Happy Thanksgiving

Norris Square Neighborhood Project will be closed 11/26-11/27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Come and visit us when we're back on November 30th.



On #GivingTuesday Share Your NSNP Story

Youth Drying Herbs for Dream Pillows

When we go to events and talk to folks on social media, people are always telling us stories about their connection to NSNP, whether it is through learning about trees and the environment from Indigo to connecting with Latin@ and Afro-Latin@ culture through the vast knowledge of Doña Iris. As an organization that is 42 years old, thousands of youth and families have passed through our donors and celebrated and learned within the gardens created by Doña Iris and Doña Tomasita with Grupo Motivos.

We want to hear from you!

This December 1st or #GivingTuesday, share your NSNP story on social media using the hashtag #MyNSNP! 

Community Cooking and Garden Explorations

Teaching youth to cook food with produce from the gardens is an important part of the work we do each day here at NSNP.

Youth Preparing Pique

We've made all sorts of food with the youth, from pique to arroz con gandules to even samosa and chili. Teaching youth how to cook is just one way we facilitate youth in building community with each other and learn to advocate for their own health. Most importantly, we think its critical to emphasize that people can make healthy food while staying true to their cultural traditions.

Greenhouse Raising in Norris Square

Beginning October 24th, NSNP is starting the excavation and construction for our earthship-style greenhouse in El Batey garden! This project is happening with the support of our donors, The Food Trust, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and our strong corps of volunteers. 

Greenhouse Sketch by Adolphe

Join us for the groundbreaking event as part of the State of Young Philly by signing up here. Use the offer code 'Yipster' to get $5 off.  Doña Iris Brown will be catering the event and a tour of the Norris Square gardens will be included. 

If you can't join us on the 24th, we have the following upcoming volunteer dates below. Sign up by emailing volunteer@myneighborhoodproject.org or call Marian, Food and Landscape Coordinator at (267) 245-0148 


November 7th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

November 21st 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

December 5th 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesdays and Thursdays 

Both 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM sessions are available.

November 4  November 5  

November 11  November 12  

November 18  November 19  

December 2  December 3

Exploring the Gardens

At Norris Square Neighborhood Project, we think it's very important that the youth we serve through Semillas del Futuro, our afterschool and summer program, experience both the cultural and environmental elements of our gardens.

Youth Cooking in Gardens

Throughout this fall. every other Wednesday youth are taught Conflict Resolution Theater and on every Thursday, youth explore our garden spaces through cooking Latino foods like ñanicletas and pique using fresh produce from the gardens. If you're interested in enrolling your youth in our Semillas del Futuro afterschool or summer program, call Parent and Family Relations Manager Evelyn Matos at (267) 245-0142 or email evelyn@myneighborhoodproject.org


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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