Solomon, community and business leaders award $70,000 to Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association

PHILADELPHIA, March 7 – State Rep. Jared Solomon today joined community and business leaders to award a $70,000 donation to Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association from tax credits approved by the Neighborhood Assistance Program.

The organization received the funding for its continued efforts to embrace diversity in the lower northeast part of Philadelphia by focusing on early childhood literacy, workforce development and place making.

“I am fortunate to have such a capable and competent partner in my district as OCCCDA,” said Solomon, D-Phila. “I am thrilled to have supported their effort to obtain support via DCED and local leaders and partners to better serve children, families and businesses in our community.”

He made the announcement at The Exchange at Oxford Circle alongside officials with M&T Bank, Univest, Kinder Academy and the Department of Community and Economic Development, who all played key roles in securing the funds.

“At OCCCDA we are thankful to DCED and Univest, M&T Bank, and Kinder Academy, our tax credit partners, for supporting our efforts in the Oxford Circle community to provide better education, a playground at the local Carnell Elementary School, jobs through our new thrift store, The Exchange, and helping beautify our community with banners and more trash cans,” said Pearl Wang-Herrera, the executive director of OCCCDA.

NAP provides tax credits to businesses that donate capital to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems – particularly in low-income areas that need it most.