DO-GOODER Spotlight: The Philadelphia Urban Creators

The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at The Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC)!

Community Spotlight Series: People’s Emergency Center

Nurturing Families, Strengthening Neighborhoods, and Driving Change in West Philadelphia is the mission of People’s Emergency Center (PEC). Responding to community needs and helping stimulate economic growth, create wealth and improve quality of life for all West Philadelphia residents, makes PEC this week’s community spotlight!

Dilworth Park is officially open to the public!

The highly anticipated Dilworth Park opened this morning to much fan fare. After more than two years of construction, some construction delays and $55 million, Philly's "lively new centerpiece" is ready to be experienced by residents and visitors alike!

Philly To Bring Bike Sharing To a Neighborhood Near You

Philly once again has its finger on the pulse of a new and exciting program. Earlier this year City Council passed a bill to allow bike sharing to come to Philadelphia and the city of Philadelphia agreed to work with the Bicycle Transit System to assure the delivery of a bicycle sharing system. Now, you can help decide where the best bike sharing stations should be located!


The arts are alive in Mantua! A newly-released Drexel study focusing on the role of arts and culture in the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, depicts a flourishing cultural ecosystem that faces challenges, but with the right tools, can thrive.

Promote Your Arts Programming for Military Personnel and Veterans

If your cultural organization provides programming or resources for military personnel, veterans or military families, consider listing these opportunities in the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military – National Network Online Directory.

Featured Member: Abington Art Center

This week's Featured Member is Abington Art Center!

In Case You Missed It: Lancaster Ave. Day Rocks!

Saturday, August 16th marked the first annual Lancaster Avenue Day hosted by Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association (LA21). The summer festival featured live art, face painters, drums, spoken word and even horse rides.

Philly’s Got Talent

Calling all musicians, today is the day to show Philly you’ve got talent!

The National Museum of American Jewish History Offering FREE Admission All Day Friday

Make your way down to the National Museum of American Jewish History this Friday, August 15th for all day free admission.