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East Falls Development Corporation is a not-for-profit entity dedicated to community-based economic development for the benefit of East Falls. In 1995, members of East Falls’ civic and business organizations established the East Falls Development Corporation (EFDC) as a not for profit 501c-3 entity dedicated to “Community based development for the benefit of East Falls”. Spurred by a $50,000 grant from our then-State Rep, Rosita Youngblood to renovate one of East Falls’ historic buildings for community use, EFDC’s vision “to revitalize the riverfront business district” emerged.
East Falls Village
A community within a community, East Falls Village was established in 2011. East Falls Village is a program of the non-profit East Falls Community Council and operates as a volunteer-driven membership organization that provides support, services, and programs enabling East Falls residents to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes. If you live in East Falls, we encourage you to join.
The HIstorical Society
The East Falls Historical Society is a 501c3 tax-exempt educational organization founded in 2004. Their mission is to preserve, protect and promote the history of the East Falls community. There, they acquire articles and objects of historic importance, which are properly archived and cataloged. The society holds walking tours and free programs of historical interest. They interview residents for oral histories, offer advocacy for preservation of historic sites, maintain a collection of historic photos, apply for grants, and answer reference questions from the public. Volunteers are welcome to assist in these endeavors.
East Falls Town Watch
As part of the community’s efforts to maintain and enhance a safe and pleasant quality of life, East Falls Town Watch serves as “Eyes and Ears” for the 39th police district through patrols, community meetings and public outreach. The EFTW promotes positive police and community relations, common-sense vigilance, and subscribe to the “broken windows” theory – that a neighborhood that looks cared for: lights on, sidewalks swept, weeds pulled, graffiti removed – deters crime.
Friends of McMichael Park
Friends of McMichael Park work together to keep this large historical area essential to all East Falls neighbors. Their focus is to make McMichael Park a more central and vibrant part of East Falls with several annual events such as Jazz in the Park, Theater in the Park, a Valentine’s Day display, and much much more.
Contact FOMP @ McMichaelPark@gmail.com
East Falls Tree Tenders
East Falls Tree Tenders is a neighborhood organization that advocates for and educates about plants, and nurtures stewardship of street trees. It is a neighborhood environmental stewardship group working under the direction of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). All of our members have been trained by PHS to plant, nurture and advocate for trees.
Friends of Mifflin School
The Friends of Mifflin (FOM) mission is to promote and celebrate the successes at Mifflin, establish a robust volunteer network to assist in student tutoring and administrative support, engage the School District of Philadelphia and other policy influencers to maintain support for public education in the Mifflin catchment area, provide resources for the school to improve educational opportunities for Mifflin’s students and neighborhood children, and to foster an engaging, safe, and plentiful learning environment for Mifflin’s students.
Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library
The Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library is a volunteer organization of community members dedicated to promoting knowledge of the needs and values of the Falls library and to raising funds and encouraging gifts for its support. Founded in 1987, the Friends group now includes more than 200 households whose members contribute their time to not only organizing and supporting its major fund-raising events, but also undertaking such tasks as garden maintenance, shelving of books, cataloging historical papers, and other duties to help the needful management of the library.