2013
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2011

February 16, 2011

OARC Unveils Results of Neighborhood Sustainability Survey

at Conference

Report reveals sustainable practices could save Northwest Philadelphia residents $116 million
OARC's Sustainability Conference - Press Release  

May 2, 2011

OARC Breaks Ground on $2.4 million Gateway Office Complex

Former bar and check cashing store part of “Gateway to the Northwest” redevelopment project
Gateway Ground Breaking - Press Release


May 9, 2011
OARC Announces Internatinoally Acclaimed Musical Artists
for 8th Annaul West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts festival

Click to Download WOL Jazz Festival - Press Release

February 7, 2011
West Oak Lane Charter School Breaks Ground on
$16 Million Expansion Project
Click to Download Charter School Ground Breaking - Press Release

Click to Download Charter School Expansion - Press Release


January 5, 2010
OARC hosts empowerment Series for enterprises in Northwest
Click to Download OARC Empowerment Series - Press Release


 2010

November 9, 2010

District Attorney goes to West Oak Lane to boost accessibility

Announcing the opening of 2nd Community Action Center to enlist help of citizens in fighting crime
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December 13, 2010

West Oak Lane Charter School Announces Expansion

Construction project expected to create more than 200 temporary and permanent jobs combined.
Click to Download Charter School Expansion - Press Release 



March 23, 2010

OARC hosts auditions for 2010 West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival Parade

Click to Download WOL Parade Auditions - Press Release

January 29, 2010

What will you do when the lights go out?

OARC launches contest asking neighbors to fill out “What Now? Survey” on energy conservation


Click to Download What Now Survey - Press Release

December 4, 2009

OARC honored as 2009 Community Leader by Urban League

West Oak Lane-based CDC recognized for revitalization efforts in city’s Northwest



Click to Download Urban League Award - Press Release

May 11, 2010

OARC promotes energy conversation by retrofitting homes

Hosts initiative on Clearview Street in city’s Northwest to promote sustainable urban communities



Click to Download Urban Conservation Initiative PRESS - Press Release


December 3, 2010

Auditions Begin This Week for Rising Star Talent Search

Relish restaurant will host try-outs for 3rd annual arts and culture initiative


 

September 28, 2010

OARC Receives Prestigious Horticultural Award

Agency recognized for beautification of Ogontz Triangle in West Oak Lane


Click to Download PHS Award - Press Release


October 22, 2010

Empowerment Series lecture draws record crowd

Quarterly business forum focused on connected employers, job seekers


Click to Download ARC Empowerment Series - Press Release


October 12, 2010

Empowerment Series to connect employers, job seekers

Quarterly business forum will feature Germantown Earn Center, focus on unemployment


Click to Download OARC Empowerment Series - Press Release


October 5, 2010

Empowerment Series to connect employers, job seekers

Quarterly business forum will feature Germantown Earn Center, focus on unemployment



Click to Download OARC Empowerment Series - Press Release


November 01, 2010

REVISED  Major phase of $20 million NW Gateway project gets under way

ShopRite to break ground for superstore expansion; redevelopment of nuisance property to start

Click to Download NW Gateway Groundbreaking - Press Release


April 7, 2010

$20 million Gateway project planned for NW Philadelphia

City, township, SEPTA partnership will redevelop streetscape, transit station and mall



Click to Download Northwest Gateway - Press Release


May 27, 2010

Seniors “Keep It Movin’” in West Oak Lane

More than 150 older adults mark Older Americans’ Month with lectures, dance, Tai Chi


Click to Download NORC - Press Release


October 12, 2010

2 West Oak Lane eateries join Philly Neighborhood Food Week

Soul food and modern Southern cuisine on prix fixe menus at Relish, Victoria’s Kitchen


