Newbold Neighbors Association (NNA) is a non-profit civic organization established in 2007 serving residents, owners, and businesses in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia west of Broad St. to 18th St. and south of Washington Ave. to Passyunk Ave.

NNA strives to engage residents, support sustainable development, promote local businesses, and strengthen our community through clean streets, greening efforts, public safety, planning, zoning, and outreach.

We welcome all residents, property owners, and business owners to attend our general meetings, get involved with our committees, or help out at our community events.


Latest News & Updates

NNA Microgrant Brainstorming Session

We kicked off our Microgrant Program last week and now we'd like to invite everyone to a brainstorming session to chat about ideas for the program, or more generally what NNA can do to improve our neighborhood. We will be hosting an informal meeting at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed) at 10am this Saturday, March 7th. There will be coffee, donuts, and some enthusiastic neighborhood volunteers who want to share ideas about potential proposals for the microgrant program. Not sure what to propose, how to implement your project, or how much volunteer support you could get? Well this will be a chance to find out and meet some friendly neighbors at the same time. Hope to see you there!

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Newbold Neighbors Association Microgrant Program Announced

Do you have a BIG idea for the neighborhood but don't have the money to make it a reality?

NNA is excited to announce the Newbold Neighbors Association Microgrant Program. You can apply for funding to complete a project that impacts the community as long as you have a smart plan to implement it. You could propose a community garden, public mural, or anything else that makes our neighborhood a better place! The only limit is your own creativity.

To download the full project guidelines, grading rubric, and application visit /media/11645/micrograntguidelines.pdf or fill out our online application at

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2015 Newbold Neighbors Association Elections

Our annual election meeting is Tuesday, February 24th!

6:30pm Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments - 1401 S. 16th Street

Open positions include: Vice-President, Secretary, Beatification Co-Chairs, Technology Co-Chairs, Education Co-Chair, Outreach Co-Chairs, Public Safety Co-Chair, and Zoning Co-Chair.

There are three positions in particular we currently do not have any volunteers for. Their descriptions are below. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions or have any questions, please email

Typical time commitment for all of these positions is 5-10 hours per month.

Executive Board Positions

The Secretary: Shall serve as Secretary of the meetings of the Association membership and of the meetings of the Governing Board, and shall keep a record of those meetings, including a record of all meeting attendees and outcomes of all votes in the journals maintained for such purposes.

Shall keep a long-term record of officers and their terms; shall track membership status and maintain contact information for all members; shall maintain NNA’s by-laws, rules of order, and standing rules, including the amendments made to each; shall send out proper notification of all meetings; shall create and monitor social media presences as needed; shall act as co-signatory on all official documents when a co-signatory is required.

Committee Positions

Education Committee - The Education Committee works closely with the parent groups of the schools within the Newbold catchmentto ensure they have the greater community support when needed.

Technology Committee - The Technology Committee is charged with assisting with and managing all technology requirements of the organization. Specifically, they should generate and maintain the Association’s website as needed, ensure proper operation of website hardware and software, develop additional website features as needed, monitor and report on website analytics, and create and manage social media presences as needed.

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Beautification February Meeting Minutes

Even though its cold and snowy out, there's plenty of Spring planning going on!

We heard back from PHS, who declined our grant proposal for Dickinson Grove. They couldn't cite specific reasons, but one of the general reasons they gave for approving grants was that the land was owned or permission had been granted by the property owner...obviously neither of which we have since the owner is dead!
This doesn't mean we'll stop beautifying the space, but we'll do some smaller projects.

City wide clean up: 4/11 @9am - more info to come

Spring street tree planting - 4/25
Fall street tree apps due - 5/3

Idea Retreat - We're hoping to gather your ideas to better the neighborhood and implement as many as possible! We're hoping to gather ideas from the public starting in March and will keep you updated as logistics fall into place.

Christmas tree recycling: We donated a couple hours one cold January day along with four other partner RCO's and earned us $347.60!! This was SUPER easy, I'm excited to join the group again on 1/9/16!

Yard Trees? The same group of civics (Columbus Park, LoMo, EPX and PSCA) invited us to be involved with a yard tree give away, we voted that yes, we will volunteer at and promote the event. This is typically the 2nd weekend in April...the same weekend as the clean up for those of you still we're hopeful that they'll change the date...but regardless, if we get 3 volunteers, it'll be one hour out of your clean up time. NBD.

This meeting marks my last meeting as co-chair for this committee and I couldn't have asked for better friends to work beside this past year. THANK YOU!

See you at the election meeting on Tuesday 2/24 at 630pm at Reed St. Presby!

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NNA Co-hosting Mayoral Candidates Forum

Philadelphia mayoral candidates will take the stage at G.W. Childs School to share their stances on THE issue for this election: Education! 

This event is hosted by NICE, Newbold Neighbors, and Friends of Jackson, with support from the South Philly Schools Coalition (East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, Friends of Jackson, Friends of Kirkbride, 
Friends of Stephen Girard, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association,Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary, Newbold Neighbors Association, Passyunk Square Civic Association, Stanton Community Partners

RSVP here:

Mayoral Candidates Forum Flyer

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Beautification Meeting Minutes

Lots of plans are in the works and we're looking forward to a busy Spring and Summer!

Thank you to Bennett Compost for joining us at our January meeting! We learned so much about composting! Did you know we live in the densest of composting areas in Philly?! SO COOL! 

Tim was also kind enough to follow up one of the questions with an email and a link to information about a mayoral debate focusing on green issues:

PHS needs volunteers for the Flower Show! This is an awesome experience and a great way to gain FREE access to the show! Email: Mindy Maslin at for more info. The flower show runs Saturday, February 28th  to Sunday, March 8th

Fall 2014 Yard tree applications are due 2/4. If you are interested in a tree for your yard, fill out the application!

Learn the proper way to care for our neighborhood trees!

Brainstorming 'retreat': We would like to get together to brainstorm ideas to help move the neighborhood forward in 2015.
We have a few ideas already
Working with SPR to get distribution boxes
Working with Donnely Distribution to prevent advertisements being left at uninhabited homes, etc.
Town hall poster boards where community members can write what they want to see happen in the neighborhood.
Would you like to be a part of this? Have ideas for where/when this should happen? Email us at

PHS Grant: We have submitted a proposal to PHS for electricity and benches at Dickinson Grove. Fingers crossed! We should find out in a couple months if we were awarded this grant!

Mapping grant: What types of maps would be useful to you? Lets us know at

General Meetings and VOTING! January general meeting 1/27; February general meeting & elections 2/24
Abby and Jackie are excited to lead us next year, but they can't do that without your VOTE!
Come vote for Abby and Jackie at our general meeting on Feb 24th at 6:30pmin the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments at 16th and Reed.

Join us for our next Beautification meeting on Wednesday, February 11th at 6:30pm email for the location.
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