Belmont Alliance Civic Association Serving the Belmont Community
 Belmont Alliance Civic Association Serving the Belmont Community

News On the Vine

The Urban Thinkscape Project Is Near Completion...

The Urban Thinkscape Project is set to launch on Saturday, September 23, 2017 within the "Belmont" Community in West Philadelphia.


A collaboration between Belmont Alliance Civic Association-CDC, Temple University's Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and B. Hassinger-Das, Public Workshop, Bible Deliverance Church and People's Emergency Center and the City of Philadelphia all are embracing along with the community a "Playful Learning" pop-up site. The project will be set-up to enhance guided and discovery play and tweeking a child's learning ability.


The project was designed by Itai Palti of London, Greater London, United Kingdom - Architect and Researcher.  Mr. Palti is Director of Architecture and Design at the Centric Lab, Founder of Conscious Cities - Conscious Cities and the concept of Playful Learning.


Stay tuned for further highlights on this project that's the first of it's kind in the United States of America.

The West Philadelphia Promise Zone Research Connection Committee (2017)



Our Mission - is to ensure accountability, community involvement, and data sharing for all research conducted in the Promise Zone to expedite the mobilization of resources for the benefit of the community, as determined by it's residents.

"Ed Bradley's" mural will be place in the Belmont Community...

                                  Highly-esteemed journalist Ed Bradley, most notable for his 26 years as a correspondent on CBS News’ 60 Minutes, was a Philadelphia native raised in the West Philadelphia neighborhood that will be the site of a new mural honoring his legacy. Bradley, who passed away in 2006, was the first black television correspondent to cover the White House and the recipient of dozens of prestigious journalism awards, including Emmys, Duponts, Peabodys, and both the George Polk and Paul White awards. He was injured in Cambodia as a war correspondent, and anchored his own broadcast, CBS Sunday Night News with Ed Bradley.

Bradley launched into journalism at Philadelphia’s WDAS radio station, after starting out as a Philadelphia public school teacher and administrator following his graduation from local HBCU Cheyney University.

His journalism career took him all over the world, but he remained a proud son of the City of Brotherly Love. The mural at 949 Belmont Avenue will be painted by artist Ernel Martinez, in collaboration with students at St. Ignatius School and Senior Center, Blankenburg School, and the Mastery Mann School, where Bradley’s career began. Partners on the paint days will include the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and the Fine Arts Department of Cheyney University, Belmont Alliance Civic Association and Aminata S. Calhoun.  In early June, students from these schools will have the opportunity to travel to New York to visit the CBS New York studios and learn more about broadcasting and Bradley’s legacy—a legacy that will live on through ancillary educational programs for students interested in a journalism career, which are currently in development.

Charitable    Deeds...

                                        Belmont Alliance Civic Association Distributed Thanksgiving Baskets throughout the Belmont Community on          November 21, 2017...


Assistance was provided to fifteen families as well as the Sarah Allen Seniors with their 2nd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner!


City of Philadelphia is Offering Free  PRE-K for  2,000 Children 

Today's Choice and Tommorrow's Graduate!

Find pre-K and quality child care programs for your kids age birth to five 


Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Planning Together, Growing Together Celebration!

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Wednesday, January 13,  2016 - from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) Philadelphia PA

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