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Meet PAL Mayor Jordan Newsome-Little

The 48th annual PAL Day at City Hall Presented by Toyota will take place on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. During this special event, 38 high school juniors and seniors who are recognized as PAL MVPs (youth with high levels of participation) in their respective PAL centers, have been nominated by their PAL Police officers and […]

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Get To Know Officer Brad Deeley!

Police Officer Brad Deeley was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 2006 and assigned to the PAL Police Unit in 2017. Deeley is a lifelong resident of Fishtown and the 26th Police District, where he looks forward to working with PAL kids and teens in his home district, alongside Police Officer Francine Whitfield. He […]

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2018 PAL Night at the Sixers a Slam Dunk

The 32nd annual PAL Night at the Sixers took place on February 6, 2018 during the Washington Wizards vs. Sixers game at The Center. PAL and the 76ers have maintained a close relationship for more than 30 years, most recently supported by a record-setting $3.5-million development grant made by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Co-Founder […]

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PAL Youth Spotlight: Jalen from Wynnefield PAL

Photo and article by: Daniel Yadgaroff Jalen is 17 years old and lives in Overbrook. He is in 12th grade. This year, Jalen is taking classes at the Community College of Philadelphia to get twenty four college credits. Jalen found out about PAL through friends and has been attending for six years. Jalen comes twice […]

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PAL Youth Spotlight: Meet Kailyn and Alexandra from Wynnefield PAL

By: Daniel Yadgaroff Kailyn and Alexandra are 12 year old twins. They attend a cyber charter school. Their favorite subjects in school are writing and social studies. In their free time they like to read and dance. Kailyn and Alexandra have been coming to PAL for two years. Their mother was the one who recommended […]

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Get To Know Officer Darryl Johnson!

Philadelphia Police Officer Darryl Johnson is the center director at the Cobbs Creek PAL Center in West Philadelphia. He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1997 and has been with PAL since 2002. He and his family live in Philadelphia, and in his spare time he enjoys sports and coaching youth. How did […]

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Get To Know Officer Cassandra Parks-Devaughn!

University of Pennsylvania Police Officer Cassandra Parks-Devaughn is one of the Center Directors at the Tucker PAL Center located within the University of Pennsylvania Community. She was appointed to the Penn Police Department in 1997 and has been with PAL for more than 10 years. Officer Parks-Devaughn lives in West Philadelphia, and is married with […]

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Get To Know Officer Donyell Thomas!

Police Officer Donyell Thomas is one of the Center Directors at the 25th District PAL Center. He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 2006 and was assigned to PAL in 2017. Officer Thomas lives in the Mount Airy Community with his wife and two daughters, and, in his spare time, he enjoys basketball, […]

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Get To Know Officer Jessica Mendez!

Police Officer Jessica Mendez is one of the Center Directors at the 25th District PAL Center. She was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in April 2003 and was assigned to PAL in 2016. Officer Mendez is a mother of two girls, and, in her spare time, she enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, biking, and event planning. […]

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Get To Know PAL Officer Ernie Pollard!

Police Officer Ernie Pollard is the Center Director at the Paley PAL Center.  Officer Pollard was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1996 and was assigned to the PAL Police Unit on May 14, 2000.  Pollard lives in Philadelphia’s Mount Airy neighborhood and has two children.  In his spare time, he likes to watch […]

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