Community Impact

Community Impact

The Northeast is a rapidly growing international community, home to one of the highest percentages of residents born outside the U.S., with more than 60 countries represented and over 50 languages spoken at Northeast High School. PATH@1919 brings a full complement of services to address the social determinants of health right to the individuals who live here.

Participating PATH@1919 Community Hub partners all aim to address the social determinants of health that help individuals achieve independence and lead more fulfilling lives. The Community Hub provides an opportunity to introduce PATH’s service recipients to complementary services, and welcomes people in the broader community, including recent immigrants, seniors, and youth, to become aware of PATH’s services as well.

Connections to Needed Services

Northeast Philadelphia has undergone profound demographic changes over the past several decades, and it is now an area of significant unmet community need, exacerbated by its relative geographic isolation from Center City where most services are concentrated.

PATH@1919 addresses these barriers by bringing a full complement of services right to the neighborhood. Located at the corner of Cottman and Castor Avenues, the crossroads of two major bus routes, it is blocks away from the City health center, the public library, Northeast High School, and Wilson Middle School.

Anchor to Community Revitalization

PATH@1919 is located on a highly-visible corner at the heart of Northeast Philadelphia’s commercial area, which will anchor major revitalization planning efforts to spur economic development including new business attraction and pedestrian-friendly enhancements such as improved street lighting, enhanced security, and greening of open space.

In addition to transforming a historically-significant, vacant building into an attractive, well-used community hub, PATH’s 600+ employees and 3,700+ participants and their families have access to a vibrant neighborhood including amenities such as local restaurants and retail stores.

Taken together, these efforts will spur job development as PATH grows and other businesses seeking to expand will have greater confidence in the area, and be more likely to invest in the Northeast.