 2:
  • Thursday, May 30 from 6-8pm
  • All are invited!
  • Dinner and childcare will be provided