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Community News

Free Summer Camp at Drexel for 5th – 7th Graders with Camp BRIDGE

Drexel University is offering free summer camp from July 31st to August 11th this summer for students in grades 5 to 7. The camp runs from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM daily at the LeBow College of Business, 3220 Market Street. Breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided. Camp BRIDGE stands for Building Relationships In Diverse Group Settings. Students will learn public speaking and financial literacy, creativity and critical thinking, team building and leadership, and more.

The camp is accepting students on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply now!  The application and more information can be found online at:      You can also pick up paper applications at PCDC during regular business hours.


On Lok Center Receives Art Grant from Pennsylvania Department of Aging

As part of Governor Wolf’s ongoing commitment to providing programs and services that help older Pennsylvanians lead healthy and dignified lives, the On Lok Senior Center was awarded a $5,000 Senior Community Center grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

The grant fund will be used to support a Chinese Brush Painting class at On Lok taught by celebrated brush painter Josephine Tsai, a founder of the Chinese Brush Painters and Calligraphers Society. The project will provide our seniors with a creative outlet and preserve and promote Chinese culture. On Lok house is currently enrolling younger volunteers to support the class and cultivate cross-cultural connections. An exhibition of the student’s art works will be held at the end of each session year. Classes begin in August. Registration opens July 2017; please look for an announcement from On Lok Senior Center. Seats are limited so early registration is advised.  If you have any questions about this program, please call the On Lok Senior Center at 215-599-3016.


PHLpreK enrollment began June 19th for classes beginning in September!

Families interested in enrolling their child can:  call 844-PHL-PREK,  or find a provider in their area by going to
the website:  The City of Philadelphia launched a new program called PHLpreK that could be right for your family. PHLpreK covers the cost of school day and school year and there is no income eligibility, or work requirement, the only requirements are:

  • You reside in Philadelphia
  • Child(ren) must have turned three or four by September 1, 2017.

It’s a free program here to help your child meet his or her growing needs. Please join us in spreading the wordFamilies interested in enrolling should act quickly!

For more information, Contact Danielle Taylor at 215-686-0333 –


Hotel Looking for Full Time Housekeepers!

The Alexander Inn at 12th & Spruce Streets is looking to employ full-time housekeepers at a fair hourly wage. Housekeepers must speak Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) and English.

Interested individuals can send resumes to John Cochie, Manager, at or apply in person at the Inn at 301 S. 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.