West End Neighborhood House

Our mission is to assist individuals to achieve self-sufficiency, to reach and maintain their maximum potential, and to live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community in our complex world.

Our mission is to assist individuals to achieve self-sufficiency, to reach and maintain their maximum potential, and to live responsibly and harmoniously in a healthy community in our complex world.

Additional Info:
Phone – (302) 658-4171
Address – 710 North Lincoln Street | Wilmington, DE 19805
Web site – http://www.westendnh.org/

US Green Building Home Guide

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Our more than 15,000 member organizations and our network of 75 regional chapters are united to advance our mission of transforming the building industry to sustainability.

The U.S. Green Building Council’s core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life

Additional Info:
Phone – 1-800-795-1747
Address – U.S. Green Building Council | 2101 L St., NW | Suite 500 | Washington, DC 20037
Web site – http://www.greenhomeguide.org/

Universal Companies

Universal Companies is in the business of helping people. Our mission is to create educational, cultural and entrepreneurial opportunities that will stimulate the development of wealth within historically disenfranchised communities. To accomplish this, Universal Companies focuses on the identification and removal of systemic barriers to wealth creation within urban settings. This is what we call the “Universal Plan.”

Our Vision :
The vision for Universal Companies is to create a community redevelopment model which rebuilds the infrastructure in the
Greater South Philadelphia area by developing and implementing a holistic approach to community development that includes real estate and economic development, small business creation, K-12 education, social services and technology.

Additional Info:
Phone – 215-732-6518
Address – 800 South 15 th Street | Philadelphia, PA 19146
Web site – http://www.universalcompanies.org/

Thanda Project

Thanda, which means “love” in Zulu, is a non-profit organization under Orphans Against AIDS dedicated to providing support for orphans of AIDS and other vulnerable children in the region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Thanda began in 2003 (known until 2007 as part of Thembanathi) by collaborating with Bishop Mansuett Biyase Preschool in Gingindlovu, KwaZulu-Natal to address the complex needs of their orphans of AIDS. Thanda has been actively fundraising for this small, rural organization since then to assist them in their mission of feeding and educating orphans. Thanda has funded school fees, teacher’s salaries, food parcels, transportation, and feeding centers.

Additional Info:
Contact – Thanda Project
Address –
United States: Thanda | 88 Oak Street | Wellesley | MA 02482 | USA
South Africa: Thanda | P.O. Box 476 | Hibberdene 4220 | KwaZulu-Natal | South Africa
Web site – http://www.thandaproject.org/

Speakman Place

Established in 1999, Cornerstone West is a not for profit community development corporation, which grew from a collaborative effort between West End Neighborhood House, Inc., St. Francis Hospital and the community. In order to improve the economic viability of Wilmington’s Westside, Cornerstone West was designed to be a proactive catalyst for positive community revitalization and to deliver a housing system to serve the needs of Wilmington’s low and moderate –income families.

Established in 1999, Cornerstone West is a not for profit community development corporation, which grew from a collaborative effort between West End Neighborhood House, Inc., St. Francis Hospital and the community. In order to improve the economic viability of Wilmington’s Westside, Cornerstone West was designed to be a proactive catalyst for positive community revitalization and to deliver a housing system to serve the needs of Wilmington’s low and moderate –income families.

Additional Info:
Phone – 302-472-3700
Address – 710 N. Lincoln Street | Wilmington, DE 19805
Web site – http://www.cornerstonewest.org/speakman.htm

Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA)

Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) is a grassroots, community-based development corporation founded in 1982 by a group of community women.

These women were committed to developing the human potential of Norris Square residents while restoring and revitalizing the physical and economic aspects of the neighborhood. NSCA’s mission is to empower residents to improve their lives by becoming self-reliant, and to unite and build the community through the development and improvement of the physical, economic, social, cultural and educational aspects of the neighborhood.

To find out more about NSCA’s adult, youth and child education programs, recreational programs, housing counseling programs and affordable housing please visit their website.

Additional Info:
Contact – Patricia DeCarlo
Phone – 215-426-8723
Address – Main Office | 149 W. Susquehanna Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19122
Web site – http://www.nscaphila.org/

Net impact

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world. We offer a portfolio of programs to educate, equip, and inspire more than 10,000 members to make a tangible difference in their universities, organizations, and communities.

Spanning six continents, our membership makes up one of the most influential networks of MBAs, graduate students, and professionals in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in CSR, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.

Additional Info:
Phone – +1 (415) 495-4230
Address – Net Impact Central Office | 88 First Street | Suite 200 | San Francisco, CA 94105
Web site – www.netimpact.org

Moishe House

The philosophy behind Moishe Houses is to set up grassroots community centers that cater towards the twenty-something post-college Jewish population.

By offering a rent subsidy and a monthly program budget to a group of young, responsible, and social Jews living in the same house, they in turn agree to host events that range from a simple Shabbat Dinner to a Purim mega-party. Residents upload pictures of the events they put on and blog about their experiences so that other people can see what’s going on. Events are designed around the local Jewish population but are always inclusive of non-Jewish guests and are sometimes non-Jewish in nature (such as attending a baseball game).

