Development Organizations

(Gateway bridge refurbished and adorned with City Avenue sign.)

(Gateway bridge refurbished and adorned with City Avenue sign.)

Saint Joseph's University is a leading stakeholder in the City Avenue Special Services District and a founding partner of the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation (WORC).

  • The City Avenue Special Services District represents a unique partnership between the City of Philadelphia and the Township of Lower Merion and between the public and private sectors. Covering parts of both Philadelphia and Lower Merion Pennsylvania, the District is the first multi-jurisdictional special services or business improvement district from among over 1,200 districts in North America.
  • The Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation is a new effort conceived by Mayor Michael Nutter and Saint Joseph's University leverage public and private resources toward improving the quality of life in neighborhoods adjacent to our campus and to the boundaries of the City Avenue Special Services District.  WORC will focus on preserving single-family housing opportunities, commercial and retail economic development, and recreational opportunities.

Civic Organizations

(Members of the Philadelphia Association Against Drugs and Violence at the May 6, 2005 community rally sponsored by Saint Joseph's University.)

Members of the Philadelphia Association Against Drugs and Violence at the May 6, 2005 community rally sponsored by SJU

The neighborhoods adjacent to Saint Joseph's University maintain healthy and active civic organizations.  Representatives of the Office of Government and Community Relations attend regularly scheduled civic meetings.  Those organizations include: