PROJECT H.O.M.E AND BETHESDA PROJECT UNVEIL CONNELLY HOUSE, A NEW APARTMENT BUILDING TO HOUSE FORMERLY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS
Connelly House will be the First LEED-Certified Affordable Housing Facility in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2011 – After years of planning and construction, today Project H.O.M.E.
and Bethesda Project are partnering with Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Cardinal Justin Rigali, and Brian
Hudson from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, to unveil Connelly House, the first LEED-
certified, affordable housing facility in Center City, which is named for the philanthropic legacy
of John F. and Josephine C. Connelly, founders of the Connelly Foundation. The two nonprofit
organizations are dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians,
and worked in partnership for the first time, along with the JBJ Soul Foundation to build a facility that houses 79 men and women.
MEMBERS OF WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS CONTINUE YOUTH LISTENING TOURS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Third session in Houston on May 16 is one of several with Jon Bon Jovi; Previous sessions have included Atlanta, GA (May 13) and New Orleans (April 29)
(Washington, DC – Monday, May 16, 2011) – As previously announced by The White House Council for Community Solutions, Council members Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Kempner (CEO of MWW Group) are currently hosting a series of youth listening tours at various community-based organizations across the country. In Houston, TX this Monday, May 16, Jon Bon Jovi will again engage young Americans and community leaders in candid conversations to determine where efforts are most needed.
MEMBERS OF WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS TO HOLD YOUTH LISTENING TOURS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
First Session in New Orleans on April 29 will be one of several with Jon Bon Jovi; Atlanta and Houston visits planned
Washington, DC – The White House Council for Community Solutions (WHCCS) today announced that Councilmember Jon Bon Jovi will host youth listening tours at various community-based organizations across the country. Bon Jovi, who will be joined by other members of the White House Council, will engage young Americans and community leaders in candid conversations to determine where efforts are most needed. Findings will be compiled in a final report to the Council in June in an effort to highlight solutions. The WHCCS listening tour adds to the White House’s broader effort to engage young people nationwide through youth roundtables.
MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER JOINS WITH JON BON JOVI SOUL FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF COVENANT HOUSE HOUSING FOR HOMELESS TEENS
PHILADELPHIA – Formerly homeless youth will take part in a special ribbon cutting ceremony today at their new Covenant House Rights of Passage apartments in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation announced today that we will be funding a Camden, New Jersey emergency drop-in shelter, Joseph’s House, so that they can continue operating throughout the month of April. The funding for this was made possible by the overwhelming support and donations we received in honor of our Board Chairman’s, Jon Bon Jovi, birthday. Donations were received online, through our page on Causes, and also sent in by mail.