Volunteers are needed for the Summer at Courtyard program, a learning enrichment program for kids age 5-11. This six-week program (July 9 – August 15) includes reading, art, music, structured exercise and field trips. Volunteers can choose to participate just one time, daily, or for any combination of days, times, and activities.
Adults with a Pennsylvania volunteer clearance can immediately select activity slots on the Summer at Courtyard Sign Up Genius. Adults needing a clearance can receive a background check at no charge through this program. For more information, click here.
Summer at Courtyard runs Monday through Thursday at the Courtyard Community Room, 1021 S. 4th Street. Each day at 8:15am with breakfast as part of its daily schedule.
Summer at Courtyard is a partnership between QVNA, The Courtyard Residents Council, Southwark Development Corporation, Better Tomorrows and The Michaels Organization. This is our fifth year of providing free summer enrichment programming to children from Queen Village, made possible through the generosity of our volunteers and financial sponsors and donors.
Queen Village Tree Tenders was awarded $1,500 for the removal of hazardous dead trees and old stumps from tree pits.
Friends of Moyamensing Point was awarded $900 for supplies and expenses related to park maintenance, planting materials, and use of the park area, including the Group’s annual Phestivus event.
Grant award decisions were based on the degree to which the proposed project meets a community need, the clarity of the project description budget detail that reflects well-defined needs and reasonable costs, and the capacity of the applicant organization to complete the project within one year.
QVNA’s Community Grant Program provides funding to help improve the quality of life of Queen Village residents. Grant requests are accepted for a wide range of projects and programs, such as enhancing parks, gardens, playgrounds, educational programs, neighborhood safety, clean & green projects, and historic preservation.
Please join us on May 15th from 6-9pm at O’Neals Pub for a light-hearted evening of mingling, nibbles and refreshments to celebrate neighbors who volunteer for QVNA. All Queen Village residents are invited to this kid-friendly event.
The celebration includes the 7pm announcement of QVNA’s Spring 2019 Community Grant Recipients. A total of $10,000 in grants has been approved by QVNA’s Board of Directors to provide funding to groups of neighbors who are planning a program or project to help improve the neighborhood and enhance the quality of life of Queen Village residents.