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Who is NKCDC?
New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) is a different kind of nonprofit. We are community-driven, trauma-informed, and equity-focused.
We provide a wide range of services—real estate development, housing counseling, small business assistance, corridor cleaning, workforce development, nutrition education, community health resources—to residents and businesses across the Kensington, Port Richmond, and Fishtown neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
We offer housing services city-wide.
NKCDC advances social equity & economic empowerment by nurturing and creating opportunities for residents to live in, and actively shape, their neighborhoods of choice.
Our Intersecting Values
NKCDC believes community development can and should benefit all residents. We draw our inspiration and goals—and our staff and board—from the communities we serve.
The stress of poverty, violence, racism, disinvestment, and the opioid epidemic traumatizes individuals and neighborhoods. NKCDC calls on community strengths to face our shared problems. We build networks to bring healing to clients, community members, and staff.
At NKCDC, racial equity is not a fashion statement—it is a deeply held value and a tool to create lasting change. Equity means we focus on the areas of greatest need and opportunity. Equity means the people impacted by our work lead it.
Your opinion needed on community green space…
As a next step in planning for 2200‐08 Frankford, at the corner of Frankford and Susquehanna, NKCDC is seeking additional feedback. What does community green space mean to you, and how care for that space can be sustainable?
May 20 record-clearing clinic to fight poverty, grow workforce
NKCDC will host a criminal record clearing and sealing clinic on Saturday, May 20, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Kensington Empowerment Hub at 2771 Ruth St, Philadelphia. The event is supported by The Promise, a public-private partnership aimed at reducing poverty in Philadelphia.
Jun 3, 2023 – 11am
Former Greensgrow site planning meeting
Jun 7, 2023 – 10am
Free Legal Help
Jun 27, 2023 – 11am
Cooking Demos and Nutrition Lessons!
Jun 29, 2023 – 9am
More Cooking Demos and Nutrition Lessons!
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I want to express my greatest gratitude for all the help and support NKCDC provided me during my difficult time. Without their help I would not be able to save my house. They’re very professional and caring, and I really appreciate all they did for me.
Make a tax-deductible gift to help NKCDC promote economic development, bring new life to vacant property, create homeownership opportunities for working families, and provide housing counseling and energy assistance to area residents.
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