Block Captains Forum next Saturday – tell your block captain to register today!

On August 4th, Block Captains from West Philadelphia have an exciting opportunity to network and develop their skills as community leaders and advocates.

The West Philadelphia Block Captains Forum will bring together block captains across West Philadelphia for a day of leadership development and building connections.

District Attorney Seth Williams will provide the kickoff keynote remarks and will also be a guest panelist in the workshop on Crime and Safety. Participating block captains will have a chance to win raffle prizes, and lunch and breakfast will be served. Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School will host the event at 5501 Cedar Avenue.

If you are a block captain, register today! See below for more information.

Other presenters and trainers include the Honorable Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde (Municipal Court Judge), Police Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel, and representatives from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Department of Health, the Department of Community & Human Relations, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, and other experts from highly effective organizations.

The workshops at the Block Captains Forum will help Block Captains:

  • Learn how to use the INTERNET to find resources for your community;
  • Learn how to participate in key ZONING and planning decisions in your neighborhood;
  • Develop a community SAFETY strategy and identify partners who can help;
  • ENGAGE and lead neighbors to participate in neighborhood improvement;
  • Learn how to use city services to improve a VACANT properties; and
  • Access resources and tools for managing an EMERGENCY

LISC supports comprehensive community development efforts in West Philadelphia through an initiative called SCI-West. As part of our Connecting Citizens effort, SCI-West is working with The Partnership CDC and the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) office to organize the Block Captains Forum and pilot the leadership development “institute” for block captains in West Philadelphia.

Block captains registered in the zip codes 19143, 19139, and 19104 are encouraged to attend and register before hand. You can register a number of different ways: online by filling out this form:, by calling Leon Robinson at The Partnership CDC  at (215) 662-1612, by emailing him at, or by stopping by the office at 4020 Market Street.


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