Civic and Community Engagement

CHOP has a new mental health center in West Philly. Community members want providers to spend time outside its walls.

West Philadelphians concerned about the mental health effect of gun violence on their children are grateful for a new outpost that the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is opening in their neighborhood. But in a community forum Wednesday, some said they wanted providers to engage with their new neighbors outside the center as well. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

How a community fridge in Germantown built a community of its own

By now, most of us know what a community fridge is: a freestanding refrigerator stocked with food that anyone can take, anytime, no questions asked. Nowadays, Philly has a whole network of them. But at the start of the pandemic, as New Yorkers and Los Angelenos started installing them, Germantown was community fridge-less. | From: The Philadelphia Citizen (Read more.)

Civic and Community Engagement

PHL Youth Week opens space for gun violence conversation

This week, the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement has set out to gather teen input on education, public safety, entrepreneurship and health during PHL Youth Week. It’s an opportunity for gun violence prevention activists to try to elevate the voices of teens who are directly impacted by the crisis. | From: WHYY (Read more.)