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  • For Immediate Release: November 4, 2002
  • News Advisory - EPA Grant to Help Livable Neighborhoods Thrive in Philadelphia
    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
    Nicetown neighbors and local community leaders
        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.