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Getting to Know Cedar Park Houses of Worship

Houses of Worship
Getting to Know Cedar Park Houses of Worship (FB Event Page)
Date:
Thursday, May 25
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: People’s Baptist Church, 5039 Baltimore Avenue
Have you ever walked by a house of worship in Cedar Park and wondered what went on inside? What do they believe? Who are their members? How do they live out their faith in the community?

Cedar Park Neighbors and The People’s Baptist Church are hosting a townhall called “Everything you always wants to know about the houses of worship in your Cedar Park neighborhood.”

Houses of worship are such vital parts of our neighborhood and we know that many neighbors want to get to know better the places of worship here in our neighborhood.

Come hear from members from
1. People’s Baptist Church
2. Hickman Temple A.M.E. Church
3. Calvary United Methodist Church
4. Kol Tzedek Synagogue
5. West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship
6. Renewal Presbyterian Church

The panel will be moderated by someone on the board of Cedar Park Neighbors, and each panelist will be asked about the history of their house of worship, what makes their service unique, and how their community is involved in the world.

We will then have an opportunity to have questions and answers from the audience.

We look forward to seeing you!

Michael Froehlich, Cedar Park Neighbors board member
Rev. Eric Goode, Senior Pastor, People’s Baptist Church and Cedar Park Neighbors board member

Love Your Park: Cedar Park Service Day (Rescheduled)

LYP Spring 2017

Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fund Update – Scholarship Applications Now Available!

Cedar Park Jazz

Update: the Cedar Park Neighbor’s Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fund is approaching 90% of our 2017 fundraising goal! Click here to donate and help us reach our goal to match last year’s award numbers and amounts!

On to the scholarship applications! Each year, Cedar Park Neighbors is proud to award several scholarships to neighborhood students to help pay for college expenses.

Complete applications packs must be received at scholarships@cedarparkneighbors.org by 5p.m. on June 15, 2017 to be considered. Only students living within Cedar Park are eligible to apply. Not sure if you live within our boundaries? Click here for a map of our boundaries. Awards in the past ranged from $650 to $1,300 so don’t miss your opportunity!

If you are a NEW applicant, download the 2017 application by clicking here.

If you have received a scholarship in the past and are re-applying for the new year, down the 2017 RENEWAL application by clicking here.

Email us at scholarships@cedarparkneighbors.org with any questions!

Town Hall Discussion with the 18th Police District about the Philippe Holland shooting

Event: Town Hall discussion with the 18th Police District regarding the Philippe Holland shooting (FB Event Page)
Time: Monday, May 15 from 6:30-8:00pm (followed by CPN’s monthly board meeting)
Location: Chapel at Calvary Community Center at 48th and Baltimore Avenue (Enter from 48th Street entrance)

Cedar Park Neighbors, Cobbs Creek Neighbors, Garden Court Community Association, and Walnut Hill Community Association are co-hosting a community wide meeting town hall to discuss the 2014 shooting of Philippe Holland by police and reinstatement of the two 18th District police officers involved in this incident. More information on this tragedy is provided in the letter and links below. Deputy Police Commissioner Robin Wimberly, 18th District Captain Gregory Riley, and 18th District Community Relations Mike Davis have been invited to join the community meeting. This meeting will reiterate our concern about these officers still patrolling the streets currently in neighborhoods of South and Northeast Philadelphia, understanding the process for investigating/potentially prosecuting these incidents, and the mechanisms the Police District has to improve communication to the community.

This town hall meeting will be moderated by the participating community organizations. We will begin with a 10 minute introduction and followed by 20 minutes for the Deputy Police Commissioner and District Captain to speak to the community. We will conclude with one hour for questions from community members. We hope everyone’s questions will be addressed at this town hall.

Our group letter of concern to the 18th District is posted below in addition to background stories of the Philippe Holland shooting, the historic $4.4 million dollar settlement, the reinstatement of the officers to our community, and press about our complaint.

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Picnic in Cedar Park!

