North Philly Project

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Misson: North Philly Project uses education, recreation and mentorship programs to elevate individuals and families as they assert ownership in the rebuilding of our community.

Vision: The program empowers youth and families to take charge of their lives. This is done by addressing their situation and empowering them with tools and resources that focus on the following empowerment zones.

History: North Philly Project was created and exists to be a change agent in North Philadelphia. Our intent is to be a resource of hope and inspiration, helping area youth and their families connect to their life dreams. NPP focuses on programs such as Youth Mentoring and Nutritional Initiatives in an effort to be a needed resource for the building of families and community.

North Philly Project began with a conversation. Former Police Athletic League officer Harold Barnes was speaking with a former player and mentee, Calvin Jones when the question was asked “How can we help turn North Philly around”. That question was posed to many other Harold Barnes mentees. The group included men, women, coaches, teachers, pastors, retired city and state employees. They shared the commonality of being raised in North Philadelphia. They shared the commonality of wanting a better North Philadelphia. They shared the commonality of a vision for change in North Philadelphia. Most of all they all shared a love for North Philadelphia.

Our mantra “I Am Because We Are” speaks to our organization’s philosophy. We believe that individual greatness exist in the lives of people residing in North Philadelphia. When we collectively use that greatness to elevate the quality of life for North Philly, our city realizes it’s true worth. North Philly Project is catalyst of change and restoration of dreams. Get ready because “The Best is yet to come”. Welcome to North Philly Project!


1755 13th Street #273, Philadelphia, PA 19122
(267) 422-4046

Gail Burwell-Day 215-817-0776

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