Join us Wednesday, January 15th for 5th Square's first monthly meet-up of the year, at Dock Street Brewery South from 6-8 pm.
Our monthly meet-ups are a great way to get to know 5th Square members and volunteers, hear from guest speakers on urbanist topics, and start to get involved in transportation and planning politics with us and in your neighborhood.
This month we'll be hosting discussions about two big topics in 2020: the status of the forthcoming transit coalition that 5th Square has been working on, and the upcoming Washington Avenue repaving and, hopefully, full redesign.
We're excited to give our members and volunteers a chance to learn more about upcoming transit campaigns, how you can get involved, and everyone's hopes and dreams for transit organizing in Philadelphia over the next few years.
Additionally at this meeting, we will be discussing the formation of a local advocacy campaign for Washington Avenue with street safety advocates and neighborhood activists.
The Lindy Institute of Drexel University has a survey out to inform the Vision for the Lower Schuylkill and the PES site. Share your responses today!
Sign the Bicycle Coalition's petition asking State Senator Kim Ward, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, to put HB792 up for a vote in January.
This bill would make it possible for PennDOT to approve or install parking-protected bike lane projects, and for cities and towns to make their roads safer during the 2020 paving season.
Monday, January 13th, 7 PM
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Zoning Meeting
There will be a presentation to provide an overall update on the Bok building and to discuss future projects, including: Auditorium Renovation, Events Space, Cafeteria 6th Floor, Girls Gym, and 6/7 Floors.
Wednesday, January 15th, 6 - 8 PM
*** 5th Square's January Monthly Meet-up ***
Join us for 5th Square's monthly meet-up at Dock Street Brewery South (22nd and Washington Ave) where we'll be talking upcoming transit advocacy work and a Washington Ave campaign timed to the upcoming repaving.
Thursday, January 16th, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
Resource Fair for the Broad, Germantown & Erie Community
To continue the dialogue about what is happening at Broad, Germantown, and Erie, the City and community representatives will hold a Resource Fair at Zion Baptist Church (3600 N. Broad Street). Residents are invited to attend to get information and participate in discussions around community services, housing, transportation, crime and safety, and public space.
Thursday, January 16th, 6 - 9 PM
Urban Geek Drinks - January Convening
UGD is Philadelphia's longest-running urbanist happy hour meet-up, meeting on the third Thursday of every month.
Saturday, January 18th, 12:00 - 1:30 PM
*** 11th Street Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Walk ***
Join Feet First Philly & 5th Square organizer James Gitto for a walk on South 11th Street to explore the added pedestrian and bicycle safety infrastructure installed in 2019. We will spend time talking about the project, its intentions, its successes, and where there's room for improvement.
West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood Community Funding Opportunity
The West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood (WPPN) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will provide a Community Funding Opportunity for projects that support children living or attending school in the neighborhoods of Belmont, Mantua, Mill Creek, Powelton Village, West Powelton, Saunders Park and East Parkside.
DVRPC is accepting applications for the TCDI grant program through February 21, 2020. The program is available to all municipal and county governments, as well as transit agencies within the Greater Philadelphia region. Up to $1,800,000 may be available for TCDI grants: $1,200,000 in Pennsylvania and $600,000 in New Jersey. Visit www.dvrpc.org/tcdi to read the program guidelines and application schedule.
TransitCenter:-- Applications are now open for the 2020 program!
United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey is seeking a
American Rivers is seeking an Urban Stormwater Associate Director
The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is seeking a Director of Institutional Giving
South Philly Food Co-op is hiring managers, clerks and cashiers. Hiring deadline extended!
Capital Access Project and Grants Management Services (CAPGMS) seeks to engage a programmer on a contract basis to help establish as many automated functions as possible within the Office 365 platform of programs and applications to make the user-experience as secure and efficient as possible for CAPGMS Clients and CAPGMS staff.
The Office of Budget and Program Evaluation is seeking an Assistant Budget Director for Analysis & Communications in its Budget Office.
P'unk Avenue is seeking an Engineering Director
Philly Startup Leaders (PSL) is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator
CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia seeks a full-time Finance Coordinator to join the Finance & Operations team.
The Office of Mayor William Peduto is undertaking a nationwide search to hire a City Planning Director for the City of Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is hiring the following positions: Associate Director, Trees; Associate Director of Volunteers and Competitive Classes; Program Manager, Gardener Engagement; Field Coordinator; Horticulture Intern; Human Resources Intern
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is seeking a Software Engineer
The Lenfest Local Lab is looking for a community-focused email newsletter editor to oversee a series of exciting neighborhood newsletter pilot projects in collaboration with The Philadelphia Inquirer in 2020.
Neighborhood Bike Works is seeking a Youth Program Director and Mechanic/Sales Manager.
Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) seeks a creative, reliable and well-organized Office Administrator
The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia is seeking an entrepreneurial, team-oriented professional with program management experience to direct the Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity (PAGE) program.
Delaware River Port Authority is seeking a
LISC Philadelphia seeks a self-motivated individual to fill a Program Assistant position.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is seeking to hire a Capital Grants Specialist
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is hiring a Transportation Modeler / Analyst
NACTO is hiring 1) Director of Engagement, 2) Program Manager, Design Education, 3) Sr. Communications Associate, GDCI
ApostropheCMS is seeking a Marketing Manager
Montgomery County, PA is seeking a Planner and a Section Chief of Trails
City Councilmember-elect Kendra Brooks is seeking staff.
BridgePoint Associates, a housing development nonprofit, is seeking a Chief Executive Officer
The University of Pennsylvania is hiring a Senior Writer, Special Projects, reporting directly to the Executive Director for Strategy, Engagement and Campaign.
Friends of the Rail Park is seeking an Executive Director
The Economy League is seeking a Director, Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange
The City of Philadelphia's Commerce Dept is seeking a Program Manager, CDC Programs. The Program Manager is an integral part of the Commerce Department’s Office of Neighborhood Economic Development (ONED).
The Kensington Corridor Trust seeks an Executive Director
Benefits Data Trust (BDT) seeks a Chief of Staff.
The School District of Philadelphia's Office of Capital Programs (OCP) is seeking a Construction Coordinator
Tiny WPA is growing and is hiring for three positions: Lead Fabricator, Building Hero Project Manager, Part-Time Fabricator
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