Click to Download Neighborhood Food Week - Press Release


January 12, 2010

OARC to help lead community projects for MLK Day of Service

CPR training, meal preparation, playground clean-up are among activities


Click to Download MLK Day Events - Press Release


September 20, 2010

Little Caesars opens in Ogontz Avenue shopping plaza

West Oak Lane business district sees surge in new commercial enterprises



Click to Download Little caesars opening - Press Release


September 27, 2010

NW Philadelphia block embraces energy conservation

Lena Street residents learn on to “go green” from OARC, community partners


Click to Download Lena Street Energy Conservation - Press Release  


December 3, 2010

Container Gardening Workshop Held at West Oak Lane Senior Center

Sustainable education program part of OARC’s “How Green is Your Garden?” workshop series



Click to Download How Green is Your Garden_release - Press Release


April 09, 2010

Historic Germantown hosts 2nd Annual “Great Day on the Great Road” Festival

Historic and cultural landmarks celebration history and heritage of city’s Northwest


Click to Download Historic Germantown Festival - Press Release


September 23, 2010

“Revolutionary times” return to Historic Germantown

Re-enactments of memorable colonial battle, day-long celebration of colonial life in store


Click to Download Historic Germantown Fest - Press Release


October 1, 2010

“Revolutionary times” return to Historic Germantown

Hundreds of costumed re-enactors to fight “Battle of Germantown” in day-long colonial festival


Click to Download Historic Germantown Fest MEDIA - Press Release


December 13, 2010
3rd element Salon and Spa Moves to Ogontz Avenue Plaza
New Salon and health spa is the latest addition to burgeoning district


Click to Download Hair Salon Opening - Press Release


Click to Download Cleaning & Greening Project - Press Release

November 19, 2010

Partners seek to grow community gardens in West Oak Lane

OARC joins with social service agency to clean, prep and plant vacant lots



Click to Download Green Initiative Program - Press Release

November 9, 2010
City to dispense free flu shots at Weaver's Way Ogontz
OARC, grocer partner with Health Department to help keep residents healthy for the holidays

Click to Download Free Flu Shots Weaver's Way Ogontz - Press Release



November 9, 2010

District Attorney goes to West Oak Lane to boost accessibility

Will announce opening of 2nd Community Action Center to enlist help of citizens in fighting crime



Click to Download DA Action Center Announcement - Press Release


May 07, 2010

OARC takes Urban Energy Conservation to Clearview Street

Hosts educational “block party” as part of environmental initiative to promote sustainable communities


Click to Download Block Party - Press Release


Battle of the Canvas 2010! to premiere in Philadelphia

Arts advocacy organization brings together artists seeking social change


Click to Download Battle of the Canvas - Press Release


September 28, 2010

“Back to School” has new meaning for seniors this fall

OARC offers free computer class and chance to take home personal computer


Click to Download Adult Technology - Press Release


May 19, 2010

2010 West Oak Lane Jazz Festival Goes Green with RecycleBank

Will partner with city to launch Philadelphia Recycling Rewards in Northwest Philadelphia



Click to Download 2010 WOL Jazz Festival - Press Release

June 17, 2010



Street Closures for West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival



Click to Download 2010 WOL Jazz Fest Street Closures - Press Release


June 17, 2010

West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival Kicks Off with Mardi Gras parade

Mayor Nutter, wife to serve as King and Queen, receive key to neighborhood


Click to Download 2010 WOL Jazz Fest Nutters Lead Parade - Press Release


June 15, 2010
Muralist Michelle Ortiz creates commeorative image for Jazz festival
Click to Download 2010 WOL Jazz Fest_ Michelle Ortiz - Press Release


May 25, 2010
Esperanza Spalding to perform at West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival


Click to Download 2010 WOL Jazz Fest Esperanza Spalding - Press Release


June 18, 2010

West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival Kicks Off Tribute to New Orleans

Mayor Nutter, wife to lead Mardi Gras parade; recycling and anti-litter campaigns on board

Click to Download 2010 WOL Jazz Fest Kicks Off - Press Release

December 13, 2011

3rd Element Salon and Spa Moves to Ogontz Avenue Plaza

New salon and health spa is the latest addition to burgeoning business district



Click to Download 3rd Element Salon Opening - Press Release