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Update: 2017 Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser!

At Dock Street 2017

Thank you to the more than 50 neighbors who came out to Dock Street on a sunny beautiful afternoon for our 10th Annual Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser on April 23! We are additionally grateful to Mable Bakali and Andrew Kulasegram-Wilson, two of 2016’s TEN scholarship award recipients, who were able to join us and share the genuine impact these funds and community support have had on them and their studies.

These scholarship funds exemplify the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors! To date, this year’s mean donation is $90, and 77% percent of our donors live in Cedar Park with an additional 10% coming from other West Philadelphia neighborhoods. We have raised approximately 80% of the funds necessary to match last year’s award numbers and amounts. Donate to help us reach our goal! Donations of any amount are appreciated! Sponsor level donations with opportunities for recognition remain available.

The 2017 Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship application will be posted online later this month to be due mid-June. Please check back with us and help to distribute the application widely to any neighborhood youth who may be eligible.

Finally, please mark your calendar for Friday, July 14th for the Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship award ceremony in Cedar Park at 49th and Baltimore. The ceremony will take place during the 7:00 p.m. set break for the evening’s Cedar Park Live Jazz Friday concert. In addition to presenting the scholarship awards to recipients, we will also be recognizing our sponsor level donors. Want to add your name to the sponsor list below? Make a donation now.

Sustaining Neighbor Sponsor

Fleming Family Fund

Benefactor Neighbor Sponsor

Fred Wolfe, Jr.

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union

Patron Neighbor Sponsor

Amara Rockar & Mustapha Berkshan

Ana Lisa Yoder & G. Anthony Lapp

Claudia B. Hamilton-Ruffin

Duwayne Terry & Julia Katz Terry

Jacques-Jean Tiziou

Representative James Roebuck

Jesse Fuchs-Simon

Lisa Mitchell

Melani Lamond, Urban & Bye, Realtor

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union

Susan Kay Weiler

Friendly Neighbor Sponsor

Alfred C. Airone & Carolyn J. Kelly

Brad Wayland

Darryl Bundrige

David Hincher & Mara Hincher

David Wengert

Debra L. Detweiler & L. George Detweiler

Elizabeth K. Sands

Jeff Lutzner

Joyce A. Brock

Kelly J. Ryan

Lewis Baum

Linford D. Martin & Marcella J. Zimmerman

Louis N. Tannen & Catherine C. Carr

Margaret Dowling

Mark McGuire & Jo-Ann M. Verrier

Maureen Tate & Gerald McHugh

Michael Froehlich

Michael W. Jennings & Alfred A. Giosa

Scott Geryk & Nancy Geryk

Patricia J. Lavelle

Patricia Warner

Sharon Smith & James Smith

Suzanne Banning Anderson & Kelvyn Anderson

West Philly Civic Associations Urge 18th District to Remove Philippe Holland’s Shooters from Our Streets

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Love Your Park: Cedar Park Service Day

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Cedar Park Neighbors 2017 annual membership meeting and board elections

Cedar Park Neighbors’ annual meeting will be on Monday, April 17th at the Calvary Community Center at 48th & Baltimore. We will have our board elections as well as guest speakers discussing tenant/renter’s rights and tax relief programs for home owners. Additionally, committee members will be speaking about our upcoming annual Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fundraiser and an Earth Day park event.

Doors open for board elections at 6:30 p.m. with program beginning at 7:00 pm. More information on board candidates is available in our Spring newsletter.

CPN annual memberships run from January to December each year. That means that unless you’ve recently joined or renewed your CPN membership, you’re probably not a current member. (“Probably” since some people pay several years in advance.)

Join or renew your membership right now by going to our MemberPlanet site. It’s fast. It’s secure. It’s easy. And annual memberships start at just $7/year (for seniors, students, and the unemployed.)

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Here is the Spring 2017 newsletter, which contains information on our upcoming board elections, scholarship fundraiser, Earth Day event at Cedar Park, and many more things.