NNA Microgrant Program Application Due Tuesday

Only one more day to get in your NNA Microgrant Applications. The online form is only one page, so take a minute and ask us for some money!

Do you have a BIG idea for the neighborhood but don't have the money to make it a reality?

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.


City Year Philadelphia Comcast Cares Day at Childs Elementary

Please join City Year Philadelphia in beautifying G.W. Child's Elementary School (1599 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA 19146) on Comcast Cares Day 2015!

On Saturday, April 25th, between 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, volunteers will serve in an effort to enhance the learning environment for Childs' 900+ students and staff.

Please join us for a dynamic day of service alongside volunteers from Comcast, community members and school partners. Please follow the link below to register!


If you have any questions regarding the service day or are interested in registering a group of 10 or more, please contact Bria Spivey at bspivey@cityyear.org or (267) 386-7029.

Free breakfast and a t-shirt will be provided!

** All volunteers must bring in signed copies of the City Year AND Comcast waivers in order to participate. **

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423239564646279/



Citizen's Planning Institute Applications Due Friday

The Citizens Planning Institute’s mission is to empower citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia, through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects. Find out more at http://www.citizensplanninginstitute.org.


South Philly H.O.M.E.S. Inc. March Zoning Meeting

This month there will be two Zoning Community Meetings for the Point Breeze Community Development Coalition/South Philly H.O.M.E.S. on Monday, March 16, 2015 (1440 South 19th Street & 1820-1829 South 20th Street) and on Monday, March 23, 2015 (2010 Wharton Street). Please see the flyer for more information: /media/11715/sphinc_march_zoning_meeting_flyer.pdf


The 8th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup

Believe it or not, Spring will be here soon enough--and that means it’s time to start planning for Philly’s Annual Spring Clean Up!

This year’s clean up will be held on: Saturday April 11th from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. The City will provide supplies (trash bags, rakes, shovels, etc.) to all projects registered by Friday March 27th.

It only takes a few minutes to register a project online at phillycleanup.com.If you would like more information about the Spring Clean Up, or assistance registering your project, please email clean@newboldneighbors.org.


NNA Microgrant Brainstorming Session

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!