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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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Penn Community: Support PAL through Penn’s Way Campaign

The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia has been given the opportunity to participate in the Penn’s Way Campaign in 2017.  The Penn’s Way Campaign is an annual campaign supported by the Penn community to respond to the needs of the less fortunate. PAL will be participating in the campaign as one of the funds and […]

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Get To Know Officer Ernie Rehr!

Police Officer Ernie Rehr is the Center Director at the Rizzo PAL Center. Officer Rehr was appointed to the Philadelphia Police Department in 1985 and was assigned to the PAL Police Unit on July 2, 1991. Rehr has been married 38 years to his wife, Robin, with whom he has two children and five grandchildren. […]

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PAL Kid Spotlight: Michael from Rizzo PAL

Michael is a 16-year-old Rizzo PAL kid who has been participating in activities at his local PAL center, in Port Richmond, for 10 years. He is currently a junior in high school, and attends Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter School.  Many of his family members attended Rizzo PAL, and that is why he started attending. Throughout your 10 […]

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PAL Day at City Hall

Philadelphia City Representative and PAL Board Member Sheila Hess hosted the 47th Annual PAL Day at City Hall on Monday, February 6, 2017.  The event was proudly sponsored by Tri-State Toyota Dealers.   Thirty-six high school students from PAL Centers across Philadelphia shadowed senior-level City officials for the day.  During a brief ceremony which kicked […]

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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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