PHLADELPHIA – St. Francis Urban Center on West Girard Avenue here needs volunteers. The ministry is one of three affiliated with the Province’s St. Francis Inn, a soup kitchen in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
The Urban Center was created two years ago, according to Michael Duffy, OFM, to provide assistance with forms, learning government services, and similar challenges. According to its Web site, teachers and tutors are needed. The center is going to be offering GED preparation classes and literacy training.
The center is recruiting volunteers for its adult basic education program. More information is available on the St. Francis Inn Web site. To volunteer, contact John Gill, OFM, at 215-925-4584.