What We Do

Over 550 children, youth, and adults walk through the doors each week for activities ranging from Encounter experiences to community organizing to immigration legal services to English classes. Some of these programs are weekly, repeat annually, or are standalone workshops. Valued program partners such as Catholic Social Services, Bethanna, La Puerta Abierta, Girl Scouts, the University of Pennsylvania, and Al Anon offer their specialized services at our site.

Programs and collaborative activities are thoughtfully considered before being offered. Community input, culturally competent leadership, and a social justice dimension are key factors in determining how a program intervention is designed and implemented. We seek to be mindful of how we can creatively and intentionally foster what Pope Francis calls the Culture of Encounter. Funding for our mission comes from three sources: program income, grants, and private donations.