Clean Streets

Philly 311  - rubbish, recycling pickup, abandoned vehicle, potholes, illegal dumping, broken streetlights, vacant house issues, vacant lot issues, and more. Email Philly311@phila.gov Twitter @philly311 Call 3-1-1, if you live in Philadelphia download the mobile app Philadelphia Streets Department - http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/ Block Captains - http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/pmbc/become-a-block-captain/ Not in Philly - notinphilly.org - trash pickup supplies

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Community Associations

An incomplete list of community associations and RCO's Ethiopian Community Association Spruce Hill Community Association - S of Market, N of Woodland, between 38th and 46th Cedar Park Neighbors -  S of Market, N of Kingsessing + SEPTA Rail Line, between 46th and 52nd Powelton Village - Chestnut Hill Community Association Cobb Creek Neighbors

Community Websites + Social Media

Lancaster Ave - newsletter, events, history, businesses West Philly Local - news, events Cedar Park Neighbors Facebook Groups West Willy Internet Yardsale Philadelphia Queer Exchange Philadelphia Philadelphia is Interesting UrbanPHL West Philly Archery

West Philly Annual Events

Spring Philly Spring Cleanup Go West Craft Fest Summer West Philly Porchfest is a day when West Philly residents will host musicians of all styles and experience levels for free shows on their porches. Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival  Friday Night Jazz in Cedar Park - usually June and July Shakespeare in Clark Park... Continue Reading →

Community Centers

An incomplete list of Community Centers in West Philadelphia A-Space Anarchist Community Center West Philadelphia Community Center - Caring People Alliance  West Philly Senior Community Center  Community Education Center 

Job Search and Resources

Open-source list of Philadelphia-area job boards https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wH2adIqoGy8KPf084qlephHjxdd7UFtt4aO2y0M40JA/edit?usp=sharing Philadelphia Works invests in employment and training solutions and services that connect employers to workforce talent and career seekers to jobs West Philly Skills Initiative -  to connect West Philadelphia employers seeking talent to West Philadelphians seeking opportunity. Free Lynda.com account with your Free Library card! Lynda.com is professionally taught courses in graphic design... Continue Reading →

Grants

Placemaking  Mary's Community Fund - neighborhood beautification Stormwater Grants from PWD Arts and Education Leeway Grant - Funding women and trans artists creating social change Greenfield Foundation gives to universities, museums, theater companies, libraries, and hospitals located exclusively in the Philly area. Under rare conditions, It also will provide general operating support, but it prefers special projects... Continue Reading →

Narcan

Narcan is available at most pharmacies without a prescription, and they typically provide a brief training. Philadelphia Pharmacy almost always has it in stock, and CVS will order it next-day if it's not in stock. It's free if you're on Medicaid. Narcan Trainings and Supplies Prevention Point Other Resources Philadelphia Pharmacy - syringe exchange program, drop-in... Continue Reading →

Homeowners Resources

Financial Homestead Exemption - It works by reducing the taxable portion of your property assessment by $30,000. Most homeowners save about $400 a year on their Real Estate Tax bill. Low-income senior citizen Real Estate Tax freeze - The Philadelphia Department of Revenue will stop increasing your Real Estate Tax amount if you meet certain age and... Continue Reading →

Cat Resources

Care, Catsitting, Etc Fresh Prints of West Philly - dog walking, pet sitting, cat & small animal care Sick / Hurt / Abandoned Cat You can also adopt at a lot of these places! SPCA Surrender a Pet Project Meow - an all-volunteer, animal welfare group that helps West Philadelphia residents to humanely reduce their feral... Continue Reading →

Refugee Resettlement + Resources

An incomplete list of Refugee Resettlement + Resources in Philadelphia HIAS PA - HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement, citizenship, and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to ensure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. HIAS Pennsylvania advocates for just and inclusive practices. (HIAS Pennsylvania was formerly known... Continue Reading →

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