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City Team

Kwinn Tucker, Executive Director, and Nancy Craskey, Director of Development, discussed CityTeam and its work with the families of Chester County and neighboring communities in Delaware and Southern New Jersey.  CityTeam works with families for lasting solutions, addressing systemic issues of intergenerational poverty, food insecurity and addiction.  They are a faith based organization that works…
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Rebuilding Together Philadelphia

Stefanie Seldin, CEO/President, and Brandon Alcorn, Director of Operations of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia discussed the independent, local affiliate of this national organization, working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods through volunteer resources.  We discussed Philadelphia’s aging and poor population and its aging housing, 90% built before 1980.  They described how, through Block Builds every…
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Gregory Seitter, Marketing Director, Megan Smith, Patient Access Manager, and Alyssa Brookstein, Campaign Specialist, discussed the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a volunteer driven organization focused on patient quality of life, advocacy and finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.   We discussed the incidence of blood cancer and what defines it, we discussed the…
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American Cancer Society

Shawn Gines, Senior Manager, and Sean Kelly, Community Development Manager, at the American Cancer Society, discussed their community based mission to eliminate cancer through research, education and advocacy.  Shawn spoke on the organization's services, available to anyone who has heard the words, 'You have cancer.'   In Delaware there will be about 5,870 new cases this…
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