News and Announcements

Seeking Volunteers to Deliver QVNA Magazine

Did you know that a network of neighbors help QVNA create, publish, and distribute the magazine every other month?  Without the tireless dedication of these volunteers, it would be impossible for us to bring this great publication to your doorstep.

We need your help. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to deliver the magazine to the following blocks in Queen Village:

  • 300 block of Lombard (south side only)
  • 300 block of Pemberton
  • 900 block of S. 3rd
  • 700 block of S. Randolph
  • 500 block of Catharine
  • 100 block of Catherine

Here’s how it works:

  • Every other month, we will send you an email message or call you to let you know when to expect the delivery.
  • On the designated delivery date, we will deliver a bundle of magazines to your doorstep.
  • With a few days of receiving the delivery, you will go door-to-door and deliver a copy of the magazine to each neighbor residing on your block. You can place the magazines on doorsteps or inside mail slots – whatever you prefer.

This is an easy way to get involved with your civic association and help keep your neighbors informed about what is happening in Queen Village.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via email at or call us (215) 339-0975.

Become a Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Block Captain

Become a block captain and register with the Streets Department’s Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) for seasonal cleanup resources. The PMBC Program is a partnership between the city and its residents to keep their blocks clean.  To become a block captain, you will need the support of 51 percent of the residents on your block.

Contact QVNA at to let us know if A) you are already a block captain and for what block and B) if you plan to sign up, for what block?

Here’s information on the program →

Thank You Jim’s South Street

A huge Thank You to Ken Silver and his staff at Jim’s South Street! The fundraiser he held for Friends of Nebinger on Monday, March 6 brought in $900 but Ken wouldn’t stop, he contributed another $1,100!
Another wonderful community partner supporting G.W. Nebinger Elementary has been added to the growing list. FON is truly humbled by Ken’s kindness and generosity.

Citizens Planning Institute Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is now accepting applications. CPI consists of a seven-week course that provides an introduction to city planning, zoning & the development process. It is for any Philadelphian who loves where they live! If you want to make a difference in your community, CPI is for you! The Spring 2017 classes will be Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm from April 12-May 24 in Center City.

Apply online on the CPI website. They receive over 100 applications for only 30 available spots. If you need a print applicaiton, call 215-683-4648 or email

Looking To Make A Positive Change In Society? Invest In The Children Of Your Neighborhood.

The Courtyard Afterschool Program is looking for volunteers to spend two hours one afternoon a week helping Queen Village children with homework, working on independent reading skills, and assisting with arts and crafts. The program meets Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM while school is in session (September through June). Volunteers are invited to choose the day of the week that works best for them.

The mission of the Afterschool Program is to provide a safe environment for the kids who live at The Courtyard Apartments at Riverview and surrounding community. The program currently serves 20 children in K through 4th grade.

WHERE: The Courtyard Apartments at Riverview
1021 S. 4th St.
Ground Floor Community Room
Philadelphia, PA 19147

CONTACT: Barry Perrin at

QVNA is Hiring for Summer at Courtyard


2017 Program Coordinator Position Description

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.

Essential Responsibilities

  • daily scheduling of walking trips, bus trips as well as the start and end of camp days
  • creating and managing intake forms, permission slips, volunteer forms and daily attendance sheets
  • climate management of youth counselors, junior counselors, campers & volunteers
  • Assisting in schedule planning, rainy day scenarios, managing the play yard and a system for managing Recreational Center play time.

Qualifications – Required

  • First Aid and CPR certification plus clearances
  • Enjoy working with & engaging children
  • Dynamic personality that has children follow your lead
  • Leadership confidence and ability to plan, organize, and implement program activities
  • Demonstrate ability to think on your feet
  • Follow a schedule

Physical Demands

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in events
  • Walk several miles with the children
  • Assist / physical support children when needed for safety during camp activities

The Program Coordinator stipend is $3,600.00 for the summer hours listed above. Additional funds, to be paid on an hourly basis, are available for the expected planning hours over the spring, 2017. Summer at Courtyard Program Coordinators report to the to the cooperative partnership made up of QVNA, The Courtyard Residents Council, Better Tomorrows and Interstate Realty Management Company.

Please submit your resume and references to by March 29, 2017.


Weccacoe has received a limited number of recycling bins for Queen Village residents. Please note that we are distributing one per household at this time. While Weccacoe is usually open 9 am to 5 pm, it is best to contact the QVNA office at 215-339-0975 or to confirm someone is there.

Confused about what you can stick in that single-stream recycling bin, Philly? A group made a handy guide of do’s & don’ts for you based on the Philadelphia Streets Department guidelines at

Preserving Old Swedes’ Church

Located in Queen Village, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church provides a green space for outdoor community activities, from events to dog walking. The interior spaces provide halls and room for cultural performances, exercise programs that serve the community at low cost, and fundraising events for a variety of organizations. Gloria Dei Church provides an important service to the community to gather and forge relationships that sustain and enhance the neighborhood. While there are other gathering spaces in Queen Village, Gloria Dei Church is unique in its offerings by virtue of being incorporated into a National Park. The overall space is approximately 5.5 acres. No other space in the community has this acreage available for community use and enjoyment.  Gloria Dei Church receives no funding from the National Park Service.
The Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Preservation Corporation (HGDPC) was established to fund, support, and supervise the restorationrenovation, and ongoing maintenance of the Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church buildingsgrounds, and graveyard so that future generations may share in this historic and architectural treasure.
To learn more about ongoing preservation efforts, fundraising programs, and social and educational events that will help fund repairs and upgrades to this historic neighborhood treasure, sign up for our email list: