UCD 20th Anniversary

University City District launched in 1997, as dedicated residents, institutions and businesses came together to create an organization to help transform their community. Throughout 2017 we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary by holding community events and reflecting on the accomplishments of our organization, community, and the many people who made the work possible.
 
20 Years, 20 Stories is a rich compilation of the ways in which UCD has impacted the neighborhood through our work, told by the people who have made University City the vibrant, healthy and diverse community it is today. From UCD founders, to Clean and Safe staff, to residents and more, check back to hear more from your neighbors about our 20 years of changing places and changing lives.

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Do you have a reflection to share or an idea for a story we should tell? Email us at [email protected]  

Local Innovator Judy Wicks

We spoke with the woman behind White Dog Café who helped lead Philadelphia’s farm-to-table movement.

Dahlak

Learn the history of the popular Ethiopian restaurant on Baltimore Avenue.

Clark Park

Get to know University City’s most beloved green space

The Mayor of The Porch

We profile the man who in charge of The Porch at 30th.

UCD’s Leaders

Meet UCD’s original executive director and its current president.

University City Arts League

Celebrating 50 Years of The University City Arts League

The Dirt Factory

We traced the history of The Dirt Factory by profiling the man who created it.

Manakeesh Café

We visited this popular spot that serves as an anchor for the Muslim community.

A Clean Neighborhood

Meet Janet Walker and Debbie Ross, who have been with UCD since the start.