Chris at UCD's blog

Feb 06, 2019 14 days ago

Innovation Spotlight: Two Penn Grads and Their Cutting Edge Glaucoma Treatment

In our Innovators Series, we’re profiling University City entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies who are working on cutting-edge technologies and building the future right here in University City. We’ll feature those working in science, technology, medicine, and more to tell the story of how a virtuous cycle of innovation, talent, business formation, and placemaking is unfolding in our community, creating a 21st century economy that leverages knowledge into economic value and development.

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Feb 04, 2019 15 days ago

Our 2018 Annual Review

University City District works year-round to change places and change lives. We invite you to explore our 2018 Annual Review online, where you can see our impact across our community. Thank you to all the partners, funders, and supporters who make our work possible. We look forward to coming together with all of you in 2019 to make University City a vibrant, welcome community for all.

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Jan 28, 2019 22 days ago

Hamilton Court: A Turn of the Century Gem Gets a 21st Century Makeover

You may have noticed some new additions to the streetscape on the south side of Chestnut Street between 38th and 39th Streets. Affectionately nicknamed “The Spaceship” by Post Brothers, the site’s developers, the decidedly modern architecture of Hamilton Court’s recently completed amenity center is hard to miss. The eye-catching design is meant to draw the gaze, while the ground-level commercial space is intended to activate street life on a previously quiet stretch of Chestnut Street.

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Jan 09, 2019 42 days ago

Celebrating 20 Years of Community Support by Giving Back to Local Civic Associations

The support of local civic associations has been critical to UCD’s work since our formation in 1997. Early in our history, the civics served as a bridge between UCD and the neighborhoods they serve, helping to amplify our mission with the community. Our Board of Directors has always included one representative from each association, ensuring the needs of the community are given voice and priority within University City.

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Jan 07, 2019 43 days ago

January 2019 Events in University City

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! See below the list of events for a round-up of MLK Day volunteer opportunities. 

What's Happening in January

 

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Dec 11, 2018 2 months ago

Staff Changes and Additions at the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI), our nationally renowned job training program that connects local residents seeking opportunity with employers seeking talent, enjoyed a busy end to 2018. The Skills Initiative completed several cohorts, began recruitment for more, and made exciting staff changes that will help our program grow and reach our goal of serving 400 participants a year by 2021.

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Nov 27, 2018 2 months ago

Festive Events at Trolley Portal Gardens!

This December we're helping to celebrate the holidays at Trolley Portal Gardens!

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Nov 26, 2018 2 months ago

December 2018 Events in University City

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! 

What's Happening in December

 

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Nov 09, 2018 3 months ago

Our Next Community Cleanup will be Saturday, December 1st

Help keep your neighborhood clean by joining a community cleanup on Saturday, December 1st from 9 AM to 2 PM. UCD is partnering with the City of Philadelphia to assist block captains, students, volunteer groups and neighbors by providing trash bags, brooms, work gloves, and trash pickup.

To sign up and join the effort, please contact us via email or by calling 215-243-0555.

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