Posts Tagged ‘SCI-West’

Healthy Homes Graduation

June 14, 2010

After seven months of programming, SCI-West would like to congratulate The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation and The Partnership Community Development Corporation on completing the final seminar in their Healthy Homes education series. Through their partnership, over 50 parents and children were trained in identifying and reducing environmental health exposures found in the home. SCI-West would also like to congratulate the families participating in the Healthy Homes seminars, who graduated this past weekend. Click on the photo below to view our Flickr gallery of photos from the entire seminar series.

SCI-West Philadelphia Gateway

June 11, 2010

The United Bank of Philadelphia’s parking lot was full of people attending the West Philadelphia Gateway Green Wall Dedication on June 10, 2010.

West Philadelphia Gateway Green Wall Dedication

June 4, 2010

You’re Invited to the West Philadelphia Gateway Green Wall Dedication.

RE:flect a Sculpture by JEFRE

June 10, 2010 from 4-6pm at United Bank of Philadelphia located at 38th Street and Powelton Avenue.

Please join Mural Arts, Sustainable Communities Initiative West (Enterprise CDC, Partnership CDC, People’s Emergency Center CDC, Local Initiative Support Coalition, and University City District) and United Bank of Philadelphia for a dedication and reception to celebrate the completion of the first “green wall” sculpture of its kind in Philadelphia. Reception/Open House with jazz to follow.

Henry C. Lea Healthy Post – Read It Here!

May 6, 2010

Download the April 2010 Edition of the Henry C. Lea Healthy Post.

The Henry C. Lea Healthy Post is a publication of the Henry C. Lea Elementary School in West Philadelphia. The Post is a project of the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives and SCI-West. The publication is  produced by students staff members. Other partners include the Enterprise Center CDC, Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and he People’s Emergency Center.

The Partnership CDC’s New Greenhouse

May 3, 2010

The Partnership CDC’s Green Professional Training Initiative is underway! As part of the program, The Partnership  built a greenhouse in their backyard. The greenhouse allows the program to grow sedum for green roofs locally. Additionally it provides an educational venue for the students to learn about plant selection, plant biology, and plant care.

The training initiative is part of the Green and Healthy Neighborhood program and through partnerships with The Urban Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, Drexel University, PhilaPOSH and BioNeighbors Sustainable Homes, and NAC.

If you would like more information about Green Professional Training Initiative, then please call Alix Howard at (215) 662-1612 x 22.

Healthy Homes Part 4

February 24, 2010

The fourth Healthy Homes workshop took place on February 13 at the Enterprise Center. The workshop provided information on intergrated pest management and free cleaning supplies. Below are some photos of the workshop taken by Melony Burnom, of the Partnership CDC.

Healthy Homes Part 3

January 11, 2010

The third Healthy Homes workshop took place this past weekend at the Enterprise Center. The Philadelphia Water Department presented a video about water issues facing Philadelphia. Alix Howard, from the Partnership CDC, introduced the upcoming Green Professional Training and Green Roofing Program. Instructors from Spiral Q led the children in an art session in which they produced artwork about the importance of water in their everyday lives. The workshop ended with a Brita water filter giveaway!

Healthy Homes Part 2

December 7, 2009

The second workshop in the the Healthy Homes program took place this past Saturday at the Enterprise Center. Staff from the the Enterprise Center CDC and the Partnership CDC came together to facilitate the workshop. The participants learned about the causes of illness in the community  from a representative of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. They also received fresh produce and learned buying tips from a Farmers Market professional. The children learned about healthy homes through an art project supervised by the Sprial Q Puppet Theatre. For more photos check out The Enterprise Center’s photos on Facebook.

The Healthy Homes Kick-Off

November 17, 2009

In an effort to decrease health related absenteeism, The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation partnered with The Partnership Community Development Corporation to deliver the Healthy Homes educational programming seminar. The Healthy Homes Kick-Off took place on Saturday, November 14 at The Enterprise Center. Over 50 parents and children attended the event. Five more Healthy Homes workshops are planned for the coming months. Seminars will include asthma awareness/triggers, lead prevention, water quality, alternative pest management, monoxide/radon hazards and fire safety.  Find out more about the Healthy Homes program on The Partnership’s website.

View photos of the Healthy Homes launch on Flickr.

West Philly Tool Library: The Story of the Reverse Hammer

October 28, 2009

The SCI-West Blogger needs to fix his broken vase. He joins the West Philly Tool Library to check out a reverse hammer – the only tool he knows that can get the job done.

Find out more about the West Philly Tool Library:
http://www.westphillytools.org/

Video: Christopher P. McManus


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