SOURCE: Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc.

August 02, 2013 14:29 ET

Former Residents to Award $1,000 in Scholarships at 23rd Annual Richard Allen Homes Reunion

Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. Continues Tradition at Fairmount Park

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - August 02, 2013) -

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On Saturday, August 3rd, Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. (ORAC), a community organization founded 23 years ago by a small group of former residents of the housing development, located in North Central Philadelphia, will host their 23rd Annual Reunion at Lemon Hill, Fairmount Park, in the Brewerytown section of the city, at 33rd and Poplar Streets.

More than 2,000 original and current residents of the Richard Allen housing development, guests, community members, and civic leaders, are expected to attend the reunion, which will offer free food, donate school supplies, and provide a host of other activities, for attendees, and their children. ORAC will also present a total of $1,000 in scholarships to two college-bound students.

This year, high school graduates Marcus Baptise, of George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science, and Eerin Young, of Imhotep Institute Charter High School, will each receive $500 in scholarship funding to be used for books, and other scholastic materials, for the upcoming school year. Both students will begin to matriculate at their universities in August, of this year. Baptise will attend Kutztown University, in Kutztown, PA, and Young will begin her studies at University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, RI.


  • Original Richard Allen Committee, Inc. members
  • More than 2,000 Richard Allen residents, guests, community members, and civic leaders
  • Marcus Baptise, graduate, George Washington Carver High School for Engineering and Science
  • Eerin Young, graduate, Imhotep Institute Charter High School

Saturday, August 3, 2013

12:00pm - 7:00pm

Scholarship Award Presentations - 4:00pm

Lemon Hill, Fairmount Park

33rd and Poplar Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Contact Information

  • Contact information
    Millennium 3 Management, Inc.
    Meaghan F. Washington
    Tel: 215-751-0140