Here’s a look at what you may have missed this past week in Northwest Philly.
Germantown Special Services District (GSSD) has contracted six to eight homeless men to clean the neighborhood’s commercial corridors through Ready Willing and Able, a service-oriented transitional housing program for homeless men. Learn more about the program here.
“A Waltz in the Woods,” the newest site-specific stick work sculpture from artist Patrick Dougherty opened to the public this weekend after a three-week construction process. Read more here.
The Toad Detour program (and its helpers from across the region), helmed by Schuylkill Center volunteer coordinator Claire Morgan, helps millions of toads every year maintain their important place in the local ecosystem — including the favor of eating mosquitos that pester us. Read more here.
The Mt. Airy Schools Coalition, a group made up of three community civic organizations, has granted $12,000 to six neighborhood schools. It’s the second year the group has used a state tax credit program called the Educational Improvement Tax Credit to allow business owners to direct their state tax dollars to area schools. Here’s the full story.