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
The SKCP Team
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.