A Sweet Affair at The Sofitel Philadelphia (with photos & videos)

IMG_3947The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Be Your Best program celebrated the conclusion of the 9-week session with a ceremonial tea party at The Sofitel Philadelphia on June 8, 2018. Dressed in their finest, the girls arrived in a limo and walked the red carpet just like celebrities!

The theme for this year’s event was “Shine.” Lorina Marshall Blake, President of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and Vice President, Community Affairs, Independence Blue Cross, served as keynote speaker.

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Top 5 reasons your child should go to Camp Ladore this summer!

5) It’s Fun

Situated among picturesque mountain ranges, The Salvation Army’s Camp Ladore consists of approximately 1,200 acres of land surrounding a 265 acre lake. The camp facilities include a swimming pool, lakeside waterfronts for boating, pioneer living area, hiking trails, animal farm, a high ropes challenge course, arts & crafts and nature lodges, 4 athletic fields and basketball courts. Outdoor amphitheaters with campfire circles are used during evening programs and devotional times. Each village also has its own activity building for rainy days. Continue reading “Top 5 reasons your child should go to Camp Ladore this summer!”

Roxborough’s Ever Young Club is Good for Your Health

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Freda Gowling

When Tuesday morning comes around, Freda Gowling couldn’t imagine being anywhere else other than The Salvation Army’s Roxborough Corps Community Center. She’s one of dozens of older adults who belong to its Ever Young Club.

“Last week we learned about flower arrangements and we got to take all of the flowers home. They were beautiful. Today we are painting,” Freda explained. “It keeps us active. I like being useful.”

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West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success

21st Century Learning Zone at the    West Phila Corps

The Salvation Army’s West Philadelphia Corps Community Center is known for its robust 21st Century Learning Zone – an after-school program, which provides young people with a safe, caring and educational environment.  Every weekday afternoon the building is buzzing with students’ energy and excitement – from the digital learning program to puppetry class.

“It’s my privilege to touch the lives of hundreds of students in the course of being here,” said Dr. Michael Koku, known as Dr. Mike to his students and colleagues. Continue reading “West Philadelphia Corps Equips Youth with Tools for Success”

Celebrate Hope Luncheon Honors Unidos Pa’PR & Sharmain Matlock-Turner

NBC 10’s Tracy Davidson emcees the 2018 Celebrate Hope Luncheon

On the May 14, first day of National Salvation Army week, hundreds of people gathered at the Westin Philadelphia for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Celebrate Hope luncheon. The annual event recognized The Salvation Army’s 153 of global service to those in need, raised awareness of local programs and services, and honored those dedicated to community service and the betterment of the City of Philadelphia. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia honors individuals and organizations at its annual luncheon that demonstrate exceptional altruism.  This year’s honorees are Unidos Pa’PR and Sharmain Matlock-Turner.


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PECO Partners with The Salvation Army for National Volunteer Appreciation Month

Thank you to our friends at PECO who generously donated their time and talents with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia in April in honor of National Volunteer Month. Check out the video below to see the volunteers in action!

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, email us at PhillyVolunteers@use.salvationarmy.org .

New workforce development program connects students with education and opportunity

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Students enrolled in our Spring 2018 Work-Tech telecommunications training program – Edwin Dolokelen, Hazelita Hayes, Sharon Troko, Angela Brookes, with Kristen Davis Job Developer and Instructor.

The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Work-Tech program provides hands-on training to prepare students for jobs in the cable networking/telecommunications industry. The 12-15 week course, designed by C-Tech Industries, is free to low-income individuals over the age of 18 who have earned a high school diploma or GED.
Students successfully completing the Work-Tech program receive their BICSI Certification within Telecommunications.

“The curriculum from C-Tech provides great training and support to our students,” said Eileen Hence, Director of City Education Programs and Compliance, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Continue reading “New workforce development program connects students with education and opportunity”