Promise Neighborhood Monthly Newsletter: Covid-19 Guide
Who Are We?
The West Philadelphia P romise Neighborhood is a U.S. Department of Education funded grant to support "cradle-to-career" opportunities for children living or going to school in Belmont, East Parkside, Mantua, Mill Creek, Powelton Village, and West Powelton / Saunders Park. The program seeks to improve education, health, and economic success for children, their families and the community.
Covid Related Resources
Covid-19 Resource Guide
For Families
COVID-19 Text Alerts: Text COVIDPHL to 888-777 to receive updates to your phone.
Click on the link for a listing of resources from the City and partners including free meal sites for children. Continue to look for updates and stay safe and healthy.
Volunteers Needed for Philly MASK ON! Project
The MASK ON! Philly Project to sew face masks for those in need is growing!

We need volunteers to help us sew masks, cut fabric, and drop off the masks to our distribution partners. Donations of fabric, mask making materials, and funds are greatly appreciated. Please reply to this email to let me know if you can still help us save lives. For more information about the initiative, please visit the MASK! ON Philly Website.
Internet Essentials
Sign up for 2 FREE Months of Internet from Comcast extended until December 2020
Housing Assistance
People's Emergency Center is offering ONE-TIME GRANTS to families at risk of homelessness in West Philly.
Covid-19 Testing Sites
Covid-19 Meal Sites for
Children, Families and Seniors:
July 2 is the last day for free meal distribution at: 
  • William L. Sayre High School. 
  • Thomas K. Finletter School. 
  • Overbrook Educational Center. 
  • Roxborough High School. 
  • Tanner Duckrey School. 
  • Mary McLeod Bethune School.
Play Streets 10-4pm
Visit the City's website for up to date info and to view play streets
in West Philly:
Updates from Promise Neighborhood Partners
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnership:
Join us this summer from your home for Dance at the Dornsife Center . Dance classes for teenagers and adults include Hip Hop, Umfundalai (African Dance), Embodied Freedom, Jazz, and Latin Infusion.  Contact Ama Gora at  to sign up and for more information.
The Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic will begin hosting  weekly virtual office hours for FREE legal services every Monday and Wednesday starting on Wednesday, July 1st from 10 am to 1 pm.  You can log-in to Zoom or dial-in over the telephone phone to speak with the Staff Attorney Rodlena Sales. 
Call 215.571.4014 or email  for more information. 
Dr. Rita Guevara from St. Christopher's Pediatric Associates, Center for the Urban Child will be presenting on July 2nd from 2-3pm on taking care of your children during Covid-19 , and keeping them healthy and well. She will also touch on the anxiety that children are facing in lieu of the Pandemic. 
Action for Early Learning:
Beachell Family Learning Center:
The Salvation Army Work-Tech Training Program is designed to train and prepare students for working in the Telecommunications/Cable Networking Field
Partners Making a Difference:
Thank you to Sixers' Tobias Harris for his partnership with Read by 4th, PHA, PEC, and AFEL donating over 5,000 children's books for home libraries in an effort to allow children to keep reading in remote learning settings.
Fab Youth Philly:
Updates and Links for Parents and Guardians
U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring Full Time and Part Time Positions!
Penn will offer public high school seniors in Philly a free four-week college and career prep program

Summer Virtual Camps: Literacy Camp, Math Corps, Young Dragons Summer STEAM, and Continuing STEM Education Academy
Free Aviation Summer Camp for Teens
Aviation Jet Tech STEM Summer Camp, 7/20-24th.
Males 14-17 years old
The STEM Summer Camp is  FREE  for prospective attendees with FREE transportation sponsored by The Philadelphia Chapter Tuskegee Airmen
Applications must be submitted by 07/04/2020.
Contact: for information
Working Papers for Students
Due to COVID-19, The School District of Philadelphia will be issuing Working Papers at the 440 Education Center through APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00am to 2:00pm through a safe and secure process that follows COVID-19 restrictions.
Work Ready is Accepting Applications for Summer 2020
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