We kicked off our Microgrant Program last week and now we'd like to invite everyone to a brainstorming session to chat about ideas for the program, or more generally what NNA can do to improve our neighborhood. We will be hosting an informal meeting at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed) at 10am this Saturday, March 7th. There will be coffee, donuts, and some enthusiastic neighborhood volunteers who want to share ideas about potential proposals for the microgrant program. Not sure what to propose, how to implement your project, or how much volunteer support you could get? Well this will be a chance to find out and meet some friendly neighbors at the same time. Hope to see you there!
Newbold Neighbors Association (NNA) is a non-profit civic organization established in 2007 serving residents, owners, and businesses in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia west of Broad St. to 18th St. and south of Washington Ave. to Passyunk Ave.
NNA strives to engage residents, support sustainable development, promote local businesses, and strengthen our community through clean streets, greening efforts, public safety, planning, zoning, and outreach.
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Do you have a BIG idea for the neighborhood but don't have the money to make it a reality?
NNA is excited to announce the Newbold Neighbors Association Microgrant Program. You can apply for funding to complete a project that impacts the community as long as you have a smart plan to implement it. You could propose a community garden, public mural, or anything else that makes our neighborhood a better place! The only limit is your own creativity.
To download the full project guidelines, grading rubric, and application visit /media/11645/micrograntguidelines.pdf or fill out our online application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/93WD6GT.
Our annual election meeting is Tuesday, February 24th!
6:30pm Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments - 1401 S. 16th Street
Open positions include: Vice-President, Secretary, Beatification Co-Chairs, Technology Co-Chairs, Education Co-Chair, Outreach Co-Chairs, Public Safety Co-Chair, and Zoning Co-Chair.
There are three positions in particular we currently do not have any volunteers for. Their descriptions are below. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Typical time commitment for all of these positions is 5-10 hours per month.
Executive Board Positions
The Secretary: Shall serve as Secretary of the meetings of the Association membership and of the meetings of the Governing Board, and shall keep a record of those meetings, including a record of all meeting attendees and outcomes of all votes in the journals maintained for such purposes.
Shall keep a long-term record of officers and their terms; shall track membership status and maintain contact information for all members; shall maintain NNA’s by-laws, rules of order, and standing rules, including the amendments made to each; shall send out proper notification of all meetings; shall create and monitor social media presences as needed; shall act as co-signatory on all official documents when a co-signatory is required.
Education Committee - The Education Committee works closely with the parent groups of the schools within the Newbold catchmentto ensure they have the greater community support when needed.
Technology Committee - The Technology Committee is charged with assisting with and managing all technology requirements of the organization. Specifically, they should generate and maintain the Association’s website as needed, ensure proper operation of website hardware and software, develop additional website features as needed, monitor and report on website analytics, and create and manage social media presences as needed.
Even though its cold and snowy out, there's plenty of Spring planning going on!
We heard back from PHS, who declined our grant proposal for Dickinson Grove. They couldn't cite specific reasons, but one of the general reasons they gave for approving grants was that the land was owned or permission had been granted by the property owner...obviously neither of which we have since the owner is dead!
This doesn't mean we'll stop beautifying the space, but we'll do some smaller projects.
City wide clean up: 4/11 @9am - more info to come
Spring street tree planting - 4/25
Fall street tree apps due - 5/3
Idea Retreat - We're hoping to gather your ideas to better the neighborhood and implement as many as possible! We're hoping to gather ideas from the public starting in March and will keep you updated as logistics fall into place.
Christmas tree recycling: We donated a couple hours one cold January day along with four other partner RCO's and earned us $347.60!! This was SUPER easy, I'm excited to join the group again on 1/9/16!
Yard Trees? The same group of civics (Columbus Park, LoMo, EPX and PSCA) invited us to be involved with a yard tree give away, we voted that yes, we will volunteer at and promote the event. This is typically the 2nd weekend in April...the same weekend as the clean up for those of you still reading..so we're hopeful that they'll change the date...but regardless, if we get 3 volunteers, it'll be one hour out of your clean up time. NBD.
This meeting marks my last meeting as co-chair for this committee and I couldn't have asked for better friends to work beside this past year. THANK YOU!
See you at the election meeting on Tuesday 2/24 at 630pm at Reed St. Presby!
Philadelphia mayoral candidates will take the stage at G.W. Childs School to share their stances on THE issue for this election: Education!
This event is hosted by NICE, Newbold Neighbors, and Friends of Jackson, with support from the South Philly Schools Coalition (East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, Friends of Jackson, Friends of Kirkbride,
Friends of Stephen Girard, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association,Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, Newbold Neighbors Association, Passyunk Square Civic Association, Stanton Community Partners
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/328913457318251