[NEWS] GameChangers: Helen Brown, Changing The Game By Transforming Home | Project HOME

[NEWS] GameChangers: Helen Brown, Changing The Game By Transforming Home

 

From: CBS LOCAL

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Helen Brown is a sweet, yet powerful force in her lower North Philadelphia neighborhood.

“Some of them call me grandmama, some of them call me big mama,” she says, of the residents of her block off of North 18th Street.

Also known as “Miss Helen” and “Brown Sugar,” Brown’s work began nearly three decades ago when she was tapped by Project Home as they worked to transform the old St. Elizabeth’s convent in the 1990’s. She worked with the organization and Sister Mary Scullion and eventually showed the staff becoming the seed that planted growth and change in the area.