Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Despite the chill in the air today, spring has officially sprung! And we here at NNA are firm believers in the optimism and renewal that the season promises. So why not join us as we put those feelings into action and work to make our neighborhood a better place! Keep scrolling to find out about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what NNA is up to...
General Meeting Tuesday
Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tonight (Tuesday). This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community! Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, meet some neighbors, and bring any questions or concerns you might have.
NNA General Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)
Meet Our New President!
At our general meeting last month, Miguel Garces was elected as NNA's new president for the next two years. Miguel has lived on the 1600 Block of Manton for three years and loves living in South Philly. He was born and raised in New Jersey and arrived in Philadelphia in 2005 to study Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, he has continued in the political science field, working for a small defense contractor in Ardmore, PA. Miguel is married to his high school sweetheart Aimee Garces, who is a store manager at Burlington Coat Factory in Upper Darby.
Miguel is excited to take the helm of NNA as its incoming president. His main priorities for the next two years of his term are to improve board governance, increase voting membership, and develop a more diverse organization by working with our Outreach Committee to reach out to all communities in our neighborhood. He hopes to help guide our committees to continue doing the great work they do, which includes encouraging smart development via the Zoning Committee, planting more street trees on bare blocks via the Clean & Green Committee, and strengthening existing community policing strategies with our Public Safety Committee.
To contact Miguel, please email him at email@example.com.
And a Big Welcome to Other New Board Members!
- Job Itzkowitz is our new Zoning Co-chair. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Charlie Elison is our new Public Safety Co-Chair. Reach him at
- Jessica Itzkowitz is our new Community Outreach Co-chair. Reach her at email@example.com
2016 Philly Spring Cleanup
1. Reach out to your neighbors!
2. Create a volunteer event online.
3. Request your supplies.
4. Pick up your supplies.
5. Get the word out!
It's that simple! Get more information and tips here.
Please join us after the Cleanup for a neighborhood picnic and block party at Manton Green (17th and Manton). The event will take place from 12:00 - 3:00 and there will be burgers, hotdogs, snacks, and soda.
Free Street Trees!
Applications for street trees, which will be planted in November 2016 as part of the PHS TreeVitalize program, are due by May 3rd. Please email completed applications firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be found here.