Mildred Lewis has been living with HIV for 19 years.
She’s spent 17 of them in Point Breeze, and for 16 years she has been drug-free.
Today, Lewis is Philadelphia FIGHT’s lead HIV tester and counselor in the Point Breeze area, using her personal experience and trusted presence in the neighborhood to serve an at-risk community.
New American families are staking claim in South Philadelphia from the ground up.
The Growing Together Garden on 25th and Reed Streets has been offering refugees and community members the opportunity to grow fresh produce and cultivate community since its opening in 2015. In a new partnership between the Nationalities Service Center (NSC) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest Program, the garden has become the site of an inclusive entrepreneurial venture.
When the lights turn low, a star-studded lineup of speakers inspires passion and over 50,000 Democrats join forces to unite their party, there’s no place Melissa Watson would rather be.
“It’s intimate,” the South Carolina delegate said about the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. “When you’re in a red state, you need this.”
South Carolina is carving a spot for millennials in the Democratic Party.
Several James E. Clyburn Political Fellows have made their way to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. The fellowship provides training to shape young people to be leaders of their generation.