We Have Excellent Volunteers!

CEI is fortunate to have excellent, dedicated volunteers, such as Dr. Anita Singh, who is involved with OST. She is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Biomedical Engineering program at Widener University and was recently awarded a five-year, 1.9 million grant from NIH to drive innovation and student research.
https://www.widener.edu/news/news-archive/biomedical-engineering-professor-receives-major-grant-drive-innovation-and-student-research

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Thanks to Sanctuary Yoga!

Many thanks to our friends at Sanctuary Yoga, a spiritual wellness ministry of Trinity Church – Swarthmore. Annie, Cathy, Mary and Missy hosted the retreat Grow with Gratitude, which raised more than $1,000 for the Chester Eastside – St. Paul’s Community Garden, much of which was used to fund our trip to Longwood. #yoga #spiritualwellness #retreat #chestereastside

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Camp Phoenix at Longwood Gardens

Camp Phoenix saved the best for last, ending its four weeks with a trip to Longwood Gardens. The campers saw the fountain show, visited the children’s garden and climbed a super treehouse. What an awesome day! #longwoodgardens #fountains #childrensgarden #treehouse #chestereastside

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Everybody in the Pool!

When a heat wave strikes, it’s everybody in the pool. Many thanks to Karen Hicks and the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation for donating bathing suits, towels and flip flops for our campers. #heatwave #inthepool #bathingsuits #beachtowels #flipflops #thanks #chestereastside

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Creative Gardening!

Our volunteers are so creative. Jennifer led a gardening/recycling project making mosaic planters from cinderblocks, cement, broken pottery and seashells. Watch for pics of them planted with marigolds. #gardening #recycling #cinderblocks #planters #chestereastside

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Free Produce – July 28

Stop by Ruth Bennett Community Farm 1-3 p.m., Thursday (July 28) for a free box of produce. Boxes include fruits, veggies and eggs.
Pick up at 1318 Carla’s Lane (pavilion near basketball court).
Questions? Check the flyer for details.

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A Botany Class

Our campers dig in the soil, then learn even more about the plants they grow in Botany class. #gardening #botany #plants #chestereastide

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Today is Field Trip Day!

Friday is Field Trip Day. One of excursions was a trip to meet the animals at Elmwood Park Zoo. #elmwoodparkzoo #zooanimals #giraffe #zebra #chestereastside

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