Job Opportunities: Receptionist, Senior Construction Project Auditor

Bilingual, On Call Front Desk Receptionist Francis House of Peace – Ping An House is looking for a substitute (on-call) Receptionist. Francis House of Peace – Ping An House is located at 810 Arch Street in Chinatown. The shifts are Monday through Sunday: 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am, and 12am-8am. Please note there may be weekend and overnight shifts. Responsibilities: The receptionist will […]

PCDC Teen Club Schedule and Events for December

The PCDC Teen Club is a DHS-funded youth program designed to bridge the educational and resource needs of low-income and minority students in Philadelphia. Our teachers have bilingual English-Chinese ability to assist ESL students.  PCDC also oversees and provides funding to other afterschool programs in Chinatown including Children’s Village, the Chinese Christian Church and Center, […]

IRS Tax Volunteers Needed

PCDC is recruiting volunteers to join the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, or the elderly to prepare their tax returns. Requirements to become a VITA volunteer: 1) A desire to serve the community 2) Willingness to […]

The Dirtiest Street in Chinatown

PCDC has received complaints concerning the unsanitary conditions on Appletree Street. Bags of trash were overflowing from the dumpsters last month. Graffiti covered the walls and the stench from puddles of stagnant, dirty water make walking unpleasant. Dirty streets are not only aesthetically disagreeable; they attract rodents. Let us work together to keep Chinatown clean. […]

Opportunities for Small Business Owners

1) Storefront Improvement Program:  Although still new to Chinatown’s dining scene, Canton 11 has one of the neighborhood’s most notable storefronts. Their unique look was possible through the Philadelphia Commerce Department’s Storefront Improvement Program. Commercial buildings and businesses within specific areas of Philadelphia can apply for reimbursements of up to 50% of the cost of […]

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

This program helps low-income families pay their heating bills for the winter season. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company. It is now accepting applications. PCDC provides free assistance with the LIHEAP application. If you need help, come to our office during […]

Apply or Renew Your Health Insurance by December 15

If you have not yet enrolled in health insurance, or have not yet renewed your health insurance plan, now is not too late. Enroll or renew by December 15.   Why you should enroll: Healthcare costs are high, but if you are a legal immigrant in the United States, and meet certain criteria, you can […]