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Across the Digital Divide: Young People’s Computer Center is an Extraordinary Space

In a collaborative effort, The Media Mobilizing Project (MMP) and Philadelphia Student Union (PSU) decided to create an extraordinary computer center for young people hosted at the PSU office. Like MMP’s five other computer centers, PSU’s Young People’s Computer Centeris the result of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) which is part of President Obama’s […]

Mariposa Food Co-op invites neighbors to upcoming open houses


This fall, Mariposa Food Co-op will open in a larger space at 4824 Baltimore Avenue. Everyone in Cedar Park–and beyond!–will be able to buy their groceries at Mariposa, whether they’re a member of not. Interested in learning more? Considering attending one of their upcoming open houses. Mariposa’s announcement is below.

Please join us for […]

Break out the Shovels! Delicious Groundbreaking for Mariposa Food Co-op

By Peter Sachs Collopy, Convener, Mariposa Food Co-op Board of Delegates

On Monday, June 27, accompanied by Mayor Michael Nutter and over 160 co-op members and supporters, Mariposa Food Co-op broke “ground” at our new store site! It was a delicious event.

Thanks to all who were present to share in this memorable day. Thank […]

West Philly Tool Library Expands at New Location

By Jake Blanch, Tool Library Steering Committee

Early this Spring, the West Philly Tool Library decided to jump at the chance to expand into a larger space at1314 South 47th Street, mere yards from its original location. With the support of a handful of members and volunteers, the Tool Library was shuttled by truck, wheelbarrow, […]

Recipient’s Report: Scholarly Pursuits, both Scary and Exciting

By Sara Ghebremariam

Dear Cedar Park Neighbor Community,

I am one of the many neighborhood students who has benefited from your continuous generosity and commitment to helping give the young adults in our community the chance to get ahead. Thus far my college experience has been everything I hoped for and more. Starting at theUniversityofPennsylvaniain […]


Did you miss last Saturday’s Cedar Park Fair? You really missed out. Here are a few photos of the day shot by Courtney Walton. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Hail, O Studious Ones! Meet the 2011 CPN Scholarship Recipients

By Laura McHugh, CPN Scholarship Committee

Thank you to everyone in Cedar Park who has generously contributed to our 2011 Scholarship Program thus far. On Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Cedar Park Fair, we awarded another eight scholarships to deserving students in ourCedarParkcommunity. Together as a community we publicly recognize our […]

Volunteer Librarians Needed: West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools Steps Up in Support of Local Schools

By Amara Rockar, Chair, WPCNS Steering Committee

With the Philadelphia School District budget shortfall come painful cuts to neighborhood schools, but community groups like the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools (WPCNS) have stepped in to soften the blow.

For instance, Lea Elementary at 47th and Locust, WPCNS’s current focus, lost its full-time staff librarian. […]

Howdy, Pardner! It’s Tire Roundup Time this Saturday

Help make Philadelphia More Beautiful.

This year, our Tire Roundup will be held this Saturday, August 13th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cedar Park Neighbors earns 50 ¢ents for each tire collected.

Volunteers are needed as well as trucks. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.

Please contact Cedar Park Neighbors […]

New Year’s Resolution: CPN Membership Switches to Calendar Year

By Laurie Friedman, Membership Committee Chair

At our last CPN Board meeting, a resolution was passed changing the terms of CPN membership. Effective immediately, all CPN memberships will run on a calendar year: January 1st through December 31st. We are hoping this will make it easier for everyone to maintain their status as active. The […]