The Community Center at Visitation is a central gathering point for neighborhood activities. It also serves as a home for other organizations and agencies that provide meaningful services to the community. Reaching out to connect residents with these resources is a critical part of the Center’s role in Kensington.
From September through July each year, the Center hosts a community dinner on the last Friday of the month at 6pm. All are welcome to attend, all are invited to serve. In order to cover the cost of the food a donation is requested from guests who can offer their support.
The Community Center at Visitation offers hospitable space for its neighbors and local organizations to meet and address particular issues and concerns often related to the needs of the neighborhood and mission commitment of the CCV.
CCV is proud to host regular meetings with partners and collaborators who share our mission and commitment. We welcome thousands to the Center, every week hosting at least nine local groups that utilize our facilities on a weekly basis, fostering discussion and offering programs on education, the arts, and wellness.
The Center works in partnership with a number of local organizations to engage in larger community projects. Recently we joined The Philadelphia Resilience Project, serving as a platform for other organizations and city officials to increase treatment access, organize neighborhood cleanups, clear encampments, add housing services and expand the police presence.