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News Advisory - EPA Grant to Help Livable Neighborhoods Thrive in Philadelphia

Release Date: 11/4/2002
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith (215) 814-5543

Bonnie Smith (215) 814-5543

What: Neighborhood community action efforts in the City of Philadelphia will get a $50,000 grant from EPA.

Who: EPA mid-Atlantic Administrator Donald S. Welsh

      City Managing Director Estelle Richman
      Pennsylvania State Senator Shirley Kitchen
      David Gershon, director,Empowerment Institute
Nicetown neighbors and local community leaders
      Block captains, including some involved in the 26 Livable Neighborhood teams

When: 10:15 a.m., Thursday, November 7

Where: Nicetown Community Development Corporation
4414 Germantown Avenue, second floor

Why: Currently there are 26 Livable Neighborhood Program Teams in eight areas of the City, including Nicetown; West Philadelphia; Germantown; North Philadelphia; West Oak Lane; Olney; South Philadelphia; and Haddington. Residents work as a team and take action in safety and health, greening and beautification, resource sharing, neighborhood building, and energy conservation funds from this grant will help in developing 10 additional teams.