Kentucky Derby enthusiasts are invited for an evening of Southern traditions with a Philadelphia flare at the People’s Emergency Center’s “Race to Make a Difference” benefiting PEC’s commitment to serving Philadelphia’s homeless women and children. Guests will enjoy signature mint juleps, Southern-inspired hors d’oeuvres, a fancy hat contest, charitable-minded games and prizes, and a simulcast of the most exciting two minutes in horse racing. For more information or to purchase tickets ($150), visit www.pecderby.org.
The People’s Emergency Center’s mission is to nurture families, strengthen neighborhoods and drive change in West Philadelphia. Through a community of more than 240 housing units and five educational centers offering job training, parenting and early childhood education, financial education and planning, lifeskills and technology coursework, PEC seeks to change the life trajectory for the women and children who seek its services and inspire them to aspire to new heights.
PEC community development programs respond to community needs and build on neighborhood assets to help bridge the digital divide, expand mixed-income housing opportunities, stimulate economic growth, create wealth, and improve the quality of life for all West Philadelphia residents.