This year, we focused on building our FoCA community by creating new and unique social experiences for Arthur families and community members.
Arthur Back to School Block Party
In September 2017, FoCA partnered with the Chester Arthur HSA to host Arthur’s first annual Back to School Block Party. The event took place on the Arthur Schoolyard and over the course of the afternoon nearly 300 Arthur family and community members stopped by to say hello and enjoy good eats, cool treats, music and activities by Playworks. We even had a basketball tournament! All in all, it was a wonderful day of connection and community for Arthur families that helped to kick off the new school year!
Arthur Schoolyard Cleanup & Planting Days
Now that Arthur’s new Schoolyard is complete, FoCA has been working diligently to maintain the space, including its plantings. To that end, we hosted a Spring Cleanup & Planting Day, as well as a Fall Cleanup Day, in May and then September of 2017. We had more than 40 volunteers join us for each event to pick up trash, weed, plant new plants and generally spruce up the space! The Schoolyard is a wonderful space to be enjoyed by Arthur students, families and the larger community and we look forward to keeping it clean and green with the help of the Arthur Village for years to come!
FoCA Baby Wordplay Event
There are many families with young children living in our neighborhood so FoCA partnered with local business Baby Wordplay to host an event geared towards our younger friends! Dozens of children and their families joined us in the Grays Ferry Triangle for an afternoon of books, music and learning made fun by the one and only Miss Pam! Because if you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet…STOMP STOMP!