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Southwest Community Development Corporation (Southwest CDC) is a private non-profit organization, which was incorporated in 1987 to combat the home energy and housing problems that face low-income residents in the neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia. Southwest CDC is located in the heart of Southwest, serving a community of over 70,000 residents in approximately 24,000 households. Since its incorporation, Southwest CDC has expanded its role in the community to provide many additional services, including the following:

  • utility assistance
  • housing counseling 
  • community outreach and organizing
  • after school program and summer
  • camp
  • economic development planning and implementation
  • publish the Southwest Globe Times community newspaper

Board of Directors

Paul Moore, Chair
Sheila Johnson, Vice Chair
Jackie Cormican, Treasurer
Phill Hughes, Secretary
Greg Benjamin
Lew Friedrich
Vincent Jackson
Rev. John Jallah
Cleo Jones
Allavertta Kirkland
Samuel Kolleh
Greg McKinley
Malina Williams

Neighborhood Advisory Committee (2015-2017)

Phill Hughes, Chair

Paulette Blackson Royster

Maurice Campbell

Rita Carr

Marcus Clark

Rev. Karen Hill

Kia Hinton

Rev. John Jallah

Allavertta Kirkland

Craig Meladosian

Maryam Muhammad

Edie Owens

John Phillips, Jr.

Darryl Taylor

Louis R. Wilson

Roxanne Wilson

Jazzo Williams

Malina Williams

Terry Williams



Partnerships Building Neighborhood Pride
Southwest Community Development Corporation
6328 Paschall Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19142
Phone: 215-729-0800   Fax: 215-726-5719

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