NW Equal Partners in Change
Bob Shipman Jr. | 02.27.2007
Are you tired of hearing about the violence in your community? The North West EPIC group members represent citizens in many areas of North West Philadelphia.
Folks of all ethic groups, young and old was in the house tonight.
Moderator Ed Schwartz keeps questions coming
Northwest Equal Partners In Change
www.NWEPIC.org on Tuesday 2/27/07
The Department of Human Services in conjunction with Parents, Teens, Community Based Agencies, Political Leaders, School Officials & Law Enforcement Personnel working together to address the issue of truancy among our youth and its underlying causes, i.e., teen violence, substance abuse, sub-standard housing and homelessness, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Tuesday evening at 5547 Gtn Ave from 7-9:30 pm the community had a opportunity to hear and question the candidates for the 8th District City Council seat.
The incumbent Donna Reed Miller was also in attendance. The council woman spoke briefly prior to leaving for a prior commitment.
The panel was moderated by former city councilman Edward Schwartz, the founder and president of the Institute for the Study of Civic Values.
The NW Epic Stakeholders hosted the event. The crowd of nearly 500 residents and concerned Philadelphians was able to voice concerns. Housing, truancy and crime or violence dominated the areas of discussion
For more info contact information below:
Office of Truancy and Delinquency Prevention
Community Development Coordinator
Michael Rice 1601 Cherry Street, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 191
(215) 683-4086 fax
Mary Spamburgh 6101 Limekiln Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Northwest Stakeholders Group, Co-Chair
Family Leadership Institute, 3
Ephraim Ramsey (267) 738-7030