Posts Tagged ‘Supporting healthy environments and lifestyles’

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.

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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.

47th and Sansom Playground

August 17, 2009
Volunteers hard at work. Photo: Imanni Wilkes

Volunteers hard at work. Photo: Imanni Wilkes, TEC.

Rain couldn’t keep away 373 volunteers from building a playground in one day! The Enterprise Center CDC helped organize this effort with the Walnut Hill community. The Philadelphia City Paper has great article about the event and all of the organizations that helped. Photos of the build can be found here.

The playground is not open to the public yet, but it will open as soon as the rubber safety surfacing is installed. The SCI-West Community Blog will check back in with The Enterprise Center once the slides and swings are open!