Author: Jessika Remolona

Recap: The 2019-20 School Year

Classes at Julia deBurgos and Hartranft Schools were cut short by COVID-19, but the HFH partnership for literacy showed good success this school year.   Our bilingual parent assistants reduced...

School Libraries, An Update

The school libraries at Julia deBurgos and John Hartranft Schools in Fairhill are busy and happy, filled with beautiful books where children can choose those that interest them. At...

Annual Appeal 2019

Dear Friends of Historic Fair Hill, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the US. We honor Lucretia and James Mott and Robert and Harriet Purvis, abolitionists...

Zone of Peace

Historic Fair Hill has been recognized as a Zone of Peace by the Religious Leaders of Greater Philadelphia.  At the October 12 Harvest Fest, the Religious Leaders of Philadelphia  presented banners...

School Partnerships for Literacy

Hartranft School Library Opens The second HFH partnership school library has opened in Fairhill at the John Hartranft School. John Hartranft School in Fairhill prepared for several years and...

Become a Reading Buddy!

Help foster the love of reading and learning in our kids! We are in need of reading buddies! Every week, 35 mostly retired volunteers come to Julia deBurgos School...

Annual Report 2018

With thanks to all of our friends and supporters for a stellar year.   Please click the blue button below to download your copy of the Annual Report. Also,...

Annual Appeal 2017

Dear Friends of Historic Fair Hill, With your help, we are sharing the historic site and working with partners to increase health and literacy in our struggling city neighborhood....

Summer Festival 2017 – Recap

Over 250 Friends and Neighbors came in the gates for the July Summer Festival. Faheem the snake man had lines of people eager to hold his pet boa constrictor...

Back to School in Fairhill

At Julia deBurgos School, HFH reading buddies have started to read with K-3 children. New volunteer Faith Watson of Chestnut Hill says of her first day, “It was great....