Summer at Courtyard

Kids Summer Program Needs Volunteers

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.

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QVNA Announces Five Spring Grant Recipients

Five 2019 Community Grant Award recipients were announced by QVNA President Eleanor Ingersoll at the May 15th Volunteer Celebration. A total of $10,000 was awarded.

Horace F. Furness High School, Queen Village’s public high school, was awarded $3,500 to help develop a multimedia center for students and a Parent/Community Resource Center.

Horace Furness High School Principal Dan Peou accepts the grant which will be used for the school’s new multi-media center and Parent/Community Resource Center.

Philly PACK was awarded $2,100 to provide three tuitions to its two-week Summer Theatre Production Intensive for Nebinger Elementary students.

Philly PACK theatre & dance company’s Director Jessica Noel accepted the grant which will be used to provide three student tuitions to its two-week Summer Theatre Intensive Program.

Shot Tower Advisory Council was awarded $2,000 to provide two eight-week summer camp tuitions and to defray camp expenses.

Shot Tower Advisory Council Treasurer Liz Mester accepts a community grant to provide two tutions to its eight-week summer camp and to help defray camp expenses.

Queen Village Tree Tenders was awarded $1,500 for the removal of hazardous dead trees and old stumps from tree pits.

Queen Village Tree Tenders Chair Dan Gibbons accepts a $1,500 grant to remove dead trees and tree stumps from curbside tree pits prior to the planting of new flowering trees.

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.

Friends of Moyamensing Park’s Pat Bigley, John and Maureen Weir, John Koger, and Tim Graham accept a $900 grant to provide planting materials and to pay for supplies expenses to maintain and improve the park at 2nd & Moyamensing Avenue.
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.


QVNA’s volunteers to be celebrated May 15

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.