Newbold Neighbors Association News

Citizen's Planning Institute Applications Due Friday

The Citizens Planning Institute’s mission is to empower citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia, through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects. Find out more at


South Philly H.O.M.E.S. Inc. March Zoning Meeting

This month there will be two Zoning Community Meetings for the Point Breeze Community Development Coalition/South Philly H.O.M.E.S. on Monday, March 16, 2015 (1440 South 19th Street & 1820-1829 South 20th Street) and on Monday, March 23, 2015 (2010 Wharton Street). Please see the flyer for more information: /media/11715/sphinc_march_zoning_meeting_flyer.pdf


The 8th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup

Believe it or not, Spring will be here soon enough--and that means it’s time to start planning for Philly’s Annual Spring Clean Up!

This year’s clean up will be held on: Saturday April 11th from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. The City will provide supplies (trash bags, rakes, shovels, etc.) to all projects registered by Friday March 27th.

It only takes a few minutes to register a project online at you would like more information about the Spring Clean Up, or assistance registering your project, please email


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!


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


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.