June 2022

Suit Up for Summer!

Philadelphia Hosts Swimwear Drive

Our public pools will open soon, and we want to ensure our kids are suited up for the summer. This summer, Philadelphia Parks & Rec, in partnership with Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative, is collecting new swimwear and swim accessories at six sites. All donated bathing suits and accessories will be distributed to children at the City’s outdoor pools. 

We are collecting:

  • Youth and adult bathing suits (all sizes)
  • Swim diapers (all sizes)
  • Flip flops (all sizes)
  • Beach towels
  • Goggles

(Please note that we are accepting new items with tags only. Used items will not be accepted.)

Donations can be dropped off at one of these six locations:

  • Center City – One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 1st Floor
  • West Philadelphia – Shepard Recreation Center, 5700 Haverford Ave.
  • Northeast Philadelphia – James Ramp Playground, 3300 Solly Avenue 
  • Northwest Philadelphia – Kendrick Rec Center, 5822 Ridge Avenue 
  • South Philadelphia – Guerin Rec Center, 2201 S. 16th Street 
  • North Philadelphia – Athletic Rec Center, 1400 N. 26th Street 


Drop-off times are 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

School's Out! Summer Programming is Here!

Finding after-school and summer programs for kids just got easier!

The After School & Summer Program Locator allows you to search for programs by neighborhood, age, or subject. Contact programs directly to register or get more information on program details.

Click Here to Learn More 

Events and Opportunities

ODAAP Trauma-Informed Football Camp

Are you looking for a fun way to volunteer this summer? Join Open Door Awareness Prevention a violence prevention organization, as we host high school football players at our camp in Honey Brook PA. Lodging provided.

July 13-15

July 21-23

July 25-27

July 28-30

Please get in touch with Coach V at odaapinc@gmail.com for more details

Leveling the Playing Field Equipment Donation

Leveling the Playing Field works within the community to collect and redistribute gently used/excess sporting equipment to kids in need throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Donations benefit schools, sports leagues, rec centers, and other youth programs looking to engage their students in the physical & mental benefits of youth sports participation. 

Scan the QR Code or Email danielle@levelingtheplayingfield.org to see if your organization is already approved!

Philadelphia Youth Sports Happy Hour

June 30th, 5 pm

Join us for a fun gathering of youth sports leaders, providers, and supporters before we all head into the long holiday weekend.

We'll meet at Parks on Tap at the Waterworks to enjoy the beautiful views of the Schuykill River.

Click Here to Sign Up

Starfinder Glazo Girls Soccer Clinic

June 27th - July 1st

Starfinder is holding a one-week Golazo! Girls clinic for female-identifying players age 10-14 from June 27th-July 1st. Join us for technical and tactical instruction and small-sided games led by coaches trained in best practices for supporting female soccer players.

Click Here to Register

Camp Girls on the Run

July 11-15th

Camp GOTR is a week-long session for rising 3rd – 5th-grade girls Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, Camp GOTR provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence, have fun with friends, and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow.

Click Here to Register

Board Development, Governance, and Recruitment Training with Steven Lewis

Watch Recording Here

Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits

Watch Recording Here 

Introduction to Finding Grants

Watch Recording Here

Job Opportunities

Work to Ride Outreach Program Manager

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UACS Young Quakers Community Athletics Director

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Safe Hub EduSoccer Program Coordinator

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Bicycle Coalition Coordinator of Youth Cycling Program

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Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer

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Playworks Americorps Coach '22

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Playworks Chief Development Officer

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Starfinder Summer Camp Coach

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