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About CCRA

Our History

CCRA is a non-profit, volunteer-led civic association that was founded in 1947. We represent the residents of Center City West, from the west side of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River, and from south side of JFK Boulevard to north side of South Street. CCRA's origin purpose was to save Rittenhouse Square from being converted into an underground parking lot. In the 70 years that followed, our focus has greatly expanded. Among other things, we do the following:


As the registered RCO for our territory, we hold public zoning meetings allowing our residents to interact with and provide input to property owners and developers in connection with the zoning process.


CCRA serves as an important link between the residents and local, state, and federal government, advocating for good schools, clean streets, and neighborhood safety. We offer testimony on bills before City Council, and organize public forums with elected officials and representatives from government agencies.

Sidewalk Cleaning

CCRA raises funds to pay the Center City District to clean trash and debris from our sidewalks.


CCRA provides timely information about community events through our weekly "CCRA This Week" e-newsletters and online quarterly magazines. 

Community Gardening

CCRA manages and supports garden plots at the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden. We offer plots to our members on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here  to learn more about the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (SRPCG) and how to obtain a plot.

For information about CCRA's history, click here.

CCRA Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 2011

This is the privacy policy that applies to this Site and our services. We have a firm commitment to safeguarding the privacy of our member's personal information. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual or organization. Information that you designate to be displayed to the public, such as our Merchant Directory, is not considered to be personal information.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

When you register for a membership we ask for information such as your name, organization name, and email address. We also collect the e-mail addresses and other personal information provided during account sign-ups, from email inquiries, forum registrations and forum postings, and from blog comments. Information we collect is stored on computer servers that we use to operate the Site.

The personal information we collect is used by CCRA to plan and deliver programs and services to the CCRA community and for billing, for identification and authentication, for the general operation and improvement of our service, and to respond to inquiries, and is not used, shared with or sold to other organizations, except to law enforcement agencies, in emergencies, for internal security matters, or where required by court order or search warrant; or when we have your permission.

Your personal information is not used or disclosed by us for any other purpose.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are required to use our service. We use cookies to record user session information.


The security of your personal information is important to us. Our service has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We do not store credit card information in our database. We follow generally accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can email us at the address below.

Updating Information

You may keep your registration information current by visiting your profile by logging into your account on the Site. If you wish to change or update any of your personal information and are unable to do so, please contact us at the address below.

Links to Other Sites

This Site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Web sites.


You can contact us with any questions about this Privacy Policy at

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Questions? Email Travis Oliver, Managing Director

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1900 Market St, Fl 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.546.6719 | Email


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