Schools and Youth Committee

Chair: Eleanor Ingersoll

Great schools are the centerpiece of great neighborhoods in Philadelphia. That is why the Queen Village Neighbors Schools & Youth Activities Committee launched “It Takes Queen Village,” a grassroots outreach and education campaign that seeks support for Nebinger and Meredith Elementary Schools.  With the uncertainty of school budget cuts, our children need you.

You can help by donating money, time, and your voice.  See specific ways you can give of yourself below.  The Schools & Youth Activities Committee is open to all Queen Village residents who have an interest in supporting the children living in and attending school in our neighborhood.  While the committee advocates for Nebinger and Meredith to make sure Queen Village has two first-rate neighborhood schools, it also works to ensure, more generally, that young people’s needs in this neighborhood are met.

How You Can Get Involved

DonateMake a Donation to lend Your support towards our neighborhood schools

ContactContact the Schools and Youth Committee to get information about upcoming events, meetings and programs

VolunteerContact the Schools to Volunteer Your Time – George Nebinger Elementary (215) 952-6202 and William Meredith Elementary (215) 351-7360

News and Announcements

Nebinger Elementary Schoolyard Improvements - Dear Neighbors: Six years ago a plan was presented to then principal Dr. Burnley to renovate Nebinger’s schoolyard.  We are excited to announce that the project has made it through the design phase and will be moving into construction this...
A CONVERSATION ABOUT CAPACITY WITH DR. HITE - TUESDAY APRIL 4TH 6:00-7:30pm WECCACOE PLAYGROUND COMMUNITY ROOM 4TH & CATHARINE STS.   Various Neighborhood Schools throughout Philadelphia are experiencing a renaissance, of sorts, with renewed interest in principal, teacher and program support, fundraising and schoolyard rehab projects, to name...
QVNA is Hiring for Summer at Courtyard - Queen Village Neighbors Association (QVNA) is in the planning stage for the third annual Summer at Courtyard, a summer enrichment partnership based out of Courtyard Apartments, 1021 S. 4th Street. The Program Coordinator position requires a six week commitment (June 26-August 3), Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-2:30pm to help oversee approximately 35 children ages 5-11, counselors and volunteers.
Fall Library Programs - In addition to the regular offerings, the Charles Santore Library has two new upcoming programs that may interest you. Knitting and Crochet Circle September 14, 6:00-7:45 pm This will be an informal gathering of people who want to chat while working...
After-School Program - Old Pine Community Center’s After School Program serves Kindergarten through 8th graders in surrounding public, private and charter schools. Children are provided with a daily snack and homework help as well as enrichment activities. The After School Program provides in...
Summer at Courtyard Enrichment Program - There were still science experiments and trips to the splash-ground at Shot Tower Recreational Center, but for its second season, the Summer at Courtyard expanded to four days of programming that included therapeutic art instruction and golf lessons.
Free Summer Programming for Youth in Queen Village - Beginning Monday June 27th, Queen Village Neighbors Association in partnership with Courtyard Apartments will offer free summer programming for kids 5-11 years old, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-3:00 June 27 - August 4.
One Team; One Planet: Living Diversity at Nebinger - It is hard to believe that at this time last year, we were overwhelmed with stress over choosing a school, and investigating every possible option - from private, to charter, to public - and even (momentarily) considering leaving the neighborhood and city.
Choosing Nebinger - By Ben Schindler When my wife, Becky, and I moved onto the 900 Block of South 6th Street just over eight years ago, our neighbors greeted us with open arms, warm smiles, and a more-than-sufficient helping of homemade treats. We...