Wednesday, September 5, 2018

SOSNA Newsletter

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30p
E.M. Stanton Elementary (1700 Christian)

Come out and meet your neighbors at our next neighborhood community meeting!

At this meeting, we'll be providing an informational update on our Safety Committee's Walkability Plan and accepting in-person* nominations for SOSNA's Board of Directors. It's a great opportunity to meet other SOSNA volunteers and learn about our organization if you're new to the neighborhood and looking to get involved!

Food will be provided.


 The SOSNA Safety Committee's Walkability Plan goal is:

To foster a safer and more pleasant pedestrian environment, to educate citizens about healthy streetscape design, and to create city-wide awareness of innovative traffic calming that includes pedestrian and bicycle safety measures.

To identify ways to improve conditions for neighbors, pedestrians, and bikers that bring vitality to the South of South neighborhood.

To create safe pathways to the schools through a combination of education and roadway design.

With this first phase of the project, the SOSNA’s Safety Committee aims to create safer routes to school through traffic calming measures at the intersections of 21st & Catharine Street and 17th & Montrose Street. Traffic calming measures have been found to slow traffic through various solutions, such as using street design changes to make conditions safer for all road users. For instance, improving the visibility of and for pedestrians at crosswalks, improving neighborhood appearance with landscaping, and  enhancing the park gateways through placemaking.

Read more about the whole Walkability Plan here:
Interested in running for a Board of Directors seat for SOSNA?
SOSNA Board of Director nominations are in full swing.
Nominate a community leader (or yourself) in the neighborhood today!

Candidate nomination forms are due via this Google Form by Sunday, September 9.
Nominations are also accepted in-person at our SOSNA General Meeting on September 12.

The SOSNA Board of Directors is a working volunteer Board that establishes the policies and helps implement the programs and activities of the organization.

We continue to be committed to creating a diverse board that represents our neighborhood in terms of race/ethnic groups, profession, education, age, and gender. All applications are very welcome.

Read more about our Board of Directors here.
Nomination Form

Join a SOSNA Committee. SOSNA has six active committees that hold open public meetings every month. These committees develop and implement initiatives on an ongoing basis. 
Check the SOSNA Events Calendar for meeting dates and times.

Support SOSNA's programming and projects throughout the neighborhood. Between our rich, diverse history and bright, promising future, there’s a lot to celebrate in the South of South neighborhood. SOSNA is committed to strengthening our community, through a variety of initiatives and projects.

Learn more about SOSNA's projects and donate today
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1901 Christian St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

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