Mercy Neighborhood Ministries

The Mercy Family Center of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries of Philadelphia, Inc. provides a comprehensive range of services to the Tioga-Nicetown community. Community members ages 2-105 are served by the Mercy Family Center. Among the vast array of services is a vibrant OST Program for elementary and middle school age children and youth. Mercy Family Center has been providing OST programming …

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia

United Communities Southeast Philadelphia (UCSEP) is a provider of afterschool programming to children and youth in Southeast Philadelphia, as well as a truly comprehensive support provider to the Southeast Philadelphia community as a whole. The many services that UCSEP provides to families in the community, including ESL classes, GED classes, Benefits Access Center, Family Empowerment Services, housing support, and assistance …

Parks & Recreation – Bridesburg

At Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s Bridesburg Recreation Center, students start off their afternoon playing in the gym or outside for fun exercise. Following this recess time, the students receive lunches and get right into homework time. Both the younger (grade K – 2) and older (grade 3 – 5) students work on their homework and receive help from student volunteers and staff …

ASAP’s Debate

Created in 2002, After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) provides after school enrichment programs for elementary, middle, and high school students across the city of Philadelphia. Programs including chess, debate, drama, and scrabble aim to “increase academic achievement and help young people grow intellectually and socially.” Through ASAP Debate, more than 350 Philadelphia students in 45 middle and high school clubs …

Cecil B. Moore and Whitman Library Branches – LEAP

Located in all of the 54 Free Library neighborhood libraries, the Free Library of Philadelphia Literacy Enrichment After-school Program (LEAP) provides homework assistance, computer literacy, and library skills to students K – 12. Under the supervision of the librarians and library staff, Afterschool Leaders (ASLs) lead the program and receive support from Teen Leadership Assistants (TLAs) and college students (Associate …

CORA Services

CORA (Counseling or Referral Assistance) Services is a social services organization that has served the Philadelphia community since its inception in 1971. CORA Services lives by the mantra: “Children are the Heart of the Matter,” and their OST offerings are a notable way that CORA is able to have a positive impact on the Philadelphia community, in particular the younger generation. Currently, CORA …