Philadelphia Program Residents Give Back to the Community
Residents of Kintock’s Philadelphia programs have participated in numerous community service projects that benefitted the local area. In April, Kintock reentrants assisted with a cleanup that was coordinated through Councilwoman Maria Sanchez's Office. Kintock received an email from Councilwoman Sanchez's office, that stated,
"This clean up was the largest we have ever done and they (Kintock residents) did an amazing job,” said Quetcy Lozada, Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Sanchez's. “They worked hard until the end and realized that we could not do it without their help," she added.
Among the other community service initiatives that Kintock residents have participated in this year are cleaning the area around Girard College and cleaning out the American Legion Post for an event that they were holding in February.
Kintock also has an agreement with McVeigh Recreation Center, the local YMCA and 12th and Cambria Recreation Center, where residents complete community service on a regular basis. In the near future, Kintock residents will assist Senator Tartaglione's Office with setting up their community day and will also assist the 25th Police District with their cleanup.
“Beyond its value to the community, community service projects play a prominent role in Kintock’s residential treatment programs. Participating in community service allows our residents to see first-hand how their actions impact others and gives them the opportunity to give back to the communities in which they committed their crimes,” explained Corey Davis, Site Director. “It also teaches them valuable problem-solving and teamwork skills and raises awareness of how they can be a positive member of their community. Together, these experiences and developments help to stem the cycle of recidivism and make our communities safer for all,” he added.