About Us–Sobre Nosotros
Norris Square Community Alliance (formerly Norris Square Civic Association) is a community development corporation founded in 1983 by a group of community women who desired to take control of their neighborhood and provide a healthy and safe environment for their children.
The mission of NSCA is to empower residents to become self-reliant and to unite and build the community by developing and improving the physical, economic, social, cultural and educational aspects of the neighborhood.
Residents are invited to be active at every level of the organization. Area residents are active at every level of the organization, serving on the staff and board and lending their voice through community forums and surveys.
For over 30 years, NSCA has responded to the needs of the community by providing comprehensive solutions such as affordable housing, community organizing, employment training, early childhood education, youth after-school and summer enrichment programs, homeownership counseling and comprehensive case management services.
NSCA Service Areas and Locations
NSCA's primary service area extends from Girard Avenue to Hunting Park Avenue and from 10th Street to Front Street and as far east as Trenton Avenue NSCA's main offices are located on Norris Square Park in the former St. Boniface Church rectory at 174 Diamond Street. NSCA also provides services at satellite sites throughout lower northeast Philadelphia. NSCA manages two Early Learning centers, operates three Out-of-School-Time programs at Hunter, McKinley, and Moffet elementary schools, and offers additional early childhood education opportunities through two partner organizations.