November 23, 2021
Release: City Council Recognizes Women’s Community Revitalization Project for 35 Years of Providing Affordable Housing and Advocacy
Philadelphia City Council has paid tribute to the Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) for 35 years of serving Philadelphia’s low-income community with housing, social service programming and leadership in effectively advocating for the city’s most vulnerable citizens.
November 17, 2020
Release: Women’s Community Revitalization Project Breaks Ground on 33 Affordable Townhomes & Apartments
Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) broke ground on 33 new rental homes at Reed and South Capitol streets in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze neighborhood. The Mamie Nichols Townhomes, named for the late founder and executive director of the Point Breeze Federation, will replace vacant lots with permanently affordable apartments and townhomes.
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 7, 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
The Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) and partner Firm Hope Baptist Church cut the ribbon during a ceremony Friday at Grace Townhomes, a newly built residential development that brings 36 townhomes to a formerly blighted lot in Port Richmond.