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Philadelphia, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Developing projects based on residents' priorities

Description: The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association launched an intergenerational Elders' Story Cafe program in Mifflin Park, one of the South Philadelphia's few green spaces. Refugee and immigrant elders -- with interpreters on hand -- shared the story of their journey to Philadelphia with a multigenerational audience. The program provided an opportunity for local youth to gain a sense of pride and identity from the elders' stories while the elders, in turn, gained a forum in which to feel a valued part of the community.

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Philadelphia, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha completed streetscaping along an important corridor of Germantown Avenue in North Philadelphia. Small-scale, low-cost -- but high-impact -- improvements began with street cleaning. Volunteers then worked to add elements to offset pedestrians from traffic and slow down passing vehicles. They installed decorative fences, signs at pedestrian crossings, flexible bollards, sidewalk art and temporary island installations. The project was part of a larger effort to revive what was once a vibrant, central commercial corridor and residents reacted positively. One said, It makes it look like people actually live here, like they do Another added, This makes it easier for children to know where they can safely cross. Organizers are seeking to make the island installations permanent. Additionally, the City committed to restriping the street and continue cleanup efforts, while community members plan to replicate beautification elements on nearby vacant lots.

Philadelphia, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public spaces improvements to increase high-speed internet availability

Description: To help older adults access the internet, the Center in the Park created a cafe onsite, which offers free Wi-Fi access to visitors.

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