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This oip-ed by Sister Mary Scullion was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer September 26, 2016, to mark the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia.

Project HOME recently held a very special graduation celebration at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs for the high school graduates and alumni of the College Access Program (CAP).

This year, 12 students received their high school diplomas with 10 graduates moving directly on to post-secondary education in the fall.

We recently said farewell to and celebrated a beloved long-time staff member, Rudy Mackey, who moved on to a well-earned retirement after many years of service.  Rudy first joined the Project HOME staff in 1998.  For most of his time with us, he was our Addictions Counsellor.  In that role, he provided loving and strong support to hundreds of residents in their recovery.  One of our current residents, Frank Bradley, who lives at our Connelly House residence, expressed his gratitude to Rudy in this message:

Mr Rudy,

The Power of Community in Dark Times

Like people all around the country, we in the Project HOME community have been shaken by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.  We share with millions of Americans the grief, anger, and outrage at this recent display of racism, White supremacy, hatred, and violence that poison the very heart of our nation.

A World of Possibilities

Aisha Boyd is an Employment Specialist at Project HOME’s Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs.

 

The following article is featured in the Summer 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.

Spirit of Generosity -- Supporting Our Teens

The following article is featured in the Summer 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.

The following article is featured in the Summer 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.

This past June 1, we began receiving applications for our newest residence, 2415 N. Broad Street, scheduled to open up later this summer.  Over 1,000 persons stood in line to apply -- for a total of 88 units.  (Read more about that day here.)  We took the opportunity to do interviews with many of the persons in line to ask about their situation and their need for housing.  These are important stories that all Americans need to hear -- they tell the human story of the affordable housing crisis in this country.

This past June 1, we began receiving applications for our newest residence, 2415 N. Broad Street, scheduled to open up later this summer.  Over 1,000 persons stood in line to apply -- for a total of 88 units.  (Read more about that day here.)  We took the opportunity to do interviews with many of the persons in line to ask about their situation and their need for housing.  These are important stories that all Americans need to hear -- they tell the human story of the affordable housing crisis in this country.

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