How to Get Involved

Neighborhood Time Exchange invites you to dream big.

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Come up with a great idea for your neighborhood

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Tell us about it

(open hours were from 1-5pm every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)

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Work with us to develop a project

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Tell your neighbors what's going on

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Help make your idea become reality!

Make Your Mark!

Time Exchange is informed by PEC’s Make Your Mark! Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan. The product of extensive engagement with community residents, local businesses and institutions, and city agencies, make your mark! Provides a comprehensive framework for housing, economic development, and quality of life initiatives for PEC’s service area in west Philadelphia.

Between January and September 2015 Neigborhood Time Exchange artists assisted neighbors with the following projects:

– Assisting New Africa Center with the conceptual framework of a New Freedom District, including a digital rendering of New Freedom Square

– Developing signage for the Philadelphia Earthship

-Engaging youth at Mill Creek Rec Center in a fabric dying workshop series

-Creating a 100 Year Anniversary commemorative wall hanging and special window treatments for New Bethlehem Baptist Church

-Creating new curtains for Community Education Center theater space

-Creating and installing colorful artistic plywood boards to replace blank boards on vacant home at 1021 Belmont Avenue

-Painting a mural on the side of LAVA Space community center

-Helping produce a student-developed film for Black History Month with 4th and 5th graders from Martha Washington Elementary

-Creating banners for Lancaster Avenue Veteran’s Memorial

-Hosting a soccer workshop for youth at Mill Creek Rec Center

-Offering a free “Photo Day” for PEC clients and their families to receive professional portraits

-Assisting a community leader with cleanup on 800 N. Palm Street

-Developing a “Sensory Room” at Martha Washington Elementary for studios with behavioral disorders

-Creating large artistic signage for a community green space at Brooklyn & Ogden

-Painting tulip stencils on the 34th Street bridge with the Mantua Civic Association’s “bulbs not bullets” initiative

-Taking photos at St. Ignatius Nursing Home for a fundraising calendar

-Creating a mural of Major Taylor, first African-American world champion cyclist, for Neighborhood Bike Works

-Fabricating an artistic aluminum fence for the 4200 block of Filbert Street

-Helping to promote and document the 50th Anniversary March of MLK’s Freedom Now speech at 40th & Lancaster

-Creating a historic map of the Lancaster Avenue corridor and Lincoln Highway

-Creating t-shirts for the Rose’s Clubhouse after-school program

-Promotion and performers for Malcom X Celebration Day with New Africa Center

-Creating ADA anniversary marketing materials

-Assisting Mill Creek Farm with the creation of informational signage

-Creating promotional fliers for three separate community events hosted by three different community groups – Mill Creek Advisory Council, We Are Mantua, and the Holly Street Garden Group’s Belmont Alliance Civic Association

– Hosting a zine workshop for youth at Martha Washington Elementary School

-Creating a banner for the Mantua Greenway Project