House of Umoja
Ivana Lash, 16, a junior at Parkway Center City High School, says too many people in Philadelphia only see negativity.
“The purpose of the march is to project a feeling of protection and respect inside the community and the school system,” says House of Umoja co-founder David Fattah.
On January 1, 1974, founders of the House of Umoja got more than 500 gang members from across the city together in North Philadelphia to discuss how to end a territorial blood war.
It’s part of a national effort to have fathers be proactive in their children’s education.
A group of Philadelphia-area grass-roots organizations have launched a new campaign to fight violence in the city.
A shero is a female hero, someone who has improved the quality of life of those around her and took on tough challenges despite obstacles.