North 5th Street Revitalization Project Capacity Building

Located in the Olney neighborhood, one of Philadelphia’s most linguistically diverse communities is the mile and half long North 5th Street commercial corridor, home to more than 340  businesses. Founded almost ten years ago, the North 5th Street Revitalization Project manages a five-day, weekly cleaning program, a business association, and a contract upheld with the City of Philadelphia’s corridor management program. We are assisting the staff in building their organizational capacity through the creation of a volunteer committee system, work plans and the establishment of an Advisory Board. We have already provided writing for their new website and other systems in preparation for the growth of their organization and fundraising base as they expand their revitalization efforts.