23 May Spring at Friends Rehabilitation Program
As we emerge from this dreary winter, we are forging ahead with new partnerships and community events. Check out our updates below!
We are launching our first-time home buyer program for low and moderate income households!
Over the last few months we have been collaborating with Supreme Lending, Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement (PCCA), and local realtors to build out a program to give our renters, and other community members, the resources that they need to buy a home. We are proud to partner in developing this pipeline to create a pathway to building equity. We kicked off our project with a successful Town Hall Meeting on March 24th. More than 25 people came out to speak with our team about the path to home ownership! Participants will join PCCA for two workshops in April: the first for financial wellness and the second to guide first time home buyers. We are so excited to pilot this program and build out the infrastructure to serve more people around the city!
Announcement: Upcoming Volunteer Days
Do you want to get more involved with FRP? The winter weather is thawing and we have some gardening days scheduled! Come join our Garden Coordinator, Danyell Brent, Director of Sustainability Rania Campbell-Bussiere, and community members in painting sheds, building garden beds, and planting flowers & vegetables, all while building beloved community!
Update on Regenerative Development in Belmont:
Our conversations on how best to address environmental conservation in a city, at the neighborhood scale, and with a holistic view are ramping up! In partnership with the Energy Coordinating Agency, YouthBuild Charter School, and Re:Vision Architecture, we are defining what a green training program looks like and how to pave the way for successful graduates to secure long term, sustainable jobs. Our collaboration with The Nature Conservancy continues as we vision on how we can best integrate storm water management, community gardens, and other multi-functional green spaces into our regenerative development plans. Stay tuned as we launch this new and innovative project!
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