• “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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May 23, 2016 @ 1:53pm
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The Lenfest CenterMay 23, 2016 @ 5:55pm
Reminder! The Lenfest Center is hosting the Mayor’s Office of Education for a town hall style discussion on Community Schools. Community Schools are a new model for public schools that bring together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to youth, families, and communities. We want to open up the discussion to parents, neighbors, partners and community stakeholders. This is a chance to learn about the mayor’s proposed plan and to give your input, I hope you’ll be able to attend. Please spread the word!!!
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The Lenfest CenterMay 16, 2016 @ 6:07pm
Congratulations to our Chess Champ Armani Brown! He got the chance to meet Govenor Wolf this morning in Harrisburg in recognition of his 2nd place finish in the State Chess Tournament! Our chess coach Mr. Gil Motley was right beside him and helped get our team to the tournament! Congratulations Armani! We're so proud of you and your hard work!! #meetthegovenor #chesschampion
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The Lenfest CenterMay 12, 2016 @ 5:33pm
Free Community Night at The Franklin Institute on Wednesday!

Free Science of Animation workshops for 2nd–8th graders.
• Hands-on activities
• Free bike helmet giveaway
• IMAX and Live Science Shows
• Stargazing in the Joel N. Bloom
Observatory! (weather permitting)
• Experience your favorite exhibits
including Franklin Air Show and
The Train Factory!
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The Lenfest CenterMay 11, 2016 @ 3:41pm
Area job seekers are invited to experience one of Philadelphia’s LARGEST citywide job fair events!
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The Lenfest CenterMay 11, 2016 @ 3:11pm
You can have the power too if you sing the Brandy Song! #creativity #artist #brandysong
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