Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Next Chapter Meeting:

The next Chester ACORN Chapter meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 18th at 6:30pm at The Chester Student Center on W 9th & Kerlin Streets. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

New Date for ACORN Meeting

Then next ACORN Meeting will be on April 20, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. at the Youth Center at 9th in Kerlin Street.

Free Eye Glasses

Please share with those who may benefit...Thanks
In case you have a child or know of someone who does (ages 12 and
under), they can get a FREE pair of eyeglasses from Target:
Target is doing a special promotion for their optical service. It could
end any time but will definitely end no later than April 29th. Children
12 and under can get a free pair of glasses.
They need to bring in a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor
and Target will let the child pick from about 40 different frames. They
will place their best lenses in the frames which are non-glare and
scratch resistant and normally sell for $200.00. There are no income
guidelines. Any child 12 or under is eligible.
You can find stores with optical departments at <http://www.target.com/>
www.target.com <http://www.target.com/> or <http://www.target.com/%3E>
http://www.target.com/> <http://www.target.com/%3E> ; to confirm they
are participating before making a trip to their store.
Please pass this information on to anyone who can benefit from this
promotional offer. If you know someone with lost or broken glasses
please share this information with them ASAP, as the promotion could end
at any time. They would like families to come in as soon as they can.
Publish Post

Friday, April 3, 2009


Congratulations to all who were appointed to hold an office.

Ms. Pat Worrell - Chair
Ms. Pam Haynes - Vice Chair #1
Mrs. Dianne Outland - Vice Chair #2
Ms. Carolyn Brunson - Secretary
Mrs. Audrey Jackson - Treasurer

Mrs. Audrey Jackson was chosen to be the Captain of our C.R.A.C. (Chester Residents Against Crime) Task Force, please support her as she leads the members of A.C.O.R.N. onto the streets of Chester.

ACORN Activity

The ACORN Meeting on Thursday April 9, 2009 starting at 6:30pm, at the Youth Community Center on 9th & Kerlin Street is cancelled and rescheduled for Monday April 20th. All are welcome. 

Also, There will be a Chester City Vision Plan Forum on April 9th @ the YWCA, starting time 6:30pm- 8:30pm. Please come out and support your city and let your voices be heard.

Although the two events conflict with each other we are encouraging some of our ACORN members to support this community event.

Thank You.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Call in to Sestak's Office!! Support Obama's 2010 Budget Proposal!!

Call Representative Sestak’s Office and tell him to support Obama’s 2010 budget proposal!!!

Step 1. Call the Toll-Free Hotline at 1-866-544-7573
Step 2. Ask for Representative Sestak’s office and request to speak with a staff person who works on the budget
Step 3. Explain why it’s important to you personally that the Representative supports President Obama’s Budget
o Example: How health care reform would benefit your family or how your local schools need more funding.
Step 4. Ask how the Representative is planning to vote on the budget
o If your Representative supports President Obama’s budget, thank him/her for their support

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Upcoming Events

ACORN Homedefenders Workshop
Tuesday 3/24/09 @ 6:00pm
Southeastern PA ACORN Headquarters
846 N. Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Chester ACORN Chapter Meeting
Thursday 3/26/09 @ 6:30pm
The Chester Student Center
733 W 9th Street
Chester, PA 19013

State Budget Town Meeting
Organized by Representative Kirkland
Friday 3/27/09 @ 6pm
Willie May Leake Center
W 7th & Yarnall St Accross from Murphy Church
Chester, PA 19013

School Funding Community Day of Action
Organized by Cross City Coalition on Urban School Reform
Saturday 3/28/09 @ 12pm - 6pm Stop by any time!
Songhai City Cultural Center
3117 Master Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Monday, March 2, 2009

School Board Education Budget Meetings

School Board Budget Workshops:
Mar. 3, 6:30pm East Side Ministries, 420 E. 9th Street in Chester
Mar. 5, 6pm Chester High School, 200 W 9th Street in Chester
Apr. 2, 6:30pm St. Lukes Church, 320 Tilghman Street in Chester

School Board Education Empowerment Meeting:
Apr. 16, 6:30pm CUSD Administration Building, 1720 Melrose Avenue in Chester

School Board Budget Hearing:
May 14, 6:30pm CUSD Administration Building, 1720 Melrose Avenue in Chester

Flashlight Tour

Due to the inclement weather our Flashlight Tour of areas with problem street lighting on 3/2/09 was canceled and rescheduled for 3/9/09. Even though the weather set us back, the event was a success. Almost 20 people came including Police Cheif Lewis and Mr. Monir Ahmed, Director of Public Works. Members of the Christian Coalition Against Violence showed their support and dedication to public safety issues in Chester by joining us. We would like to thank everyone for attending and look forward to working with you more.
Peace and Solidarity

Monday, February 16, 2009

Our Next Meeting!

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday February 23rd at 6pm at The Chester Student Center (733 W 9th Street, corner of W 9th and Kerlin Street, next to Trinity Church, behind parking lot).

This is a planning meeting for our "Walking Flashlight Tour" of areas in Chester that need better street lighting on March 2nd at 7pm at W 7th Street and Engle, in front of Crozer Library. We are calling on the City of Chester to address public safety hazards like inadequate street lighting. The goal of this event is to bring city officials and the community together to create a resolution. 

Thank You for Attending!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first community wide meeting. 

We discussed Public Safety, Education Funding, Housing Issues, and the need for a Supermarket in Chester. Please join us for a follow-up Meeting Monday February 23rd at 6pm at The Chester Student Center (Corner of W 9th and Kerlin Street). 

Friday, January 30, 2009

Call Senator Spector for Education funding!

Thank you for calling  Senator Spector's office! Although some program cuts were made, Obama's Economic Recovery Package finally passed!

Senator Arlen Spector is holding up Obama's economic stimulus package that will create 3 million jobs, put money into health care, education, unemployment benefits, and food stamps! Tell him to do the right thing and pass Obama's economic recovery plan!

Call Senator Spector's ffice now: 202-224-4254

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Is There Anyone Out There!

This is a call out to all who live in Chester, we are looking for your help! Ever feel like your voice is not being heard or that your issues are not taken seriously; here's your chance to do something about it ACORN is now in Chester. Bring your issues too us, we will do all that we can to aid and assist you by getting you the best help possible.

Come out to our meetings and add your input, the more we learn about you and your community the more equip we will be to, assist you. We will be posting the dates for our up and coming meetings on this blog as they become available. Please feel Obligated to come out and help support this great asset to OUR Community.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Chester Resources:



City Hall
1 Forth Street
Chester, PA 19013
City of Chester

Legal Services:

Legal Aid of SEPA Chester Division
410 Welsh St. Chester, PA 19013
(610) 874-8421

First-Time Home Buyer Programs:

Chester Economic Development Authority (CEDA)
511 Welsh Street, 3rd Floor
Chester, PA 19016
(610) 447-7850

Housing, Job Training, Anti-Poverty:

Community Action Agency of Delaware
513 Welsh St. Chester, PA 19013
(610) 874-8451‎


The Student Center
733 W. 9th St. Chester, PA 19013
Janet Jones, Interim Director
(610) 874 1020

Chester Upland School District
1720 Melrose Avenue,Chester, PA 19013
(610) 447-3600 Fax (610) 447-3625
School Closing Number #451

Senior's Issues:

Delaware County Services for the Aging
206 Eddystone Ave. Chester, PA 19022
(610) 490-1300

Government Aid:

Delaware County Government Center

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Community Concerns:




Safe Recreation for Children

Health Care