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

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About Suzanne Shourds

"Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet." Carl Sagan
Suzanne studied Biology and Chemistry at Rowan University where she received her B.S. degree in 2001, before going on to earn her M.Ed. in Biology and Geography from Frostburg State University. She joined REPSG in 2006 where she works in the Risk Management Services Department. A resident of Collingswood, NJ, Suzanne is a board member for the Collingswood Junior Women’s Club, is a Co-Leader for a local Girl Scout Troop, and volunteers with Collingswood TV.