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Get To Know Officer Jackie Little!

Officer Jackie Little is a center director at the Wynnefield PAL Center. Officer Little began her career with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1989. She was assigned to the PAL Police Unit in 2004. The mother of four has a large family, consisting of eight grandchildren and two great-grand children. In her spare time, she […]

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Get to know Officer Glenn Haskins

Police Officer Glenn Haskins is the North Penn PAL center director. Officer Haskins began his career as a Philadelphia Police Officer in 1999, and was assigned to the 17th District. He is a married father of two, who lives in the Oxford Circle community. In his spare time, he enjoys so many hobbies that he […]

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Get to Know Officer Frank Rivera!

Police Officer Frank Rivera is one of Harrowgate PAL’s Center Directors. He was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department on November 20, 1989, and was assigned to the PAL Unit in 1994. In his free time, the father of four enjoys playing basketball and refereeing basketball games. How did you first learn about PAL? I […]

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Get to know PAL Supporters Linda and Bill Madway!

Linda and Bill Madway generously support the PAL Scholarship Foundation each year, and have been actively involved in supporting PAL center programming for a number of years.  Linda has been a PAL Board member for more than four years.  She is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel at ShopCore Properties, which also supports PAL.  […]

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September, October, and November Donors Over $100

Thanks to all of our generous donors! Allied Universal Security Services Almond Street Garage American Picture Framing, Inc. Aon Foundation William and Sharon Avery Avery Foundation Mr. Michael F. Beckett Mr. Daniel J. Begley Ms. Eileen Behr Gino and Theresa Benedetti Beneficial Bank Dennis P. Bianchi John K. Binswanger Blacktree Health Care LLC Blank Rome, […]

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Get To Know Officer Marcus Allen

Officer Marcus Allen is our Fairhill PAL Center Director. He became a part of the Philadelphia Police Department in 1997, and was assigned to the PAL unit in 2005. Marcus is married with three children. He is a die-hard fan of the New York Giants, and he loves spending his spare time with his family. […]

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PAL Commissioner’s Club Visits Airport

Last month, members of PAL’s Commissioner’s Club were treated to a firsthand look at two of the most critically important units of Philadelphia International Airport: the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Airport Fire House, and the Philadelphia Police Department’s Aviation Unit.   Attendees learned about the integral work the Fire Department does at the airport each day, toured […]

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Get To Know Officer Phyllis Young

Officer Phyllis Young is one of our Cozen PAL Center Directors. Phyllis was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1990. She transferred to the PAL Police unit in 1999. Officer Young has a son who was a PAL kid, an All-American in college, and a pro basketball player in Germany. Phyllis has a wide […]

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PAL Kids Experience Local College Campuses During Chess and Flag Football Programs

In November, PAL MVPs from across the City of Philadelphia were able to spend time on local college campuses.  The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety hosted PAL’s Citywide Flag Football Championships at Penn’s historic Franklin Field. Later in the month, Temple University’s School of Media and Communication hosted PAL’s Citywide Chess Finals in Annenberg […]

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Get To Know Officer Kareem Johnson

Police Officer Kareem Johnson is one of the PAL Center Directors at the Cozen PAL Center. Officer Johnson was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 2003, and was assigned to the Police Athletic League in 2010. In his spare time, Kareem enjoys basketball and traveling. How did you first learn about PAL? I attended […]

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