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1301 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
United States


Neighborhood help desk and catalyst for community engagement & action in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia

About SKCP

Who we are

South Kensington Community Partners (SKCP) is a place-based organization in South Kensington, Philadelphia. We have two roles:

1.       We’re the neighborhood “help desk”
2.      We catalyze community engagement and action.

Our mission is to connect our community to resources and opportunities, the land, and each other. We act as, and encourage others to become, engaged stewards of the neighborhood. We advocate for responsible development that builds upon the physical, social and economic fabric of the neighborhood.

Our organizational boundaries, and those of the neighborhood, span from Girard to Berks, and from Front to 6th. 

The SKCP Board of Directors


Carmen Fernandez

Lisa Maiello

Nicole LaGreca

Liana Dragoman

Corey Bell


Terrie Lewine

Marilyn Cruz

Leah Murphy

Jessica Noon

Ariel Vazquez


The SKCP Team

Erika Tapp
Executive Director

Erika Tapp is the Executive Director at South Kensington Community Partners (SKCP). She has worked in various capacities at community-based nonprofits in South Kensington, including SKCP, FINANTA, and Lutheran Settlement House. As a resident of the neighborhood she has served, her connection to her work has always been personal. She holds a B.Arch from Cornell University, and an M.A. in Art and Architectural History from University of Pennsylvania. She is currently completing her M.B.A. at Villanova University.