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Sep 12, 2022 15 days ago

UCD Hiring for Two New Leadership Positions

University City District is hiring for two new leadership positions to advance our work of investing in place and investing in people in one of the most economically dynamic communities in the country. We are seeking a Vice-President of Strategic Advancement and a Human Resources Director to join our dynamic team. Read more about each position below, and please share with your networks to help us find top candidates. We are proud to partner with DiverseForce on this search. 

 

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A graphic depicting food trucks at The Porch
Aug 30, 2022 28 days ago

September 2022 Food Trucks and Activations at The Porch at 30th Street

The Porch at 30th Street is alive with performances, pop-ups, and of course, food trucks! We're excited to share details on August food trucks, pop-ups, and performances below. We hope to see you at The Porch!  

 

SEPTEMBER 2022 FOOD TRUCK SCHEDULE

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A graphic reading "Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll" over a photo of people enjoying the festival
Aug 29, 2022 29 days ago

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll Returns Thursday, September 15th 2022

On Thursday, September 15th, West Philadelphia’s Baltimore Avenue will transform into a shopper’s dream during the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. From 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, visitors are invited to stroll up and down Baltimore Avenue between 40th and 51st Streets for one-night-only $1, $3, and $5 deals on food, drinks, merchandise, and more from local businesses and neighborhood vendors.

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New Baltimore Avenue banners displayed on light poles.
Aug 16, 2022 42 days ago

New Community-Designed Banners Adorning Baltimore Avenue

Have you noticed new pops of color along Baltimore Avenue? This past week we installed 70 new banners promoting the commercial corridor between 45th and 50th. The banner design was selected as the winner of a contest we held in the spring of 2020, but fabrication and installation were delayed due to the pandemic. Finally, after over two years, they’ve found their homes flying above the avenue.

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A community vendor cooking up offerings at the June 2022 Dollar Stroll
Aug 02, 2022 56 days ago

Now Accepting Community Vendors for the September 2022 Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

University City District (UCD) will hold our second Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Thursday, September 15th, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. The event draws thousands of neighbors and visitors to enjoy dollar deals from participating vendors. In 2022, we expanded the price levels vendors can offer from $1 deals to deals for $1, $3, OR $5. 

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A crowd enjoying a movie in Clark Park
Jul 29, 2022 60 days ago

Movies in Clark Park 2022

UCD, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Friends of Clark Park, is bringing back free outdoor movies to Clark Park Friday nights in August, 2022! This year, we're presenting Music Movies: four films with great music at their center. Our movies are screened at dusk, in fair weather only, and are always shown with closed captioning enabled to assist the hearing impaired.

Click below to RSVP via Facebook!

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A graphic with two food trucks that reads "August Food Trucks"
Jul 27, 2022 2 months ago

August 2022 Food Trucks, Performances, and Pop-Ups at The Porch

The Porch at 30th Street is alive with performances, pop-ups, and of course, food trucks! We're excited to share details on August food trucks, pop-ups, and performances below. We hope to see you at The Porch!  

AUGUST 2022 FOOD TRUCK SCHEDULE

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2022 Staff Update Photo
Jul 25, 2022 2 months ago

Staff Additions and Updates for July 2022

Today, we are excited to share news of a new colleague at our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative and three promotions within our staff. Please join us in welcoming new hire A.J. Adams and congratulating Lauren Bishop, Nick Edelman, and Dr. Romaine Thrower on their new titles. 

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Two WPSI graduates embrace at a graduation in 2017
Jul 18, 2022 2 months ago

West Philadelphia Skills Initiative Receives Transformative $3.5 Million in Grant Support from The Pew Charitable Trusts

We are thrilled to announce that our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) has been selected by The Pew Charitable Trusts as the recipient of a $3.5 million growth grant through the Pew Fund for Health and Human Services (Pew Fund). This 5-year grant is among the largest in our workforce program’s history and will provide significant support for continued impact in the region.

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A graphic with a table set with food and a headline reading "support local restaurants during University City Dining Days"
Jul 08, 2022 2 months ago

University City Dining Days Returns July 21st - 31st, 2022

University City Dining Days, our popular “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion, returns for ten days this summer, running July 21st-31st. 29 University City dining destinations – including six restaurants participating for the first time—will offer pre-fixe three-course lunch and dinner specials for $20, $30 or $40.

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