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(Josh Lawrence, photographed in a University of the Arts rehearsal room by Lauren Lipton.)

Positively Philadelphia: The Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Fest

UArts faculty member Josh Lawrence is among the performers at the eighth annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, coming up Saturday, July 19th, 2014.

07/13/2014

"Race to Make a Difference" fundraiser at the Bala Golf Club (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Derby-Style Event In Philadelphia Raises Money For Good Cause

The People’s Emergency Center held its annual “Race to Make a Difference” fundraiser at the Bala Golf Club Saturday.

05/03/2014

(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: 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

(Rowan House, a transitional housing center in West Philadelphia operated by PEC.  Photo provided)

Thousands of Philly Schoolkids Dealing With Homelessness, Report Shows

The new report, from the People’s Emergency Center shows that during 2012 more than 9,000 children, from infant to age 17, spent at least on night in the Pennsylvania emergency shelter system.

11/01/2013

(Philayva performing on stage.  L-R: Virgil Walker, Erik Scattareggia, Charlene Holloway, Dan Austin, and Bob Shields.  Image provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Smooth Jazz That’s All Philly

The band is called Philayva (pronounced “flay-vah”), and that unusual spelling gives you a clue to what makes it special.

07/14/2013

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

(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

(File photo.  Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Costs Of Child Homelessness At Center Of Pa. Democrats’ Hearing, Today

A study shows the state is paying $352 million for kids that become homeless.

09/17/2012

(Credit: Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Community Arts Festival)

Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Community Arts Festival Takes Place Saturday

It started out as a block party, but the word spread and in this, its fourth year, hundreds are expected to turn out to enjoy free music, art, information and lots of fun.

07/20/2012

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Small Change In Policy Could Have Big Impact For Philadelphia Homeless

A new policy set in motion by PHA head Michael Kelly looks to battle homelessness and urban blight.

06/07/2011

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