Cedar Park Neighbors Annual Meeting

Map of the Cedar Park Neighborhood

Map of the Cedar Park Neighborhood

Please join Cedar Park Neighbors on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 7-9pm for our annual meeting. Voting for CPN Board Members will begin at 6:30pm.

The meeting will take place at Calvary Community Center Sanctuary. Please enter through the doors on the second floor.

Come and hear what Cedar Park Neighbors has done over the last year and our plans for the coming year. Meet candidates for the CPN Board of Directors.  (And read all about the candidates by clicking here.)

We will also feature a conversation with the two candidates for our state representative, James Roebuck (the incumbent) and Algernong Allen. The conversation will be moderated by Cedar Park resident Bill Hangley Jr., a journalist with The Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

If you’ve never been to a CPN meeting, the annual meeting is a great introduction to the organization and the work that it does.

An informal meet and greet will follow the meeting.

Meet the candidates for CPN Board of Directors

A great group of Cedar Park neighbors are running for election to the CPN Board of Directors.  Read more about them below.  And come out to our annual meeting on April 21, 2014 from 7-9 pm to hear them in person.

Candidates’ bios are after the jump.

Continue reading Meet the candidates for CPN Board of Directors

Cedar Park Neighbors Scholarship Fundraiser


Get your tickets now for Cedar Park Neighbors’ 7th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser! The event will be held on Sunday, April 6th from 4-6 pm at The Cedar Works, located at 4919 Pentridge Street, a beautifully renovated warehouse in the neighborhood. Tickets include live music for all ages with West Philly based singer-songwriter Gretchen Elise, beer by Dock Street Brewing Company, wine, and food from Aksum, Fu Wah, The Gold Standard Café, and Dock Street. We’ll also have a Silent Auction to include handmade crafts, jewelry, museum tickets, gift certificates to local restaurants, and much more! Children will enjoy kids’ music and activities from 4-5 pm.

Tickets are $40 and available online or at the door. Kids under 12 are free. To purchase tickets, complete the form below.

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Join or Renew by April 1 to vote in CPN annual meeting

cpn1Cedar Park Neighbors’ annual meeting is coming up on Monday, April 21st, at 7pm. It will be held at the Calvary Center at 48th & Baltimore. At our meeting, we’ll hear a report of what CPN has done over the past year and vote for next year’s officers and board members. (We’re also planning a special event at the annual meeting … stay tuned for more information on that.)

But, according to our by-laws, you can’t vote at the annual meeting if you are not a CPN member as of April 1.

Annual memberships run from January 1 to December 31 each year. That means that unless you’ve joined or renewed your CPN membership in 2014, you’re probably not a current member. (I say “probably” since some people pay several years in advance.)

So with only 9 days to go before April 1, why not join or renew your membership right now by going to

It’s fast. It’s secure. It’s easy. And annual memberships start at just $7/year (for seniors, students, and the unemployed.)

PS. Remember: our annual scholarship fundraiser will be held two weeks from today on Sunday, April 6. More information at

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act & Sign up for Affordable Healthcare (Sun, March 9)

healthcareAffordable Healthcare is Coming to West Philadelphia!
Application Counselors will be on hand to help you enroll and answer your most important questions about the Affordable Care Act.
How much will it cost? What kind of coverage am I eligible for? What about my family?

Come find out and apply with an expert by your side!
Please have with you: Social Security numbers, estimated income for 2014, income info for 2013
When: Sunday, March 9th, 11:30am-4:30pm
Where: 1001 S.47th St (corner, 47th and Springfield)

Open Enrollment ends March 31.

SoccerShots coming back to Cedar Park this spring

Soccer Shots registration has opened for their SPRING season! Soccer Shots is a positive introduction to soccer for children under the age of 5 in Cedar Park. Their program focuses on the skills and lessons of the game by offering non-competitive classes. Each child learns the fundamentals of the game through principled instruction, creative and age appropriate games, scrimmaging, and soccer fun!