But most importantly, it provides a way for young Jews to feel part of a Jewish community. And with 25 houses in 7 countries and new houses starting each month, its becoming easier for young Jews to be a part of something bigger every day.

Additional Info:
Phone – (805) 601-0363
Address – Moishe House | PO Box 3084 | Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Web site – http://www.moishehouse.org/index.asp

Hispanic Association of Contractors & Enterprises

HACE, a community economic development corporation, was founded in 1982 to save a crucial neighborhood mall in the heart of Philadelphia’s Latino community. Now vibrant, the HACE Mall on “El Centro de Oro”–the North Fifth Street cluster of key Latino neighborhood businesses and cultural institutions–is home to and has housed, key health and community service providers and local businesses.

Building on HACE’s success, in 1995, neighborhood residents helped HACE create a ten year, $70 million community development and investment plan. The plan targets the Fairhill and St. Hugh neighborhoods in Eastern North Philadelphia.

Additional Info:
Address – 173 W. Allegheny Avenue | Philadelphia PA 19133
Web site – http://www.hacecdc.org/roots.html

Highwire Gallery

Highwire Gallery is a non-profit co-op arts venue in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, featuring monthly visual art exhibits as well as live music, video and performance art.

We strive to provide the community with artistic variety and interactive shows to explore the creative process, free of restrictions often found in commercial galleries.

Additional Info:
Phone – 215-426-2685
Address – Highwire Gallery | 2040 Frankford Ave. | (near E. Susquehanna Ave. in Fishtown) | Philadelphia, PA 19125
Web site – http://www.highwiregallery.com

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roof infrastructure across North America and rapidly advance the development of the market for green roof products and services.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roof infrastructure across North America and rapidly advance the development of the market for green roof products and services.

Additional Info:
Phone – 416-971-4494
Address – 406 King Street East | Toronto, ON | M5A 1L4 | Canada
Web site – http://www.greenroofs.org/

Greensgrow Farms

Greensgrow is an Urban Farm located in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. Their vision is to be a profitable, urban, green business dedicated to growing the best products, people and neighborhoods.

Mary and Tom started Greensgrow in 1997 on a farm in Jacksonville New Jersey. They wanted to see what kind of market there might be for vegetables picked right from the fields and delivered that day to our friends who ran restaurants in Philadelphia. After a year in Jersey the farm moved to Kensington.

Additional Info:
Phone – 215-427-2702
Address – 2501 E. Cumberland Street | Philadelphia, PA 19125
Web site – http://www.greensgrow.org/

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits. GPCC is the premier advocate of the region’s business community, representing members in 11 counties across three states with one voice.

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits. GPCC is the premier advocate of the region’s business community, representing members in 11 counties across three states with one voice.

Additional Info:
Phone – (215) 545-1234
Address – 200 South Broad Street, Suite 700 | Philadelphia, PA 19102
Web site – http://www.greaterphilachamber.com/

Esperanza USA

Esperanza USA is a network of Hispanic Christians, churches, and ministries committed to raising awareness and identifying resources that strengthen the Hispanic community.

For more than 20 years, Esperanza USA’s president, the Rev. Luis Cortés, Jr., has worked to empower the Hispanic community in Philadelphia through Nueva Esperanza, a community development corporation Rev. Cortés and the Philadelphia Hispanic Clergy founded in 1987.

In 2002, Nueva Esperanza established Esperanza USA as its national subsidiary at the first annual National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. Esperanza USA strengthens Hispanic faith-based organizations through capacity-building, operates national programs addressing the Hispanic community’s needs, and works as an intermediary with government agencies.

Together with over 10,000 Hispanic churches and organizations, Esperanza USA has emerged as a leading voice for Hispanics of faith in the nation.

Each year, Esperanza USA organizes and hosts The National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference in Washington, D.C. where close to 700 national Hispanic clergy and community leaders gather for prayer, fellowship and advocacy for the Hispanic community and our nation.

Additional Info:
Phone – (215) 324-0746
Address – 4261 North 5th Street | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140
Web site – http://www.esperanza.us/

Elephant’s Eye Studio Tour

For two weekends in May, some of Bucks County’s finest contemporary artists will participate in the Elephant’s Eye Studio Tour. They will open their private studios to the public to give art lovers an inside peek into their worlds.

Elephant Eye Studio Tour was created to bring the public into artists’ working studios for a two-weekend self-paced tour and sale. It provides an opportunity for visitors to interact with the artists and see their work at the source — the artist’s own studio. In addition to spotlighting the arts community in Bucks County, the Tour is designed to provide visitors with insight into the creative process as well as an opportunity to purchase original works directly from their makers.

The Tour will feature both established and emerging area artists. Each studio features the work of the primary artist, and some studios will include visiting artists as well, providing a unique and compelling variety of artwork.

Additional Info:
Phone – 215-340-0964
Address – Elephants Eye Studio Tour, Inc. | 2321 Lower State Road |Doylestown, PA 18901
Web site – http://www.elephantseyetour.org/