Providence Center

Posted October 16th, 2019 at 11:35 am.

Updated 10/16/2019

Committed to North Philadelphia’s Fairhill community since 1993, Providence Center offers education programming for children, youth, and adults.  Their mission is to educate people to have the power and spirit to transform their lives and community.

The Providence Center has several programs including an afterschool program for children K-6 led by teen leaders, ESL classes for adults and prayer groups and events for the community.

Providence community:

Providence Center is located in the heart of Fairhill, a vibrant community in North Philadelphia. The people we serve are primarily from Puerto Rico or immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, or Central America. Our community faces many challenges, including poverty rates that are the highest in Philadelphia. Over half of our community lives below the poverty line, and the median household income is under $15,000. In addition, Fairhill struggles with Philadelphia’s highest murder rate, more than five times the city’s average. At the same time, the spirit and resiliency of our neighbors inspires us, and they are working hard to build better lives for themselves and their families. Providence Center supports revitalization efforts in our community, and we accompany our students as they strive for futures full of possibility and grace.


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Filed under: After-School,Philadelphia by Alizeh Amer

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