The Franklin Institute is a science museum and the center of science education and research in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is named after the American scientist and statesman, Benjamin Franklin, and houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial.
Our mission is to develop and promote strength and athleticism in people of all ages through regular, intense training and high-level local, regional, national, and international competition. Working within Philly Roller Derby provides members many varied opportunities to develop leadership skills and self-esteem. An important focus for us is developing relationships with other nonprofit groups and charities, to actively support our community.
Applaud The Youth (ATY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing literacy development in order to promote higher education among youth between the ages of 8 through 18 years of age.
Bridesburg Father’s Club Field is a safe space for youth of all ages and physical interests. This field is more than a place to throw a ball, check out the website for a complete picture as to the community that rallies together around youth and fun on this bit of land.
WOAR’s mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault. To accomplish this mission, we fight all forms of oppression including racism and gender-based violence.
“WOAR has long supplemented Temple’s sexual misconduct resources, but now members of the university community will benefit from their on-site presence after regular business hours,” said Andrea Seiss, Temple’s Title IX coordinator. “This safe, confidential reporting option provides 24/7 support and response by one of the nation’s most respected rape crisis centers.”
Excerpt taken from Temple Now Article: Temple & WOAR Establish Region’s First Campus Office
Photo Taken from Philadelphia Inquirer Article: These Young People Are Helping Bartenders Stop Sexual Assault Before It Happens
WOAR’s services include:
- WOAR’s 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
- Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural individual therapy to survivors and their loved ones
- Group therapy to victims/survivors
- Forensic exam accompaniment
- Court accompaniment
- Human Trafficking Drop-in Center, coming this year!
- Provides trainings within schools, social service organizations, and the community at large
- Specializes in working within the Latino communities of Philadelphia
Includes specialized programs:
- Healthy Masculinity Initiative
- Safe Bars Philly (These training are not free; for more information, please click the link)
- lotus Program
Volunteer & Internship Program
Please explore our website to learn more about sexual violence and the array of services that WOAR can provide to survivors, family members and the community.
At Yards, we also try to be good examples for other businesses and the many breweries starting up. We use 100 percent wind power, recycle everything we can, and reuse our spent grain by sending it to local bakeries or farmers. It’s all part of our commitment to staying local and being good stewards for the environment.
Since community and giving back to the people who support us is so meaningful to us, we came up with our Brew Unto Others campaign. Every 12 months or so, we donate a lot of beer — about three full tractor trailer loads — to nonprofit fundraising events, and we make sure to get out and support those events as well.
Excerpt taken from Pa.Gov Article: Small Business Spotlight
Yards has been brewing Philly’s beer since 1994. We’ve grown from a garage-sized operation in Manayunk all the way up to our current location at 500 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties. And we couldn’t have done it without your support through the years. Our beers always have and always will be brewed, bottled, kegged, and canned for the hard working people of Philadelphia and beyond. Our founder, Tom Kehoe, and the Yards Crew share a commitment to supporting the good people and organizations making our backyard a better place to live and work. Here at Yards, it’s always been about working hard, having fun, and giving back. Our Brew Unto Others motto reflects our commitment to quality, community, and sustainability. It’s also a call-to-action. We encourage you to get together, to enjoy our beer, each other’s company, and to Brew Unto Others every day.
Yards Brewing Website, About Us
Young Children’s Center for the Arts was founded in June, 1996, as a non-profit, full-service day care center. It is located on the grounds of historic Old Swede’s Church, and serves the needs of working families in Queen Village, South Philadelphia, Society Hill, Center City and Northern Liberties (just to name a few!)
“The mission of Young Children’s Center for the Arts is to educate and enrich the lives of infants, toddlers and preschoolers through the creative arts. It is our goal to provide young children of all backgrounds with experiences in Art, Music and Drama for educational, social and emotional development.”
YCCA prides itself on being one of the few area Early Childhood Centers that not only accepts children with disabilities including but embraces the opportunity. We successfully help these children to thrive both within our inclusive school environment and in the outside world.
“Wonderful teachers, fantastic art, music and movement programming and truly dedicated owners. Ycca is truly a unique school. The staff work tirelessly to provide a warm and enriching environment and my boys have grown and blossomed in so many ways.”
The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden is a visionary project that uses a fundamental need such as food as a means to initiate a collective and communal experience.
The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden, is a visionary project that encompasses a diverse set of goals in order to address a wide range of issues that face this neighborhood. The intent is to engage and connect with resources that already exist and provide a creative artistic outlet so that community members can participate in their own transformation. The project is grounded on the simple and down to earth concept of exchange and sharing.
Hidden in plain sight among the eroding concrete, unattended potholes and semi-abandoned brick homes on North Philip Street is a whimsical garden.
It’s the work of Colombian-American sculpturist Pedro Nel Ospina, who, when we meet him, is swatting away dragonflies and airing out his linen long-sleeve while tweaking a homemade drip irrigation system he’s engineered out of locally-sourced scrap.
Maintaining the seven lots that comprise his Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden is a full-time endeavor, a key part of which is making sure the the bushels of herbs and vegetables poking out of tire wheels continue to flourish. In Ospina’s mind, it’s part of being neighborly.
Excerpt take from Billy Penn Article: This Magical Sculpture Garden In W. Kensington is a Columbian-American Artist’s Dream
America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting. The museum helps the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Today, the Museum enjoys a steadily rising reputation with annual attendance exceeding 130,000 visitors. Enjoying international popularity, the Museum has been featured on countless TV programs and specials and is the subject of two best-selling books.
The Museum Education program is geared toward middle school and high school students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and partners with area schools to expose students to the wide variety of careers in health care and biosciences, as well as to introduce them to the history and culture of medicine.
“Even repeat visitors may be unaware that only a fraction of the museum’s collection of 35,000 objects is on display at any given time,” states the museum. “The remainder is sequestered in storage rooms that are scattered around the building and not accessible to the public.”
Photo Credit and Excerpt from Philly Voice Article: Photography Exhibit at Mutter Museum Shows Rarely Seen Specimen and Spaces
Since acquiring the 1,200-acre site from the federal government in 2000, PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation and master developer of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, has led the planning, development, and operation of the Navy Yard on behalf of the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (PAID). PIDC’s mission—to spur investment, support business growth, and foster developments that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and drive growth to every corner of Philadelphia—strongly informs our strategy for the Navy Yard, which focuses on creating an environment that drives employment, innovation, and production.
POLITICO has called the Navy Yard “the coolest shipyard in America” and many industry observers, including the Urban Land Institute, have recognized the community as a leading model for repurposing military and industrial assets for a diversified modern economy. Home to reimagined shipbuilding facilities as well as new high-performance and energy-efficient construction, the Navy Yard has a variety of flexible buildings with different heights, vintages, and floorplates, powered by a nationally-recognized microgrid and oriented around iconic parks, Complete Streets, and a riverfront greenway.
Being part of the Navy Yard includes access to a diverse business community that offers opportunities not just for growth, but also initiatives to foster civic and corporate engagement in the community.. Representatives from Navy Yard businesses meet quarterly as the Navy Yard Engagement Committee to discuss and plan community events and programs.
We are focused on four key areas of engagement: education, energy, sustainability, and community.