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Fishtown Action - FACT is a non profit community organization serving the Fishtown area. FACT began in January of 2007 when residents felt it was important to have a strong voice in decisions being made that directly impacted our community. 

FACT has taken an active lead in job development for the community during the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Over a 14 month period FACT negotiated and signed a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with Sugar House Casino, the first casino in the City of Philadelphia and the  largest  business in the Fishtown Community. 

Some of the highlights of the  CBA include the formation of the Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD), a yearly monetary contribution to the community, job creation, an internship program for residents of the PTSSD, and the use of local vendors.

In addition FACT takes an active role in community issues and sponsors community events. 

Ready to take action? For more up-to-date information about up coming events, visit us on Facebook.

Anual Events
Fishtown Action hosts a number of anual events. Be sure to friend us on Facebook to get up-to-date notices and reminders.

Spring Concert - Each spring FACT in partnership with Sugar House Casino presents an outdoor concert for the community! Refreshments are served as residents enjoy an evening of great music.

Christmas Party - FACT and Sugar House host an annual community party to help you get that Holiday Spirit. The event includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, and a fabulous buffet.

Party with the Easter Bunny - Our party is tops! Boys and girls make their own ice cream sundaes with a huge assortment of yummy toppings then enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny!


FACT also participates in two programs for elementary school students - the Great Fishtown Spelling Bee in October and March Academic Madness.

 

General Membership Meetings for 2011
Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7PM at Holy Name Church Hall, Gaul & Berks

January: 3
February: 7
March: 7
April: 4
May: 2
June: 6
July: No Meeting
August: No Meeting
September: 5
October: 3
November: 7
December: 5

Officers
President - Maggie O'Brien
Vice President - Kathy Rhoads
Secretary - Mary Ann Warrington
Treasurer - Donna Tomlinson
Sergeant at Arms - Moon Mullen
FACT Board Members:
Angel Mendez
Charlie Young

Resourses:
Penn Treaty Special Services District
City of Philadelphia
Congressman Bob Brady
State Rep. John Taylor
State Rep. Mike O’Brien
Councilman Frank DiCicco
New Kensington CDC
The East Kensington Neighbors Associtaion
Olde Richmond Civic Association
Plan Philly
Crime Statistics
Spirit Newspaper
Philly Car Share
Philly Tree People
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