PRESS RELEASES

July 19, 2017

Release: Women’s Community Revitalization Project Receives Approval to Build 33 Affordable Homes in Point Breeze

WCRP is partnering with CATCH to construct Mamie Nichols Townhomes, which will be made available to families and veterans on what is currently vacant land 

June 07, 2017

Release: Women’s Community Revitalization Project a National Finalist for $500,000 Grant

Women's Community Revitalization Project is a national finalist for a grant of up to $500,000 by ArtPlace America. If awarded, WCRP will use the funds to work with artists to help solve community development challenges in the city’s Point Breeze and Gray’s Ferry neighborhoods.

January 31, 2017

Release: WCRP Executive Director Wins Social Innovator in Community Development Award

Nora Lichtash received first place from the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal following 300 nominations and over 3,500 votes cast by citywide residents. The award “honors the region’s most passionate social innovators” across a range of fields who are working to make “Greater Philadelphia a more inclusive, equitable and thriving region of innovation and opportunity for all of its residents.”

November 14, 2016

Release: GSK celebrates 20 years of IMPACT Awards to nonprofits that make Philadelphia healthier

GSK today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits earned $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia region.  This is the 20th anniversary of GSK’s awards program, which has honored and supported hundreds of nonprofits that improve the lives of Philadelphians every day.

October 17, 2016

Release: WCRP Celebrates 30 Years of Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities

Philadelphia’s first and only women-led community development organization commemorated their rise from a neighborhood based group to a nationally recognized innovator

September 16, 2016

Release: Women’s Community Revitalization Cuts Ribbon on 36 New Affordable Townhomes

Affordable housing developer partnered with Firm Hope Baptist Church to convert a once vacant lot into beautiful homes

February 09, 2016

WCRP to partner with CATCH to construct Mamie Nichols Townhomes for families, and veterans on currently vacant land.

September 08, 2015

Affordable housing developer has partnered with Firm Hope Baptist Church to convert a vacant lot to productive use.

May 04, 2015

The funds would be used to mesh arts and cultural strategies into community development.

October 14, 2014

The Women’s Community Revitalization Project hosts housewarming after being forced to move after 17 years in Northern Liberties

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