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File #: 210879    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/4/2021
Title: Recognizing and celebrating Women's Community Revitalization Project on the 35th Anniversary of the organization's incorporation.
Sponsors: Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21087900, 2. Signature21087900
Title
Recognizing and celebrating Women's Community Revitalization Project on the 35th Anniversary of the organization's incorporation.

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WHEREAS, In 1987, the Women's Community Revitalization Project ("WCRP") incorporated as Philadelphia's only community development organization that was created by and for women and their families; and

WHEREAS, In the decades since, the organization has grown to become a nationally recognized, innovative developer that to-date has supported over 2,500 individuals achieve greater economic and family well-being through tenant supportive services, engages about 75 individuals a year in leadership development activities, while offering opportunities to use those skills in helping to guide WCRP and play key roles in its advocacy campaigns, and built more than 322 units of housing and invested $115 million in some of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods; and

WHERAS, WCRP has pursued a three-fold strategy of physical, social, and political development, believing all three to be essential, equal, and complementary in revitalizing neighborhoods and in securing equity and dignity for women and their families, developed close and constructive relationships with the people it houses, supporting them as they pursue personal growth and economic well-being, developed grassroots leaders and built collective power, advocating for policies that support affordable housing and equitable development, and created an organization that is led by women and accountable to the constituencies and communities it serves; and

WHEREAS, In addition to managing its properties and providing supportive services to tenants and communities throughout Philadelphia, WCRP has established itself as a leader in advocating for equitable, healthy community development and support for local women and their families as well as community organizing campaigns aimed at shaping public policy outcomes; and

WHEREAS, The idea for forming WCRP gained significant momentum in...

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