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Cozen PAL Center

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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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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Cozen PAL Prom Boutique Makes for an Unforgettable Evening

Last Thursday, hundreds of young ladies from PAL centers around the City were treated to a memorable shopping experience; as the Cozen PAL Prom Boutique was “open for business” for the eighth straight year.  The Cozen PAL Center in Francisville was transformed into a full-service boutique.  Nearly 1,000 dresses lined the gym, shoes and accessories […]

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PAL Positive Images and The Black Doll Affair Collaborate for Self-Esteem Event

By: Nadirah D. McCauley On Thursday, December 3rd, 181 young ladies from PAL’s Positive Images Girls Mentoring program convened at Cozen PAL for the first ever Positive Images & The Black Doll Affair empowerment night. The Black Doll Affair is a philanthropic organization aimed at changing the way girls of color are perceived and, more […]

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2015 PAL Summer Camps

Summer Ends with Fun PAL Camps Summer came to a close with fun camps and trips for more than 200 PAL members across Philadelphia. During the week of August 17th, more than 60 young ladies participated in PAL’s annual Girls Basketball Camp and 65 kids in the Northeast attended the Tacony PAL Camp. Girls Basketball […]

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PAL Night at the 76ers a Memorable One for Kids, Sponsors

The Philadelphia 76ers took on the league-leading Golden State Warriors on February 9, and PAL was on hand and well represented for what turned out to be a thrilling PAL Night at the 76ers.  Nearly 150 sponsors, supporters, Commissioner’s Club Members and friends of PAL, along with 250 PAL kids, enjoyed the game and participated […]

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