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Project HOME Summer Service Learning Experience for High School Students

Project HOME offers rising 10th to 12th grade students a summer service opportunity focused on learning about issues of poverty and homelessness, building relationships with others involved in social change, getting to know persons who have experienced poverty and homelessness, and engaging in service with Project HOME and other agencies fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness in Philadelphia.  This experience is designed to deepen students’ desire to be of service, understanding of Project HOME’s mission, insight on the issues of poverty and homelessness and the systems that impact these

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Sister Mary Scullion and former resident Hyacinth King

A Statement from the Project HOME Community in the Wake of the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

Wes, a workshop leader in our candle-making program, shares how he has been able to use the principles of Project HOME to stay focused, balanced, and rooted in success.

Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA-13) recognized Sister Mary Scullion on the floor of the House of Representatives for her work to end homelessness.

Now working at the newly-expanded Hub of Hope, Nasir recently shared a reflection on what led him to Project HOME. 

2018 Project HOME Summer Service Learning Experience for High School Students

Project HOME offers rising 10th to 12th grade students a summer service opportunity focused on learning about issues of poverty and homelessness, building relationships with others involved in social change, getting to know persons who have experienced poverty and homelessness, and engaging in service with Project HOME and other agencies fighting poverty, hunger and homelessness in Philadelphia.  This experience is designed to deepen students’ desire to be of service, understanding of Project HOME’s mission, insight on the issues of poverty and homelessness and the systems that impact these

Yesterday, at our weekly Inspirational Meeting, members of the Project HOME community gathered to honor Black History Month. Lisa Armstrong, one of our residential Program Managers, and Cassie Anderson, a resident at 1515 Fairmount Avenue, led the program, which featured Lisa’s reflections and a reading of poetry by Maya Angelou.


We are still in a struggle to amply our voices to reshape our narrative – and reshaping is required.  We should think twice about the story we tell ourselves and the story others tell about us. 

While experiencing homelessness, Brian used to strum his guitar in the streets for some change. Now a manager at Meg Saligman Studios, Brian shares his journey of transformation and the impact of the opportunities Project HOME has afforded.

The December 6 Groundbreaking for the future Gloria Casarez Residence. (Photo by Shira Yudkoff)

The following article is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

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