Service Learning and Community Leadership Program, Starts Sept. 21

Posted by HACE Livability Academy on September 10, 2019

The Livability Academy is a six-week training program for anyone who is interested in working together to address quality of life issues in our community. We’ve had a handful of high schoolers participate in previous cohorts, and found their perspective to be incredibly valuable for the group. We re trying to get the word out to more high schools/their students before our next session starts on September 21. Students can receive service learning credit (about 35 hours total) for their time, project-based learning experience, and a $25 gift card!

HACE works primarily in the Fairhill neighborhood, and funding for projects developed through the Livability Academy is restricted to this area, but we welcome anyone who is interested in community development, crime prevention, or community organizing to sign up here.

The upcoming session of the Academy will begin on Saturday, September 21, and will graduate on Saturday, November 2. Class will be held every Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Casa Caribe (173 W Allegheny Ave). Participants are expected to attend each class for the full duration, and complete approximately one hour of homework between each session.

The Livability Academy welcomes participants as young as high school students, and is open to any one who is interested in working together to learn skills and develop projects to improve quality of life in our community. There are no residency requirements for participation, but project funding is limited to the Kensington/Fairhill area.

Please contact Ellie Matthews, Livability Academy Coordinator ( or 215-426-8025 x 3003), with questions or comments, or to request a printed copy of the application.

Para una versión en español de esta aplicación, haga clic aquí.

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