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  • 28 Aug 2020 2:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    There are several protests and events scheduled for this weekend supporting a wide range of issues as well as the end of Summer.  

    A rally is scheduled for 5:00 PM, “Justice for Jacob Blake! and All Victims of Police Terror” at City Hall. We don’t have a specific number of participants or information as to whether the group plans to march. It is likely based on previous demonstrations that the group may march throughout Center City.  

    The list of demonstration and events are as follows: 

    Friday, August 28th 

    10:00 AM / Let the PLC Kids Play 

    Location:  222 N. 17th St - Philadelphia Archdiocesan Headquarters 

      

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM / Rally: Justice for Jacob Blake and All Victims of Police Terror 

    Location: Philadelphia City Hall 

       

    Saturday, August 29th  

    10:00 AM – 1:30 PM / The Walk & Bike 4 Peace 

    Location:  Nicetown Park, 4339 N 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140 

     

    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Voter Registration Drive and Rally 

    Location: Save-A-Lot Parking Lot - 3401 M Street

      

    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 1st Northeast Philly Trump Rally 

    Location: Academy and Grant – 3000 Grant Avenue  

      

    3:00 PM / People with A Voice Walking For Social Justice 

    Location: Crown Chicken and Grill - 7275 Rising Sun Avenue 

      

    3:00 PM / Gone but Never Forgotten BBQ 

    Location: 58th and Florence Street

      

    3:00 PM / "The Cookout" 

    Location: 1500 Tasker Street

     

    6:00 PM / Summer Night Showcase Pt. 1 

    Location: Raw Garden 161 Cecil B. Moore 

     

    9:00 PM – 10:00 PM / A Vigil for Coronavirus Victims 

    Location: Independence Square, 520 Chestnut Street 

      

    Sunday, August 30th 

    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / August Anarchist Bazaar and Reading Discussion 

    Location: Clark Park, 4400 Baltimore Avenue 

      

    1:00 PM / March for School Solidarity across City Line 

    Location: Lower Merion / Overbrook HS - march from 321 Conshohocken to Tustin Playground 5901 W. Columbia Avenue 

     

    3:00 PM / Enough is Enough A Community March and Rally to End Gun Violence 

    Location: 19th & Parkway and 5th & Snyder 


  • 26 Aug 2020 1:31 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Gov. Tom Wolf has asked the state legislature to temporarily extend Pennsylvania's moratorium on evictions and foreclosures enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those protections are set to expire Monday.

    https://www.phillyvoice.com/governor-tom-wolf-pennsylvania-evictions-foreclosures-moratorium-state-legislature-covid-19/

  • 25 Aug 2020 1:47 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The City of Philadelphia today announced PHLConnectED, a collaboration to connect up to 35,000 low-income K-12 student households with internet service and devices. The program, which will also provide digital skills training and tech support for families, is an urgent response to schools moving to virtual learning in the upcoming academic year as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    https://www.phila.gov/2020-08-06-city-of-philadelphia-launches-phlconnected-to-connect-k-12-students-to-the-internet-and-provide-tech-support-for-the-upcoming-school-year/

  • 24 Aug 2020 4:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard. Updates will be released each Monday beginning today.

    https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/pennsylvania-shares-update-on-covid-19-early-warning-monitoring-dashboard-county-transmission-levels-cases-traced-to-businesses/?fbclid=IwAR1w3q1THimtqefS846xa27BDO5eP3hsDJPsuJSPuS-0D4CqivtPx3FW2e4

  • 24 Aug 2020 4:08 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The announcement was made in a letter that was sent to all 17 Archdiocesan high schools. 

  • 24 Aug 2020 3:05 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    At the start of this school year, most schools in Philadelphia will use a digital learning model to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. For many children, this will mean learning at home with caregiver supervision or in a childcare center. However, some families do not have those options because they work outside of the home and can’t afford or access childcare support. 

    In response to this challenge, the City and community partners will open dozens of Access Centers to provide supervised, connected spaces where children in K-6th grades can participate in digital learning provided by their school. Access Center locations will include certain rec centers, libraries, and Philadelphia Housing Authority sites. 

    The first phase of Access Centers will serve 800 students beginning Tuesday, September 8. Additional centers will open on a rolling basis.

    Learn more about Access Centers and find one near you below!

    Access Centers for Digital Learning


  • 21 Aug 2020 3:35 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Saturday, August 22, 2020

    6:00am - 2:00pm, BLM Independence Hall to National Mall March, 520 Chestnut St.

    12:00pm  - 2:00pm, Protest to End Trafficking, 1600 JFK Blvd.

    12:00pm - 1:30pm, Backpack March for the Homeless, 9th & Market Sts. going to Love Park

    2:00pm - 5:00pm, Walkaway Rescue America Rallies, 520 Chestnut St.

    Sunday, August 23, 2020

    3:00pm - 5:00pm, Enough is Enough-A Community March & Rally to End Gun Violence, 1900 BF Parkway


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