Portfolio Category: Commitees

Penn Avenue Arts Initiative

pennAve-header-images The Penn Avenue Arts Initiative (PAAI)was launched by the Friendship Development Associates in 1998 in collaboration with the Bloomfield Garfield Corporation as a way to revitalize the Penn Avenue Corridor (4800-5500 Penn Avenue) through the arts. Four hundred artists representing the diverse economic, social, and cultural fabric...
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Housing and Business Borders


The Housing and Business Borders Committee (HBBC) strives to develop a neighborhood with energy efficient, well maintained houses and apartment buildings, with no blighted properties and high quality public spaces; to promote a thriving multicultural business environment and arts community...

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Neighborhood and Environment

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  The Neighborhood and Environment Committee works to improve the neighborhood environment of Friendship by maintaining Friendship’s green spaces at the Montessori Playpark and Baum Grove; reducing litter and decreasing incidences of graffiti; and promoting neighborhood safety and public health. The Committee has recently...
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Communications and Community Building



The Communications and Community Building Committee works to strengthen the connective tissue of community in the neighborhood and to enhance the visibility of Friendship in the City at large. The Committee strives to realize this mission through organizing community events and celebrations, publishing...

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