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  • The Let’s Love Logan Day Community Festival is just a few weeks away! Join us for vendors, games, and fun on Saturday July 19, 2014 from 11am-4pm at Clarkson Park (Broad Street and Somerville Avenue). See below for the promotional …

  • Arts & craft and informational vendor spaces are available for the 12th Let’s Love Logan Day Community Festival! Saturday July 19, 2014 11am-4pm Clarkson Park (North Broad and Somerville Avenue across from Einstein Hospital) Let’s Love Logan Day will feature …

  • Logan CDC is excited to announce the the Logan Parklet was nominated for the 2014 PACDC Blue Ribbon Award.  After two exciting seasons in front of the Logan Branch Library, we are happy to see that the Logan Parklet continues …

  • The Logan CDC Carlton Simmons Community Technology Center was featured in Philadelphia Neighborhoods, a Temple University online publication. The article praised the success of the Basic Computer Skills course offered through the partnership between Logan CDC and the Media Mobilizing Project. Check …


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Important Information About Logan CDC

July 31, 2014

Dear Friends of Logan CDC,

After six years of service, Logan CDC may have breathed its last sigh. Due to a lack of sustainable funding, Logan CDC’s Board of Directors has made the heartbreaking decision to cease all operations for the foreseeable future, effective August 1, 2014.

Logan CDC hired its first staff member in July 2008. In just a few years, Logan CDC has built a strong foundation for meeting its mission and enhancing the Logan community. During this short history, our employees and volunteers have tirelessly answered the community’s needs. They’ve given their time, knowledge, and energy to make significant strides in helping revitalize the Logan neighborhood. Accomplishments to date include:

Established a community technology center, which has served more than 300 visitors with a combination of free computer classes, one-on-one technical assistance, and assistance with using other technologies;

Successfully created the Logan Parklet, a placemaking project featuring a seasonal, streetside public recreational structure for community use and one of the first parklets in Philadelphia’s Pilot Parklet Program. Logan CDC recently received the 2014 PACDC Blue Ribbon Award for a Small CDC for the Logan Parklet;

Organized over 40 blocks and 1,000 residents for safety, beautification, and zoning needs, through the Logan Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC);

Launched the Logan Business Association (LBA), which boasts over 30 members and provides business owners a forum for networking, information sharing, and promotions.

Published the Logan Business District directory, which features Logan’s 140+ diverse businesses, promoting the corridor’s proximity to public transportation, and highlighting buildings of historical significance, while addressing the ultimate goal of strengthening the local economy;

• Led a community design charrette entitled, “Green Acre: Logan Triangle Community Workshop,” to brainstorm programming and recreational uses for the one acre of Logan Triangle space dedicated by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority for community use;

• With support from The Philadelphia Foundation, hired consultants from KSK Architects Planners Historians, Inc. to create a viable redevelopment strategy (using input from a community workshop) on the 40 plus acres that encompass the Logan Triangle;

• A full-time commercial corridor cleaning program which beautified the Logan Business District by removing over 1,800 bags of garbage and 560 bags of recyclables.

Reinvigorated Let’s Love Logan Day, Logan’s annual community festival, which builds community spirit, offers health screenings, resource tables, food, vendors, and entertainment;

• Secured funding from Wells Fargo Regional Foundation to support an intensive fifteen-month resident-driven neighborhood planning process;

• Partnered with the City of Philadelphia Office of Housing and Community Development to implement the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program, providing outreach to over 300 households in danger of foreclosure;

• Through its Benefit Bank, Logan CDC provided assistance to low and moderate income individuals and families filing income tax returns and applying for a wide range of federal and state benefits. Staff helped more than 50 individuals access over $50,000 in unclaimed federal and state money;

• In April 2012 (and every year thereafter), Logan CDC installed 53 pole banners along North Broad Street to celebrate Logan as the home of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run, the nation’s largest 10-mile race. These first-ever banners were the result of a collaborative project, led by Logan CDC, along with Philadelphia University, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Independence Blue Cross;

• Partnered with The Food Trust to host a weekly Farmers’ Market in Logan;

• Hosted 3 vacant lot cleanups and 4 neighborhood cleanups, gathering over 75 volunteers to beautify Logan’s most abandoned eyesores; and

• In May 2014, Logan CDC hosted a bus tour of Logan as part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s national conference – “Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity.”

We are proud of these numerous accomplishments, however we could not adequately develop sustainable resources in this challenging environment and insufficient resources forced drastic cutbacks in staffing. The Logan Board is currently in discussions with its stakeholders, partners, and area agencies to determine next steps. However, the Logan CDC offices and Carlton J. Simmons Technology Center will be closed effective August 1, 2014.

Thank you for your support over the last six years, especially during the past year when we made a valiant effort to continue the organization’s efforts and advocacy for revitalization in Logan.

Sincerely,

Cicely Peterson-Mangum, Executive Director

Rhonda M. Anderson, Acting Board Chair

 

 

 

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Let’s Love Logan Day Community Festival, Saturday July 19, 2014

The Let’s Love Logan Day Community Festival is just a few weeks away! Join us for vendors, games, and fun on Saturday July 19, 2014 from 11am-4pm at Clarkson Park (Broad Street and Somerville Avenue). See below for the promotional flyer and for information on our event sponsors.

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Vendor Spaces Are Available for Let’s Love Logan Day Community Festival

Arts & craft and informational vendor spaces are available for the 12th Let’s Love Logan Day Community Festival!

Saturday July 19, 2014

11am-4pm

Clarkson Park (North Broad and Somerville Avenue across from Einstein Hospital)

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Let’s Love Logan Day will feature children’s activities, live music, delicious food, and health screenings, among other activities. The event is free and open to the public. Past vendors have included non-profits, bath and body products, jewelry, candle sellers, t-shirt vendors, and many more.

Applications are accepted until July 7, 2014. Contact Sylvia[@]LoganCDC.org for a vendor application and for additional information. Please include your contact information in the e-mail and also a brief description of what you would like to vend.

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