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Block Captains

(Yvonne Gaskins.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Captaining A Village In Overbrook

“Our block is policed every day, from 63rd and Lansdowne to 64th and Media,” says Yvonne Gaskins. “Our folks walk the streets picking up the litter, picking up the trash. We care.”

10/28/2013

(Ruby Grant, in the 5400 block of Addison Street in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Ruby Grant, West Philadelphia Block Captain Extraordinaire

At 76 years old, Ruby Grant is just hitting her stride.

10/21/2013

Safety

Philadelphia Officials Host Event To Show Appreciation For Area Block Captains

Philadelphia hosted a rally this afternoon at the Pennsylvania convention center for 1,500 of its block captains.

03/26/2011