This edition: Season 2/Episode 13: Norris Square Neighborhood Project; Wally Amaro; ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania
First aired: April 10, 2018.
Norris Square Neighborhood Project: the bilingual community center focuses on project-based learning, which includes teaching local youth-mostly Latino-how to garden, how to protect the environment, as well as Puerto Rico and other cultures.
Wally Amaro founded the Pennsylvania Handball Association. The organization works to maintain and refurbish existing courts, in addition to hosting tournaments and summer camps. Through his work, Wally is able to promote unity and respect among local youth, offering them the same experience that inspired his love of the sport and the positive effect it has had on his life.
ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania is one of the earliest organizations to confront the neglect of the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia. Founded in 1961 by Antonia Pantoja, today they continue that work, with a special priority for young students in the area.