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The We Love Philly Podcast
31 minutes | 2 years ago
#15- National Bar League CEO Evan Harden and his Mission to Make Fitness Accessible to Everyone
On this episode of the podcast we sit down with CEO of the National Bar League Evan Harden. Evan is a Philadelphia native who has overcome many hardships in order to develop a community in Philadelphia that makes fitness accessible to all. We will be volunteering for Evan's donation based fitness festival on June 1st 2019 from 10AM-3PM at Smith Playground located at 2100 S 24th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145. We hope to see everyone there ! If you would like to donate to the festival visit the Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/phillyfitfest If you would like to learn more about Evan visit his Instagram @og_fitness or @nationalbarleague If you would like to see what we are doing visit WE Love Philly on Instagram @welovephilly or on Facebook @welove.philadelphia If you would like for us to volunteer for your organization or if you want to leave us some much appreciated feedback,email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment and rate us on iTunes to help the show grow!
37 minutes | 2 years ago
#14- Austin Haines and his Mission to Help People, Get Free, Stay Present, and Move Forward
On This episode of the podcast we are joined by Philadelphia native Austin Haines. Austin has lived a life in the sales industry where he has had massive success. Through his journey of life Austin Realized that money did not equal fulfillment. After facing his own trial and tribulations he has left his job and now helps Philadelphian's on their own journey of self discovery. My students and I got to volunteer with Austin and participate in one of his events that changed a couple of my student's lives. We hope you enjoy this episode. If you want to learn more about Austin visit https://www.austinhaines.com/ If you want to follow what we are doing on instagram check us out @welovephilly and on facebook @welove.philadelphia If you would like us to volunteer for your organization email us at email@example.com Please rate us and leave a comment in order for the show to grow
28 minutes | 2 years ago
#13- Chief Ron Green and Malcolm X Day 2019
Chief Ron Green is a Community Organizer, CEO of the Worldwide Tribe Apparel Company, and Board member of CMXD Philly. CMXD's goal is to claim Malcolm X Day and bring the community together for a day of activism, inspiration, and family fun. The energy between my students and Ron is evident throughout the podcast and we appreciate him for coming to our school to speak with so many young people. Make sure you come out for Malcolm X Day on May 19th 2019 from 12PM-8PM at Malcolm X Park on 52nd and Pine Street. Learn more about Ron by visiting his website www.tribestyles.com Check out CMXD on instagram @cmxdphilly Check out what we are up to at Welovephilly or leave feedback by visiting us on instagram @welovephilly and on Facebook @welove.philadelphia If you would like for us to volunteer for your organization or if you have feedback please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please rate our Podcast and leave a comment to help the program grow! We hope we inspired you to go out and be of service to your community!
37 minutes | 2 years ago
#12- Get Out and Vote With Philadelphia School Teacher Luigi Borda
Today's episode of the podcast I am joined by 30 year school teacher and City Commissioner hopeful Luigi Borda. Luigi has made it his personal mission to help solve the voting crisis in Philadelphia. In the last Primary election in May of 2018 "Just 17 percent of registered voters bothered to show up for Tuesday's primary — the 825,000 other voters didn't bother"(https://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/what-we-can-learn-from-low-pa-primary-election-turnout-and-why-it-matters-that-just-1-in-6-philly-voters-showed-up-20180521.html) The job of City Commissioner is to get more people involved in the voting process in Philadelphia and my students and I use this interview to get to the heart of the issue of why people in Philadelphia do not vote. We hope you enjoy !If you're interested in learning more about Luigi's campaign visit https://voteborda.com/. To stay up to date with the different volunteer my students and I are doing visit @welovephilly on Instagram and @welove.philadelphia on Facebook If you would like us to volunteer for your organizatio email us at Welovelpacademy@gmail.com
52 minutes | 2 years ago
#11- When the Student Becomes the Teacher WIth We Love Philly Creator Carlos Aponte
Kassim Karamoko and Sean Tate Webb are students from One Bright Ray Community High School and have been preparing for this interview for the last couple weeks. They approached me a couple weeks ago asking if they could share my story to Philadelphia. This is their first time doing a professional interview and I can not be more proud of them. In this interview they stepped out of their comfort zone and asked me questions that really made me reflect and inspired me to continue to strive to make this production the best it can be! That can not be possible without your feedback so let us know how we are doing by visiting @welovephilly on Instagram @welove.philadelphia on Facebook If you're interested in having us volunteer for your organization email us at email@example.com
33 minutes | 2 years ago
#10-Everyday is Earth Day With Bartram Gardens Horticulturalists Mandy Katz and Marissa Mcdonald
We are excited to bring this episode to you because we have some first time students who have joined the episode. Since the creation of this project more teenagers from the school have taken an interest and have become involved. We have you all to thank for that! On this episode we have Bartram's Garden horticulturalist Mandy Katz and Gardener Marissa McDonald. The intention of this episode is to help all of our listener tune into the four seasons of life and to get involved in making Philadelphia a more beautiful place! If you're interested in seeing what's new at Bartram's Garden visit www.bartramsgarden.org You can also stay up to date with them on Instagram and Facebook @bartramsgarden. If you would like to see live content from our experience with them follow us on social media @welovephilly on Instagram and @welove.philadelphia on Facebook.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
#9-Look Up and Challenge Poverty With Episcopal Community Services Chief of Programs Arley Styer MSS MSLP
According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trust Organization "Poverty is one of Philadelphia’s most enduring problems. At 25.7 percent, the poverty rate is the highest among the nation’s 10 largest cities. About 400,000 residents—including roughly 37 percent of the city’s children under the age of 18—live below the federal poverty line, which is $19,337 in annual income for an adult living with two children. And nearly half of all poor residents are in deep poverty, defined as 50 percent below the federal poverty line."(https://www.pewtrusts.org/-/media/assets/2017/11/pri_philadelphias_poor.pdf) Episcopal Community Services has made it their mission to try to solve this problem. On this episode of the Podcast we speak to Arley Styer MSS MSLP, Chief of Programs, at Episcopal Community Services. She outlines how we, as a city, can change the culture of poverty in Philadelphia
