The Community Center at Visitation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. We specialize in working together with our community in providing support and access to educational and social opportunities in addition to wellness programs and resources to promote a mentally and physically healthier population. Together, we will be able to provide the appropriate and necessary tools for our community so that we can collectively learn new skills that will improve our lives and the lives of others around us. In doing so, we believe that we will not only inspire positive change in the community, but that our collaborative efforts will bring a shared sense of respect, belonging, and love to Kensington: our home.
We believe that through community and love, we can overcome our neighborhood's most perplexing problems.
Community Center at Visitation (CCV), guided by the strength and resilience of our neighbors, provides a welcoming community space for Kensington residents to build meaningful connections and access resources to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
We do this by celebrating and growing the community through regularly scheduled events such as community dinners, holiday festivals and educational workshops. Through the input of our community, we offer quality resources such as healthy food, tutoring, professional development training and recreational activities. Lastly, we strive to collaborate with local partners to streamline access to and avoid duplication of services.
Guided by core values of hope, hospitality, community spirit, preferential option for the poor, and acknowledgement and promotion of the dignity of each person, the Community Center at Visitation responds to the needs of a diverse neighborhood in dire need of assistance.