Philly Block Project

Gateway to the Future: Hackett School Dedicates New Archway at Community Ceremony

May 23, 2016

Next-door in East Kensington, our neighbors continue fundraising for outdoor space with more grass, outdoor classrooms, and an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant playground!

EXCERPT: It was a cloudy morning in East Kensington: over a hundred elementary school students sat cross-legged on the barren expanse of blacktop outside the Horatio B. Hackett school at Tulip and York Streets. Standing in a semi-circle around the students was a crowd of parents, teachers, and community leaders. This was the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a newly constructed arch marking the entrance to the schoolyard.

The event also marked the beginning of a fund drive for a $1.4 million playground to be built over the asphalt tundra which currently surrounds the school.

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