Marcus Allen

(Scott Greisler and Kanard Burris chat in a break room at Publicis Health Media, in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Participants Say Local Mentoring Program For Older Schoolkids Is A Big Success

“Beyond School Walls” is different from most Big Brothers-Big Sister programs because it works with highschool-aged students instead of young kids.

05/21/2015

(Yanay, a sixth grader at Independence Charter School, stands with Marcus Allen of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Yanay spoke about her big "sister" Allison, who has been visiting and mentoring her for two years.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Gets $125,000 Donation From First Niagara Bank

Yanay, a sixth-grader, has had a Big Sister for two years. “My ‘big’ is important to me because I don’t have any brothers or sisters,” she said, “so it was nice to have that attention.”

10/02/2014

(Marcus Allen, CEO of ACHIEVEability, outside one of the nonprofit group's residence projects.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Gamechangers: ACHIEVEability

AchieveAbility was founded more than 30 years ago with a mission of a providing housing for single, homeless parents. The group now helps families permanently break the cycle of poverty through education, parenting classes, financial literacy, and more.

02/11/2013

(Credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

West Philadelphia Nonprofit Unveils $7.5 Million Apartment Building Renovation

Originally built in 1912, this is the second facelift for the California Mission-style Von Lour Building in the past 20 years.

05/24/2012