University City District (UCD)
Greetings From University City!
University City District is a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses and residents that creates opportunity, and improves economic vitality and quality of life in the University City area of West Philadelphia. Our primary mission is community revitalization. We work within a place-based, data-driven framework to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers, and promote job growth and innovation.
UCD gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of our Board of Directors, who underwrite our Clean and Safe program and provide much-needed operating support.
Note: The above description came from the organization's About page.
In The News
- New ‘parklets’ pop up in West Philly, West Philly Local, July 13, 2018.
- From Dollar Stroll to movies in Clark Park: UCD bringing back signature summer events, West Philly Local, May 4, 2018.
- $5 million grant to expand job-training programs for unemployed West Philadelphians, West Philly Local, February 20, 2018.
- UCD has built great public spaces. But are they just?, West Philly Local, November 7, 2017.