Through a review of our curated press coverage each year, you will find the common thread of our social impact work; this press content is a peek into how we do, what we do, and why. 

Grid Magazine

An indigenous father reflects on raising a daughter in the outdoor and indoor “classrooms” that the city offers


Book club brings fascinating clarity to time-old mysteries Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

whyy | plan philly

What Germantown can learn from Lauryn Hill: On November 1, 2016, I moved into the historic Germantown section of the city with a set of well-defined goals.

Germantown Voices: The Podcast

The Germantown Voices Podcast is a collection of various stories from Germantown neighbors in Philadelphia, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Inquirer

Germantown Farmers Market returns, with goal of increasing sustainable agriculture in people of color communities

Philly Voice

Farmers market open on Saturdays in Germantown's Market Square .A new and expanded farmers market is returning to Germantown.

Germantown Info Hub

Independent Germantown farmers market on its way. The Food Trust have handed the opportunity to Germantown residents to organize the weekly event. Philly

How I Got Here: Nashirah Riggs is designing and DJing her way to a better post-pandemic Philly

The GRid

BIPOC-run urban design firm develops community centers that serve modern life and historic preservation


Power to the (First) People: Indigenous urban design for respectful, sustainable development

Chestnut Hill local

Germantown residents soon will have the option to buy fresh, organic, locally grown produce throughout the summer.

nw local paper

These were talents at the top of their game, playing off each other and uplifting classic songs with modern energy.

The Inquirer

Philly pays tribute to Nina Simone, whose life was forever changed by rejection from one of the city’s great institutions

Broad street review 

Singing Nina: A cultural festival and conference for a legend

Philly Mag

A new Germantown festival celebrates the iconic singer, whose career might have turned out a bit differently had it not been for a pivotal moment here.

the not so hidden agenda

David talks about the festival and why Nina Simone is important to Germantown. He also tells listeners about his work as the Principal Curator at Sally Blagg

Philadelphia jazz project

Singing Nina - Festival & Conference Honoring Nina Simone

Broad street review 

A group of high school students combined business and real-world experience at the William Penn Charter School Microfinance Inaugural Conference


Germantown businesses revolt against taxing district that didn’t deliver on clean streets promise


Could a plant-based, zero-waste grocery store work in Germantown? David Rose and his consulting firm Sally Blagg are planning just that.


In liu of Starbucks: Business improvement districts, have an organizational structure that is uniquely positioned to organize efforts around the creation of safe spaces for all.

curbed philadelphia

The secret lives of caretakers in Philly’s historic houses 2 Current and former caretakers reveal what it’s like to live in history

The philadelphia tribune

The Germantown Special Services District joined with student leaders from Mastery Charter School-Pickett Campus on a student-led interactive cleaning and greening forum

dna info 

Students Cultivate Local Ecosystem With Myrtle Avenue Plantings: Eleven high school students planted seedlings at more than 40 tree beds

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