|Join our team! We are hiring for a Director of Development & Urban Garden Director!|
We are hiring a Director of Development!
|Always Forward! Launching Siempre Adelante!|
Dear Friends, Supporters, and Partners,
As many of you know, I have had the pleasure of serving as the Director of Development since March 2011 and also as the Interim Executive Director earlier this year at Norris Square Neighborhood Project. Over these years, I can’t express the transformational experience that this place has provided for not only the youth and families that attend our programs, but also for my co-workers, volunteers, board members, supporters, and myself. Together, as the NSNP community, we have made a real impact in a world that is so systematically driven to keep communities like Norris Square from succeeding.
Since my starting date here, we have doubled in size, which has been both thrilling and challenging to take part in. As we’ve grown as an organization, I’ve grown too, more in these past few years than in my entire life. I believe this growth happened because of the incredible teachers here, both youth and staff, who have so patiently (and when needed, not so patiently) helped me, loved me, challenged me, and welcomed me as part of their life. This process has planted a seed of change in me, one that was not intentional from the outset: Just imagine what our intentional programming can do!
During Siempre Adelante, our annual fundraising appeal, we typically tell you a billion different reasons why you should support NSNP. This year, it’s simple (although there will be some fun/goofy stuff, too). This place has changed my life. It has changed others too. Right now, we are facing some big challenges, and your donation is needed to continue our work that is so incredibly important.
From December 9th-13th, we’ll be sending out messages to show you why NSNP is so inspiring. Our goal is big – we must raise $15,000 by December 31st. We hope that you’ll feel inspired to support our work. If you already do, then click here to donate. No donation is too small, but if you can’t donate, commit to spreading our message to your networks. Through this experience at NSNP, I will keep remembering that together, we are strong. I hope you'll join us so others here can continue to benefit from the amazing power of this place.
Always Forward/Siempre Adelante,
|Win a $1000 gift certificate!!|
HEY!!!! We are excited to announce that we are raffling a $1000 gift certificate to the Philadelphia Four Seasons Hotel! For each $5 donation you make to NSNP STARTING NOW through September 26th, you'll also purchase a raffle ticket for a chance of winning the certificate, as well as help NSNP to fulfill its mission. We'll draw the raffle ticket winner on September 26th @ a fun happy hour in our gardens!! DONATE today to enter!!
Here are the details of the prize: a (1) One-night stay on a (non-negotiable) in an Executive Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia inclusive of tax & hotel fees. (2) Two 50-minute spa treatments – choice of a Swedish Massage or Organic Facial, inclusive of tax & gratuity. (3) Breakfast for two inclusive of tax & gratuity. No alcohol. (4) Overnight valet parking.
Here is how it works:
1) Donate at least $5.00 through our website. For each $5.00 you donate, you will receive 1 raffle ticket. If you donate $100, you will receive 20 raffle tickets towards winning the big prize!
2) Within 24 hours of your donation, our lovely development team will e-mail you to confirm the number of raffle tickets received. We'll fill out the raffle tickets here in our office and put 'em in our raffle box.
3) On September 26th at our Happy Hour, we'll draw the winner from our raffle box. You do NOT have to attend the happy hour to enter or win. We'll contact the winner 24 hours after the drawing.
Donate today to support our AMAZING youth and garden programs while also entering this great raffle!!
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
is a community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs for youth K-8th grades, arts and media programs for youth 14 and up, urban gardening and a year round CSA for community residents of all ages.
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO OF THE DAY!
Published on January 18, 2013
Learn about how Councilman O'Neill's proposed amendment to Philadelphia's new zoning bill will have negative consequences for Philadelphia's community gardens. Contact your District Councilman and voice your opposition to this amendment! Credit to Laura Deutch for allowing us to use footage from her interview with Tomasita Romero.