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Farah Jimenez

FILE PHOTO (Bill Green and Farah Jimenez are sworn in as chair and member, respectively, of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School Reform Commission Gets New Chair, New Member

Former Philadelphia city councilman Bill Green is now officially the chairman of the School Reform Commission.

02/18/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Senate Confirms Green, Jimenez To School Reform Commission

The state senate approved the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green to be SRC chair, and Farah Jimenez to be an SRC member.

02/04/2014

Jan. 17, 2014: (Gov. Corbett, at lectern, announces the appointment of Bill Green, partially hidden, to head the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Corbett Sidesteps Philly Protests For SRC Announcement

As expected, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett filled two seats on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

01/17/2014

(City councilman Bill Green, in file photo from City of Phila. TV)

Corbett To Tap Green To Head SRC

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission should soon be back to full strength. KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.

01/17/2014

(Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Source: Gov. Corbett Plans To Name Councilman Green To Head The SRC

KYW Newsradio has learned Governor Corbett is expected to fill two open seats on the panel as early as Friday.

01/16/2014

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Advocacy Group Readies Holiday Gifts For Homeless Clients

The People’s Emergency Center gathered goodies donated from Citizens Bank employees for this year’s annual “Stockings of Love” program.

12/20/2013

(The Phillie Phanatic gives out Phanatic dolls to children at the PEC in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phillies Brighten the Season for West Philadelphia Homeless Families

The visit to the People’s Emergency Center was scheduled. But the gifts, including lots of toys for the kids, were a surprise.

12/12/2013

(Farah Jimenez of the People's Emergency Center accepts a $200,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Two Philadelphia Service Organizations Get $200,000 Grants

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation gave two of its “Neighborhood Builders” awards, each accompanied by a $200,000 check, to Tech Impact and the People’s Emergency Center.

12/05/2013

Denise McGregor Armbrister of Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, Farah Jimenez and Kira Strong (far right) (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Big Plans In The Works To Revitalize Lower Lancaster Avenue

Dozens were on hand at the historic Hawthorne Hall to mark the beginning of “Make Your Mark,” a community driven effort to revitalize lower Lancaster Avenue.

05/21/2013

(KYW's Larry Kane)

Analysis: What Comes After The Inauguration?

The inaugural fever is raging in Washington, but what about the mission that follows the big party?

01/20/2013

(Citizens Bank employees help deliver gifts to the People's Emergency Shelter, in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Local Bank Employees Provide Holiday Gifts For West Philadelphia Homeless

volunteers dressed in green aprons and Santa hats carried boxes filled with “Stockings of Love” stuffed with small toys, games, and other goodies for children and women who live at or are served by the People’s Emergency Shelter, on North 39th Street near Lancaster Avenue.

12/19/2012

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