John MacDonald Retires from Impact Services Corporation  

Impact Services Corporation’s John MacDonald Says Goodbye at Kensington & Allegheny Business
Association Meeting.  After 40 years as President and CEO of Impact Services, John MacDonald is retiring from the non-profit that he built into a powerhouse, as its mission says, “To empower people in need to attain the hope, motivation and skills necessary to reach their fullest potential and higher level of personal and family self sufficiency.”

MacDonald presided over his final Kensington & Allegheny Business Association meeting last Tuesday
at Impact Services, 1952 E. Allegheny Avenue. John MacDonald is pictured here at K&A with 24th
District Captain Daniel O’Connor (right) and Officer Tina Willis (left).

Casey O’Donnell, who’s served as COO for the past 2 plus years, is now the new President and CEO of Impact.

Mr. MacDonald will continue on as Executive Director of the First Tee of Philadelphia.

2015 City Wide Clean-Up Saturday April 11th

Looking for volunteers to come out and lend a helping hand.  We have the tools now we need the manpower!

We will be meeting at the Intersection of Kensington and Allegheny at 9:00am in front of Wells Fargo Bank.

Please come show PRIDE in your community.  Let’s Clean It Up People!

You know when we look good we feel good.

Let’s make this year a bigger success then years past!

Free pictures and candy with the Easter Bunny!

Come out with the kids this Saturday from 10:00am till 12:00pm on the Walgreens Corner, 1801 E Allegheny Ave.

We will be giving away candy and a free picture with the Easter Bunny!

If you can’t make it at that time, the Easter Bunny will be hopping over to McPherson Square Library from 1:00pm till 3:00pm

Join the fun and games, bring the entire family….it’s gonna be a blast!

Prevention Point Philadelphia coming soon

Currently located at 166 W Lehigh Ave, Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) is coming to 2913-15 Kensington Ave.

Though mainly known for it’s Needle Exchange Program, PPP is a non-profit agency in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia. It is a multi-service public health organization committed to protecting the health and welfare of the homeless, the uninsured, individuals suffering from substance abuse, and sex industry workers.

Founded in 1991 by a group of concerned citizens and intravenous drug users, PPP uses a harm reduction approach to public health. The University of Pennsylvania has been involved with the agency since 2008 through its Street-Side Health Project (SSHP), a program founded that year as a partnership with several area universities.

The clinic primarily serves those who are intravenous drug users or sex workers, uninsured or underinsured, and those living on the streets or in shelters. Services in the clinic range from treatment of acute complaints such as skin infections or asthma flares to vaccinations for influenza, hepatitis and tetanus. Patients with more chronic issues can receive referrals for primary care elsewhere in the city. Through these efforts, PPP and Penn hope to improve the health and well-being of these vulnerable populations.

Rocky goes from Kensington Ave to Aramingo Ave!

Exciting things are happening on the Aramingo Commercial Corridor!  Filming will soon begin at the South Entrance at Aramingo Ave and Westmoreland St for the next installment of the famed Rocky series of boxing movies.

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Mr. Sylvester Stallone has decided bring back his Iconic Philadelphia character and this time the bells will be ringing on Aramingo Ave!  Next to our staple residents Petco, 7-11, and Einstein Medical the DELPHI Boxing Academy, a fictional gym referencing Rocky’s foe turned friend Apollo Creed, is in the last stages of construction. Soon the superstar himself will be making appearances as filming gets under way.  Come down and visit the Aramingo Shopping District and you just might get a glimpse or a selfie with Rocky himself.

 

K&A Market Fest June 6, 2015

A wonderful day of  fun in the sun!  Another successful year for the Kensington and Allegheny Business Association and Impact Services Corporation. Our 15th Annual Market Fest brought out many families to enjoy all the free festivities and giveaways.

A shout out to to all our wonderful volunteers from the community and Impact Veterans Services, Thank you so much!

A special thanks to our –  Sponsors!  Without you there would be no Market Fest.

Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Financial Exchange Centers, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Health Partner Plans, Esperanza Health Centers, Hispanic Community Counseling Services, Lidisi Grocery, Quick Stop, Dean’s Early Education Academy, Amigo’s Pharmacy, Lambrou Motors, Kensington Diner, Kensington Gold and Pawn Shop, Adoniram Insurance Agency, KICA, JP Tees, and Councilpersons Maria Quinones-Sanchez and Mark Squilla.

K&A Market Fest June 7th, 2014

A wonderful day of  fun in the sun!  Another successful year for the Kensington and Allegheny Business Association and Impact Services Corporation. Our 14th Annual Market Fest brought out many families to enjoy all the free festivities and giveaways.

A shout out to to all our wonderful volunteers from the community and Impact Veterans Services, Thank you so much!

A special thanks to our –  Sponsors!  Without you there would be no Market Fest.

Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Financial Exchange Centers, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Health Partner Plans, Esperanza Health Centers, Hispanic Community Counseling Services, Lidisi Grocery, Quick Stop, Dean’s Early Education Academy, Amigo’s Pharmacy, Lambrou Motors, Kensington Diner, Kensington Gold and Pawn Shop, Adoniram Insurance Agency, KICA, JP Tees, and Councilpersons Maria Quinones-Sanchez and Mark Squilla.

 

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