Vanderbilt & Interfaith Philadelphia Spring Clean-up

Vanderbilt University students at MSP.

Last week, Mifflin Square welcomed two groups of student volunteers for a two-day cleanup to kick off Spring in the park! Seven students from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee visited Philadelphia for an alternative spring break trip focused on community service. The group spent two days raking leaves, sweeping walkways, and picking up trash in and around Mifflin Square Park, leaving it in tip-top shape and ready for upcoming events and activities. The group was able to stop by the South 7th Street corridor for lunch at El Sabor Catracho, a local Honduran-Mexican restaurant. Ten students from local colleges and universities involved in Interfaith’s Alternative Break program helped in the park as well as cleaning up on South 7th Street.

On Thursday, both groups convened at SEAMAAC’s Outreach offices on 8th street to enjoy food from local restaurants and have a conversation with SEAMAAC Executive Director Thoai Nguyen. After lunch they visited the nearby Growing Home Gardens before wrapping up at Mifflin Square Park (and joining in with some kids for a few games of soccer and basketball!). A huge thanks to the group leaders and all of the students for their hard work!

Monthly cleanups in Mifflin Square Park will continue every first Thursday through October – come and help keep it beautiful at the next cleanup on April 2nd!

Fun on the basketball court!

A Look Back on the Weekend

This past weekend, Jefferson University hosted a free health screening at Mifflin Square Park for the community. Access to free blood and glucose screenings are valuable and we appreciate all the volunteers who made this event possible. In addition, State Representative Fielder and State Senator Farnese enjoyed iced coffee from the SoPhiE food truck and shared with the community their ongoing support for the park, South 7th Street, and the food truck! It was a fun filled weekend at Mifflin Square Park and we are excited to keep enjoying the different summer programs!

Singing in the Rain

On Friday, June 28, Modero and SEAMAAC co-hosted Karaoke in the Park and it was a success! We heard so many great songs from all ages and even ended the night with a competition. The first place winner got a free meal from the SoPhiE food truck. Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope that the fun you had added sunshine to your day despite the rain!