Festival de la Cosecha - Join Us!

Festival de la Cosecha Invitation

Join Norris Square Neighborhood Project for our annual fundraiser, Festival de la Cosecha in Las Parcelas garden (2248 N. Palethorpe Street) on September 12, 2015 from 5:30-9PM. 

Festival de la Cosecha celebrates the beauty of the harvest and achievements of the youth and community in Norris Square Neighborhood Project's programs each year. 

Enjoy live music, dancing, a raffle, children's activities for families, and delicious Puerto Rican food (vegetarian options available!).

All proceeds go to support Norris Square Neighborhood Project's youth and community programs.

Come listen to live music, win an item in the raffle, celebrate, dance, and be merry! Purchase Tickets at Eventbrite 

Sponsorship opportunities are available, learn more via our 2015 Festival de la Cosecha Sponsorship package.

 
We Did It With Your Support!

Norris Square Neighborhood Project successfully met and exceeded our HIPGive2Health goal to build an earthship-style greenhouse with community youth in West Kensington. We successfully raised $8,252, 103% of our goal not including matching funds from Hispanics in Philanthropy.

Youth Planting Tomato Seedlings in El Batey Garden

Al Día published an article celebrating the success of the campaign, check it out here.

 
Sharing Space with the Community

As an organization, we try to create space for people to share food, ideas, and conversation in our garden spaces. Recently we hosted an informal gathering of local nonprofit organizations that work in Norris Square in our largest garden Las Parcelas.

We were joined by youth and staff from GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization, Norris Square Community Alliance, Philadelphia HUNE, and interested community residents for a beautiful morning in the gardens. Collaboration springs forth from people crossing barriers of difference and finding the intersections of interest and belief between us. 

People in Conversation in Las Parcelas 2015

Our gardens have hosted organizational retreats, weddings, rememberance ceremonies and many other types of events. If you are interested in hosting a retreat or gathering in Las Parcelas, you can email us rentals@myneighborhoodproject.org for more information.

 
Announcing NSNP's Summer Work Ready Jobs

Norris Square Neighborhood Project cordially invites youth ages 14-18 to schedule an interview for NSNP's Summer Work Ready Jobs! Only youth enrolled in NSNP after school programs making 20 hours of attendance each month will be considered.

To enroll in NSNP afterschool programs, call Parent and Family Relations Coordinator Evelyn Matos at (484) 383-4472 or visit us between 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday at 2141 N. Howard St. Philadelphia 19122. 

 

 
Una Noche de Agradecimiento

Last night, we held an intimate donor appreciation event at the home of Board Emeritus Blaine Bonham. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and personally thank the people that have supported our work in the Norris Square community promoting Gardens and Latino culture for the past 42 years.

Special thanks to Executive Chef Kenneth Bush of Bistrot La Minette for preparing beautiful delicious food and La Colombe Fishtown for donating their Different Drum Rum for a rum tasting at the event.

 

Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green spaces, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture.

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