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I Am Project HOME

Usually I Am Project HOME is dedicated to a single Project HOME employee who displays what it means to embody the mission of Project HOME. During COVID-19, so many of our employees have gone above and beyond. That is why, in this special issue of our newsletter, we’re recognizing our mission, and how every single Project HOME staff member has continued to carry it out despite many obstacles. It is also why we’re calling it You Are Project HOME.  

Allen Turner sorting through the thousands of books donated to Project HOME

If you pass Allen Turner at Project HOME’s 1515 Fairmount Avenue office and ask how he’s doing, his response will likely be, “It’s another day in the neighborhood!” He’s channeling PBS’s much-loved Fred Rogers, who’s known for saying “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” Allen’s version of the saying holds tremendous and deep meaning for him. It signifies how every day gives him one more chance to love, grow, change, and live.

I am Project HOME: Sam Santiago

When Sam Santiago starts his day, he is prepared to expect the unexpected. Maybe it’s picking up a birthday cake for someone he’s recently met on an outreach call, or perhaps he’s pulling over to help someone in need on his way to work. Whatever he encounters, it’s all in a day’s work for Project HOME’s veteran outreach worker.

This story originally appeared in our Summer 2019 Edition of News from HOME.

IAM Project HOME: Millie Korn

This story originally appeared in our Winter Edition of News from HOME.

About 20 years ago, a friend of Millie Korn’s, Bill Harvey, who was then on Project HOME’s Board of Trustees, told her, “I have a group I think you should work with.” Millie, a native of Philadelphia, has run a title insurance agency for the last 30 years. The new client, she found out, was Project HOME. “Ever since, it’s been a wonderful working relationship,” she says.

Like most Americans, Janet Stearns has her own personal recollections of September 11, 2001.

The following article is featured in the Summer 2018 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

 

Owen Riordan is the Program Manager at Connelly House. (Photo by Michael Gainer)

The following article is featured in the Fall 2017 edition of News From HOME, our quarterly print newsletter.  You can read the whole newsletter online.  If you want to subscribe, click here.

I Am Project HOME: Tricia Dressel

Since moving to Philadelphia almost 16 years ago, Tricia Dressel has had plenty of experience with nonprofits and community-based organizations. But when she had the chance to join the Project HOME staff three years ago as our Director of Human Resources, she knew it was an opportunity she had to seize. “I had always admired the work of Project HOME and the impact it had at a community level. And I saw such strong leadership in [co-founders] Sister Mary Scullion and Joan McConnon.”

I Am Project HOME: Tanya Clanton

This article appeared in our News from HOME newsletter.  You can read the full newsletter online here.  If you don’t receive News from HOME and would like to subscribe, click here.

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