what to do in a park?
Photo Credit: Jack Peters

Access to an open yard is limited to many kids in Philadelphia. If houses do have yards, they tend to be small patches We frequent a small “secret” park a few blocks down from us in Germantown, secret because although it is a public park and owned by the City of Philadelphia, it is hidden behind two […]

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rebirth! the germantown Y becomes GLEC
Maurice Walls, CEO of Germantown Life Enrichment Center

  “Independent,” “community-driven,” and “homegrown” are all words Maurice Walls, CEO of the Germantown Life Enrichment Center, uses to describe the organization formerly known as the YMCA of Germantown.  He went from appointment, to volunteerism, to nomination; from board member, to Board President, to Assistant CEO to CEO.  All within a seven-year time frame. It […]

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this weekend: start with a run!

This weekend there are many opportunities to serve the community, enjoy summer fruit, and have fun with your family!   Friday, June 1st, 5-7pm Kids Run for the George Fund:  Enjoy a fun-filled family carnival atmosphere while helping terminally ill children.  The 3rdAnnual Kids Run is for the whole family.  Children ages 1-14 participate in […]

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