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Unexpected Turns: Wes' Story

Andrea Szyper worked with Project HOME in the 1990s.  She does occasional volunteer writing for this blog.

“When I am posing I have time to think.”

Wes, an occasional artists' model (just one of his art-related endeavors), is a man who is finally at peace with his own thoughts.

Project HOME, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Win Blue Ribbon for Francis House of Peace

Last month, Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) were awarded the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporation's (PACDC) 2017 Blue Ribbon for the development of the Francis House of Peace residence.

PACDC's award recognizes "outstanding achievement by community development corporations" that advance the organization's vision that "vibrant and diverse neighborhoods across Philadelphia that equitably meet the needs of all community members, preserve and enhance community assets, and foster a stronger city and region."

Values We All Share

On May 6, our Executive Director Sister Mary Scullion was the keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.  PCDC is our partner in the development of our new Francis House of Peace residence.  Here is an excerpt from her remarks.

 

The following article is in the just-released spring edition of our News from HOME print newsletter.  If you would like to receive the newsletter in the mail, click here.  You can read more of the newsletter online here.

 

On Wednesday, May 4, we joined the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of Francis House of Peace, which will bring 94 units of affordable housing to the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Councilman Mark Squilla delivered remarks at the event.

On Wednesday, May 4, we joined the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of Francis House of Peace, which will bring 94 units of affordable housing to the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia. John Middleton, of the Middelton Partnership and a primary funder of the project, delivered remarks at the event.

On Wednesday, May 4, we joined the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) to celebrate the grand opening of Francis House of Peace, which brings 94 units of affordable housing to the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia. John Chin, PCDC's executive director, delivered remarks at the event.

On Wednesday, May 4, we joined the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of Francis House of Peace, which will bring 94 units of affordable housing to the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Janet Stearns, our vice president for real estate development, delivered remarks at the event.

On Wednesday, May 4, we joined the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of Francis House of Peace, which will bring 94 units of affordable housing to the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Joan Dawson McConnon, our co-founder, associate executive director, and chief financial officer, opened the program.

On Wednesday, May 4, we joined the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation to celebrate the grand opening of Francis House of Peace, which will bring 94 units of affordable housing to the Chinatown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Joseph Hill-Coles, a young adult resident of the new residence, shared his powerful story at the event.

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