We are committed to providing a safe place for community outreach, continuous education, and recreation among the diverse cultural communities of Kensington and its surrounding neighborhoods. Serving as a “Beacon of Hope,” the Center embraces and celebrates this community with particular regard for nurturing the potential of its youth, senior, and immigrant populations
Preferential Option for the Poor
Acknowledgment and Promotion of the Dignity of Each Person
WHAT WE DO
We provide the community with opportunities to learn, grow and develop into citizens who are ultimately responsible for changing their environment. Our goal is to introduce new programs and concepts that will be embraced by all the local residents and then shared among their families and friends. CCV is a “safe place” for children and youth to grow into outstanding adults.
The Kensington District in Philadelphia is the poorest District in all of Pennsylvania and it is one of the 10 poorest Districts in all of America. Likewise, Kensington is the 2nd hungriest District in the USA and 70% of the children are obese which leads to development and social problems among the youth.
Crime in Kensington is triple the national average and it is considered the “Heroin Capital” of America. The neighborhood is riddled with crime, drugs and prostitution.