"A lot of people really care about the neighborhood," says Denise Anderson, one of the founders of Fairhill Neighbors. "But they are burned [out] from being the only people cleaning up their block or getting involved. We're trying to raise up the next generation of neighborhood leaders."
Fairhill Neighbors formed a couple of years ago, when four different grassroots groups got together to do a survey of community needs and assets. That has grown into a neighborhood-led coalition of old and new residents, who now meet monthly to share information, and organize monthly events, like cleanups or a backpack giveaway at the local Julia de Burgos elementary school.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the Philadelphia Citizen.
In The News
- Champions of the Vote, Philadelphia Citizen, March 2, 2018.
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