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The Common Place

The Common Place


The Common Place, located at 58th and Chester Avenue in SW Philadelphia, offers a wide variety of programs to support the children and families in SW Philadelphia.  Some of the programs are:

  • a quality after school program
  • a Saturday Enrichment Program
  • Youth Orchestra
  • A  Summer Arts and Technology camp
  • A food Pantry
  • A produce garden that provides fresh vegetables to local residents.
  • A venue for community gatherings and meetings

The Common Place is currently developing a preschool program, a Produce Market to sell locally grown vegetables, and a Youth and Family Counseling Service.

Salt and Light Church, with a congregation of approximately 45- people, worships at The Common place and works in conjunction with it to serve the spiritual needs of the community. 

Wayne Presbyterian Liaison:  Buzz Mossholder

The Common Place Contact:  Sharell Shippen (267) 275-8238