The R.W Brown Community Center located at 1701 North 8th Street has undergone a much needed transformation. Under a working partnership with WARM2Kids Learning Center, Vynamic, and Aramark corporations, the center has a new redesigned look.
Known as the “R” to Ludlow residents, the center now includes a teen lounge, artwork for self-expression, and an updated computer lab.
Servicing a variety of needs in the community, the center’s main focus is the neighborhood’s youth. Young adults can go to the Boys and Girls Club Teen Center for after school programs and many other extra-curricular programs it provides.
“The teen lounge has more of a modern design which the kids can better adapt to,” says General Director of the “R”, Barbara Hall.
WARM2Kids Learning Center connects community organizations with corporations like Vynamic (Philadelphia-based health care industry management consulting firm) to improve the development and support of youths in the community.
Barbara Hall acknowledges that the center needed to be upgraded and renovated.
“We had artwork on the walls but now the kids really get inspired with all the new changes in the center.”
Aramark Corporation also helped in the process of rehabilitating the center. “Aramark did the murals on the gym’s walls and the picnic tables outside,” says Hall. They also provide food services to the center.
Sandra Rollins and Megan Linkfield, Group 40, Ludlow