School buildings

When another 23 public schools go vacant in June, many of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable neighborhoods are likely to be faced with yet another big empty building – the kind of building that has historically fostered blight. For the people who live in these neighborhoods, it can feel as though they have no power to do anything about it.

Below is coverage that is part of AxisPhilly’s Schoolhouse Watch project. In partnership with NBC10, PlanPhilly and The Public School Notebook, SchoolhouseWatch.org is designed for people who want to have a say in what happens next, and to help build a future for buildings they’ve always known as their neighborhood schools.

  • School buildings

    When another 23 public schools go vacant in June, many of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable neighborhoods are likely to be faced with yet another big empty building – the kind of building that has historically fostered blight. For the people who live in these neighborhoods, it can feel as though they have no power to do anything about it.

    Below is coverage that is part of AxisPhilly’s Schoolhouse Watch project. In partnership with NBC10, PlanPhilly and The Public School Notebook, SchoolhouseWatch.org is designed for people who want to have a say in what happens next, and to help build a future for buildings they’ve always known as their neighborhood schools.