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Southwest Community Development Corporation (Southwest CDC) is a private non-profit organization, which was incorporated in 1986 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 and rental assistance
  • housing counseling
  • community outreach and organizing
  • employment counseling
  • after school program and summer
  • camp for children
  • economic development planning

Board of Directors

Paul Moore, Chair
Sheila Johnson, Vice Chair
Jackie Cormican, Secretary
Greg Benjamin
Lew Friedrich
Vincent Jackson
Rev. John Jallah
Greg McKinley

Neighborhood Advisory Committee (elected April 2013)

Kathleen Brown
Rasheen Crews
Phill Hughes
Denise   Jenkins
Wesley Johnson
Veronica Kale
Craig Melidosian
Paulette Blackson-Royster
Nora Solo
Gloria Turner
Marsha Wall
Malina   Williams
Louis Wilson




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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