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August 16, 2007

Unveiling Ceremony of Garden Memorial at the Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center Garden

PHILADELPHIA, PA- To conclude the Leadership Camp at the Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center the campers have worked together to create a garden memorial honoring murder victims from the area. They have designed a pathway over the past two weeks as a physical symbol of the students reaching out in their community to create peace. This "pathway to peace" has been designed by The Leadership Camp as a reminder to bring peace to the neighborhood of Kensington.

This year, the Leadership Camp has focused on developing their leadership skills in school, at work, and in the neighborhood. These youth leaders are creating a greater awareness of their own self-potential and work together to develop good decision making skills. Together they have improved their abilities to work in teams and promote citizenship and civic engagement. As well, the Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center welcomes the Leadership Campers for the third year in their endeavor to continue acting as mentors to the CBCC Summer Camp providing direct service and role models to children and youth.

Please accompany us at the unveiling ceremony this Friday August 17, 2007 at 2:30 pm.

The Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center, which opened in November 2003, provides social, cultural, educational, and enrichment services and programs consistent with human dignity and family life. The Center welcomes all community members without regard to religion, gender, race, creed, or national origin. The CBCC is located in the Kensington neighborhood of North Philadelphia and is accessible by public transportation.

For more information on programs or volunteer opportunities contact: Estela Bugg, 215.426.9422, ext. 34201

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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