ARTICLE: House of Umoja celebrates its 54th anniversary with Collard Green Cultural Festival
On Saturday, September 3rd, the House of Umoja celebrated its 54th anniversary by hosting its Collard Green Cultural Festival. The event was sponsored by Moravia Health, Star Fusion Express, and Elzina’s Lounge...
by Rosamelia SanchezSince 1969, the House of Umoja has been working to protect at-risk youth in West Philadelphia and other areas. After learning that her son was part of a gang, Queen Mother Falakah Fattah and her husband David Fattah took the responsibility of housing young gang members in their homes. Eventually, the House of Umoja became a sanctuary for gang members, and their housing program began.
“Between 1969 and 2010, over 3,000 boys lived on this block..."
The organization decided to celebrate its 54th anniversary on the 1400 block of N. Frazier St, the same block where they have always been located. “We decided we wanted to celebrate with the community where we have been doing the work for 54 years,” said Queen Mother... READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE http://bit.ly/3Dpd0Jg.
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