28 minutes | 2 years ago
#8-Turning Your Pain Into Your Purpsoe with CEO of HandNHearts Trisha Baum
Trisha Baum, Founder of HandnHearts, has made it her personal mission to provide peace, love, and positivity to people affected by Homelessness in Philadelphia. This Kensington native fought falling into the trap of having a victim mentality and created an organization to solve the problems that have impacted her life. If you are interested in volunteering or donating to handnhearts visit https://www.handnhearts.org/ We would love to hear your feedback on Instagram @welovephilly and facebook @welove.philadelphia
41 minutes | 2 years ago
#7-Courage, Effort, Respect With Executive Director Andy Kucer and Program Manager Iesha Nelson of Students Run Philly Style
On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Andy Kucer and Ieshia Nelson of the amazing non profit mentoring organization Students Run Philly Style. Students Run Philly Style embodies the heart and spirit of Philadelphia and has been servicing the community for almost 20 years. On the surface it seems Students Run services Philadelphia youth, but once you dig deeper you realize it is the volunteers to the organization who transform along with the youth. This is a special podcast because the students associated with We Love Philly are gaining confidence and are starting to be more of a vocal asset to the podcast. We couldn't be more proud of them for their display of courage. If you are interested in volunteering for Students Run Philly Style visit https://www.studentsrunphilly.org/ We would appreciate if you left an honest rating and feedback so we can continue to better the podcast for the people we serve !
25 minutes | 2 years ago
#6-Look Good, Feel Good with Our Closet Program Manager Shauna Ekezie
On this episode of the Podcast we sit down with Shauna Ekezie. Shauna is the Program Manager over at Our Closet. Our Closet services those in need of clothing all around the city of Philadelphia. My students and I had a wonderful time volunteering with them and got to witness first hand what happens when individuals have the opportunity to look good, they begin to feel good as well! On this podcast we touch on topics related to self confidence, the impact volunteering has on community building, and the value of donors to non-profits! If you're interested in volunteering with our closet go to https://www.ourclosetpa.org
32 minutes | 2 years ago
#5-Non-Profit In Action With Batala Philadelphia
This episode of the podcast features Batala Philadelphia and two of my students who joined in for the interview ! Batalá Philadelphia is a non-profit Samba Reggae percussion band founded in 2017. Their mission is to enrich and inspire our communities by providing an Afro-Brazillian musical and cultural experience through arts education and live performances. Their distinct form of musical expression and cultural heritage from Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, is open to all individuals regardless of race, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or background. We cover topics ranging from the hardships of starting a non-profit and being welcomed with open arms by the city of Philadelphia! If you want to volunteer with Batala Philadelphia visit http://www.batalaphiladelphia.com/ Please rate and leave a comment! We would love your feedback, as we are always looking to improve for the people we are serving.
27 minutes | 2 years ago
#4 Time, Treasure, and Talent ith Mitzvah Food Program Associate Phillip Holtje
In this episode,we sit down with Mitzavh Food Program Associate, Phillip Holtje. Their food pantries serve over 8,000 people in the Philadelphia area and they are growing. We explore topics ranging from poverty to immigration within the city of Philadelphia. Tune in to hear our perspective on the 3 T's to giving back and ways to implement them in your everyday life. If you want to volunteer visit https://jewishphilly.org/get-involved/volunteer/ This is one of our favorite episodes to date! Let us know what you think in the comment section!
33 minutes | 2 years ago
#3-Elmwood Park Zoo With Volunteer Manager Sara Harrington
This week's episode features Volunteer Manager Sara Harrington of the Elmwood Park Zoo. Home to the Philadelphia eagle and the Temple University Owl, the Elmwood Park Zoo epitomizes how zoo's can get the community involved and be a place where volunteerism is fun for everyone . We discuss uncomfortable questions like, are zoo's good for the animals, and how to keep volunteer's safe when interacting with animals. If you're interested in volunteering visit https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/volunteer/ We would love your feedback and we hope you enjoy!
21 minutes | 2 years ago
#2-Giving Back Through Art With Art Sphere Inc. Executive Director Kristin Groenveld
Philadelphia is a world hub for art. We are home to the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Magic Gardens, and lesser known places like Graffiti Pier. Philadelphia is an art enthusiasts dream. For our first interview of the podcast we sat down with Kristin Groenveld, Executive Director of the non-profit organization Art Sphere Inc. My students and I volunteered for Kristin to help her decorate and set up for their 20th anniversary event. During our interview we touched on several issues including, the impact art has on Philadelphia, the direction we see Philadelphia moving culturally, and advice for our teenage selves. If you would like to volunteer visit https://artsphere.org/get-involved/sign-up-to-volunteer/ Hope you enjoy this episode. If you have time please leave a comment/feedback so we can learn how to serve you better
13 minutes | 2 years ago
#1-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Being of Service
The We Love Philly Podcast explores Volunteerism that is happening all over the city of Philadelphia. A long with my high school students, we volunteer with different organizations to highlight all of the brotherly love and sisterly affection that is keeping William Penn's dream alive. In honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, this student co-created episode dives deep into what it means to be of service and how the message of Dr. King continues to impact us today. This episodes also gives an outline of what to look forward to on future episodes and how to stay up to date with how we are serving the city of Philadelphia. Check us out on Instagram @welovephilly and on facebook @welove.philadelphia
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