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Landscapers working for Four Seasons
Jan 19, 2021 17 hours ago

WPSI and PIDC’s Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives Launch Collaborative Professional Development Program w/ Four Seasons Total Landscaping

University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives (NYWDI) are pleased to launch their first collaborative professional development program to train West and South Philadelphia residents for permanent, full-time, quality-wage careers.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Dec 18, 2020 32 days ago

Labor Market Report for December 18th, 2020

Every other week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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A graphic for West Philly Favorites featuring items from different businesses
Dec 15, 2020 35 days ago

West Philly Favorites Offers Curated Gift Packs from Local Small Businesses

University City District is proud to present West Philly Favorites, a curated series of gift packs filled with handcrafted and locally produced items from neighborhood small businesses. All proceeds go to participating businesses!

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The State of University City 2021 Cover Image
Dec 08, 2020 42 days ago

The State of University City 2021

Normally at this time of year we gather with hundreds of neighbors, stakeholders, and local officials to toast the neighborhood, review the accomplishments of our partners, and release our annual State of University City publication. Although current conditions prevent us from getting together in person this year, that has not stopped us from publishing The State of University City 2021, our comprehensive report on trends and major milestones from the previous year.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Dec 03, 2020 47 days ago

Labor Market Report for December 4th, 2020

Every other week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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A snowy day in Clark Park
Nov 30, 2020 50 days ago

Celebrate the Holidays in University City

Need a little joy in your life after a difficult year? Below, view our in-progress ways to celebrate the holidays locally and to support local businesses. Want more events and activities? See our community calendar for a comprehensive list. If you have events or promotions to add, please email us! 

 

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Staff from Hagopian Arts installing new eco mural
Nov 11, 2020 2 months ago

The Porch at 30th Gains Colorful New Eco Mural from Hagopian Arts

Have you noticed a colorful new addition at The Porch at 30th Street Station? Thanks to a partnership with local public art initiative Hagopian Arts, The Porch got a new splash of color with the addition of a Luna moth mural on our turquoise cube.

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Fall in University City
Nov 10, 2020 2 months ago

Fall 2020 Cleanups and Leaf Collections

Fall is a beautiful time to live and work in University City. We are lucky to have a stunning canopy of trees, and watching the leaves turn helps announce the true arrival of autumn to the area. Of course, with changing leaves comes major clean-up duties this time of year. Below, please read about upcoming community cleanups and leaf collection options to help keep our neighborhood looking great.

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A graphic depicting the logo for the WPSI Labor Market Report
Nov 09, 2020 2 months ago

Labor Market Report for November 9th, 2020

Every other week, we will be publishing labor market industry (LMI) data and important trends to consider in the development of an equitable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, grow, and collaborate. Email wpsi@universitycity.org to learn more.

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Thanksgiving offerings from Walnut Street Cafe
Nov 05, 2020 2 months ago

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Help from Local Businesses and Organizations

This year Thanksgiving will look very different than in years past. The City of Philadelphia has published a guide to enjoying the holidays safely, with tips on gatherings, meals, and visiting at a distance. Below, we've compiled a few ways to help you celebrate or help others in need. If you have specials or events you'd like added to this list, please email us!  

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