2002 News Releases
News Advisory - EPA Grant to Help Livable Neighborhoods Thrive in Philadelphia
Release Date: 11/4/2002
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith (215) 814-5543
Bonnie Smith (215) 814-5543
What: Neighborhood community action efforts in the City of Philadelphia will get a $50,000 grant from EPA.
Who: EPA mid-Atlantic Administrator Donald S. Welsh
- City Managing Director Estelle Richman
Pennsylvania State Senator Shirley Kitchen
David Gershon, director,Empowerment Institute
- Block captains, including some involved in the 26 Livable Neighborhood teams
When: 10:15 a.m., Thursday, November 7
Where: Nicetown Community Development Corporation
4414 Germantown Avenue, second floor
Why: Currently there are 26 Livable Neighborhood Program Teams in eight areas of the City, including Nicetown; West Philadelphia; Germantown; North Philadelphia; West Oak Lane; Olney; South Philadelphia; and Haddington. Residents work as a team and take action in safety and health, greening and beautification, resource sharing, neighborhood building, and energy conservation funds from this grant will help in developing 10 additional teams.