• “I like coming to the Lenfest Center because there’s always something new for me to try…I think everybody here cares about me.” -Student, age 10
  • “I’ve never really seen my son show a lot of interest in any activities but once he tried chess he can’t stop talking about it. Now he just wants to be at the Lenfest every day.” – Parent
  • “When we have family meetings it makes me feel good to set an example for the younger students. I like trying to be a role model.” – Student, age 13

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The Lenfest Center is a safe, positive place for youth and families in the Hunting Park neighborhood of North Philadelphia. We strive to offer a variety of educational, athletic and life-skills opportunities for children in grades K-12.

Our Mission

We strive to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of youth in grades K-12 in the Hunting Park community. By offering structured and innovative education, athletic and enrichment programming we will prepare young people to be active contributors to their community.


Our Vision

We envision a Hunting Park community in which all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential, all families have the resources to strengthen themselves, and all neighbors are invested in the health of their community.


Our Goal

We aim to be one of the premier youth development facilities in Philadelphia. We are committed to helping young people achieve academic, athletic and social success. We will work to produce young men and women with character, integrity, and a sense of responsibility for themselves, their families and their community.


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Feb 21, 2017 @ 4:14pm
Join us this Satuday for our Drama Troupe's performace of "for Students of Color Who Have… https://t.co/lkRmDvHcFI
Feb 21, 2017 @ 4:06pm
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Feb 17, 2017 @ 3:09pm
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Feb 16, 2017 @ 4:51pm
Lenfest kids gettin their grub on with some Cajun red beans and rice that they made! #hungryhttps://t.co/1esAkyB5pq
Feb 16, 2017 @ 2:41pm
Chef Mr. Will working his magic in the kitchen making Creole Red Beans and Rice with the kids… https://t.co/4tr4DRZ1zp
Feb 16, 2017 @ 2:33pm
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The Lenfest CenterFeb 21, 2017 @ 7:35pm
Join us this Satuday for our Drama Troupe's performace of "for Students of Color Who Have Considered Failure when Perseverence is Enough" It will be performed at the Black History Month Expo this Saturday, February 25th! Our kids have been working so hard to deliver an incredible performance! See you there! #drama #performance #childrenstheatre #blackhistorymonth
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The Lenfest CenterFeb 9, 2017 @ 12:33pm
Attn: Due to the weather, all programs at the Lenfest Center are cancelled and the center is closed today. Remember, whenever Philadelphia public schools are closed, we are closed too.
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The Lenfest CenterFeb 7, 2017 @ 7:18pm
Vetri Community Partnership is coming back to the Lenfest Center on February 14th! $40.00 worth of food for only $21.00, you can't beat this deal! Use cash, card, or Snap Benefits! Come to the office to fill out your order form today!
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The Lenfest CenterFeb 7, 2017 @ 3:26pm
Please come out to our Bilingual Parent Cafe tonight! 6pm for free food and a great time with other parents. Childcare will be provided. See you soon!!!! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
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The Lenfest CenterFeb 7, 2017 @ 3:22pm
Hunting Park United meeting this Saturday at the Hunting Park Rec. 10:00am See you there!
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The Lenfest Center shared their post.Feb 6, 2017 @ 6:54pm
Reminder!!! We have our Parent Cafe tomorrow!! FREE FOOD, RAFFLE PRIZES and CHILDCARE!! Please come Tuesday 2/6/17 at 6pm. See you there! Spread the word!!