Throughout March and April, nearly 100 neighborhood residents joined SEAMAAC, the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia, the Friends of Mifflin Square Park, the Garces Foundation, the Karen Community of Philadelphia, and many community members of the Neighborhoods Plan Steering Committee to discuss what was most important to them about the neighborhood and how we can work as a coalition of community groups to improve our neighborhood! These virtual conversations will shape the Draft Neighborhoods Plan set to be completed over the summer.
Between these meetings and the initial neighborhood survey, nearly 500 neighbors from across the community have come together to shape a vision for the neighborhood! Notes from these meetings will be shared on this website soon. Stay tuned to this website for future conversations to shape this Neighborhoods Plan!
Neighbors joined a meeting in Spanish, Khmer, English, and Nepali hosted by the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia both virtually and in person to discuss the neighborhoods plan on April 16th.
Several neighborhood groups have already hosted neighborhood conversations! Dozens of residents have joined the Karen Community of Philadelphia, the Friends of Mifflin Square Park, the Garces Foundation, and SEAMAAC in discussions. There are still two more conversations scheduled: One on April 16th hosted by the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia and one on April 20th hosted by SEAMAAC. You can sign up at the emails below and if you or your neighbors are interested in hosting an additional conversation, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-536-9846.
Learn more about how to get involved here and if you have attended a neighborhood conversation or would like to comment on what actions and advocacy issues the plan should focus on, be sure to fill out the Neighborhood Conversations Comments form!
At the end of February, initial responses to the neighborhood survey were completed. Over 360 neighbors, small business owners, and stakeholders from the neighborhood responded to this survey! This input will be analyzed in the coming weeks and will shape the initial draft plan. The Steering Committee will have more to share in the coming weeks!
On February 23rd, the Neighborhoods Plan Steering Committee met to discuss upcoming Neighborhood Conversations that will take place throughout March and April. The committee, made up of neighborhood associations, nonprofit organizations, and park friends groups, participated in a neighborhood conversation to finalize meeting design. Meetings will be hosted in the coming weeks by SEAMAAC, the Friends of Mifflin Square Park, the Karen Community of Philadelphia, and the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia. That schedule will be posted on this website soon!
On October 20th, the Mifflin Square Neighborhood Plan Steering Committee held a virtual kickoff meeting to begin the neighborhood planning process! Stakeholders from across the neighborhood joined to talk about the planning process, key issues that should be addressed in the plan, and upcoming outreach efforts to ensure that all neighborhood voices are heard. The Steering Committee will continue to guide the planning process to ensure that all voices are heard and reflected in the plan as this process moves forward.
Most importantly, the Mifflin Square Neighborhood Plan Survey was launched! Click HERE to fill this out to make sure that your voice is heard in this process, whether you are able to attend a community meeting or not.
In preparation for creating a neighborhood plan over the next year, SEAMAAC is conducting a resident survey to find out what issues are most important to address in the neighborhood. This survey is closing on February 28, 2021. Click the link below to fill out the survey!