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Wissinoming PAL Center

Past PALs Series: A Look Back With PAL Scholarship Recipient John Darroyo

By: John Darroyo I was very active with Wissinoming PAL since I grew up only two blocks from the center. It was my everyday spot for after school programs, competitive sports, field trips, and more. Thanks to PAL, I was able to meet great people, including Officer Chuck and the volunteers at the center. I […]

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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 Volunteer Celebration

PAL Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers during Fun Celebration More than 80 PAL volunteers, support staff members, and officers came together on June 10th for an exciting evening of food, fun, and appreciation at South Philly’s new South Bowl. Volunteers and support staff dedicate hundreds of hours each year to enhance PAL’s mission through positive youth development […]

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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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2014 Citywide Baseball Program Sponsored by Walmart

PAL Youngsters Hit it Out of the Park with Walmart Hundreds of PAL youngsters spent the summer hitting homers and running the bases through the Walmart Baseball Program. Teams from PAL centers across Philadelphia participated in two citywide leagues: 12-and-Under and 14-and-Under, and two in-house leagues at Harrowgate and Gibbons PAL centers. The leagues each […]

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Positive Images Girls Mentoring Program at Wissinoming PAL

Wissinoming PAL Girls Learn Self-Defense On March 27th, participants from Wissinoming PAL’s Positive Images Girls Mentoring Program learned new techniques that may keep them safe one day. Their PAL Center Director, P/O Mike Panerello, taught a self-defense lesson using his knowledge as a Philadelphia Police Officer. P/O Panerello reviewed safety tactics before diving into strength-enhancing […]

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