Register online for Cedar Park at:

Their program in our area will take place on:
Saturday: Cedar Park (50th Street and Baltimore Avenue), Ages 2-4, 9:00am-11:00am, 8-10 weeks

They also have up to 7 other park location classes throughout Philadelphia (including weekday afternoons and other weekend options) and are working to include another South Philly location. For further information check their site. You can search by location and age, and view maps of their locations.

If you have any questions please contact Thomas Rockett —, or (484) 707-9962

7th Annual CPN Scholarship Fundraiser to be Held on April 6!


Our 2014 Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 6.  For more information on the Fundraiser — including how to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, or contribute to the Scholarship Program — please click here.

CPN thanks our first Benefactor Neighbor Level Sponsors: 


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2013 Scholarship Recipients 

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CPN seeks new board members

5937_10151522708603031_1602706112_nAre you interested in serving your community as a member of the board of Cedar Park Neighbors? Let’s talk!

We’re looking for a few new members of the Board for terms that start on June 1, 2014. More information about serving on the board is below. If you’re interested, please contact Saba Tedla at by February 15.

Responsibilities of Cedar Park Neighbors Board Members

Cedar Park Neighbors is the recognized community organization for the Cedar Park neighborhood. As such, its responsibility extends beyond its general membership which elects the Officers and Directors-at-large to include all residents within its boundaries.  As a non-profit under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania law and a federally tax exempt entity, the CPN Board of Directors and Committee Chairs must adhere to federally and state stipulated procedures and practices. In addition, the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs must follow the rules and regulations that are commonly considered acceptable as long as these do not violate the state and federal laws which govern our status. Moreover, the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs must observe the CPN By-Laws and Board Resolutions.

As representatives of the community and the organization, CPN Board Members, individually and collectively, must behave in a responsible, accountable manner in order to ensure the organization’s purpose of promoting “the general welfare of the community.”


  • read all documentation in the CPN Board Packet
  • become familiar with the CPN By-Laws and other pertinent documents
  • read minutes and other relevant reports prior to Board Meetings
  • prepare and deliver succinct reports


  • commit to monthly two-hour CPN Board Meetings
  • attend CPN Board Meetings
  • be prompt to CPN Board Meetings
  • chair or be a member of a Committee
  • participate in CPN activities
  • encourage neighbors and friends to join CPN and participate in CPN activities
  • pay dues to maintain current membership throughout board term of office


  • make relevant and concise comments at CPN Board Meetings
  • be considerate and courteous to other CPN Board Members

Legal & Fiduciary Responsibilities

  • represent CPN General Membership
  • observe and follow CPN By-Laws, Articles of Incorporation, and Board Resolutions
  • be accountable to CPN Membership and Neighborhood regarding financial transactions and statements (including overseeing how, when, and where money is spent)
  • ensure maintenance of accurate, verifiable records and accounting procedures of organization and committees

51st & Baltimore Avenue development

Baltimore Avenue Business Association & Cedar Park Neighbors invite you to a public meeting to discuss development around 51st & Baltimore, including:

  • Clarifications of blight certification in Philly 2035 Southwest District Plan
  • Proposed expansion of Wellness Center
  • Advocating for community input regarding development of city owned vacant land parcels

This is an important meeting to learn about development and contribute your input. Please attend and spread the word.

Time: January 30, 6:30PM

Location: People’s Baptist Church at 5039 Baltimore Avenue


Community Meeting to discuss development at 51st & Baltimore (Thurs, 1/30)




Cedar Park Neighbors and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA) invite you to a public meeting to discuss development around 51st & Baltimore including:

- Proposed expansion of Wellness Center
- Clarifications of blight certification in Philly 2035 Southwest District Plan
- Advocating for community input regarding development of city owned vacant land parcels

January 30, 6:30PM at People’s Baptist Church – 5039 Baltimore Ave

Facebook invitation page at