The Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp. (UEDC) is a community development corporation, incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1995, received its 501c3 tax-exempt status in 2002, and registered with Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations since 2004. UEDC has identified the historic Uptown Theater, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as its first acquisition and revitalization project. Development plans include renovating the theater as an entertainment venue, creating a museum dedicated to preserving Black music, developing a technology center, and providing commercial leasing space in the proposed Entertainment and Education Tower. Other UEDC projects / programs include:
* A newly-acquired LPFM Radio Station ..:: Uptown Radio | WJYN 98.5 FM ::..
* A Job Bank for construction workers
* Uptown Youth Got Talent (UYGT) for job readiness, audio/video production and performing arts
* Commercial Corridor Cleaning & Beautification
* African American Preservation Heritage Trail / Historic Trail Project
UEDC also serves as a Registered Community Organization (RCO) for North Central Philadelphia (aka The Uptown Cultural District, Avenue of the Arts North, Harlem Quarter North) in conjunction with the City Planning Commission's Citizen Planning Institute.
The UEDC Program Committee
The Program Committee is an ad hoc committee of the Board of Directors. Community stakeholders are invited to join us in the important work of reviewing UEDC initiatives and making recommendations to the Board for implementation in current and future programs.
Current initiatives address: Youth - Provides youth (13 - 18 years old) with summer enrichment activities, sponsors trips during the year to cultural events, provides work-study for high school and college youth, and operates an on-the-job training for youth eligible to work; Technical Assistance - Provides technical assistance in environmental and neighborhood issues to individuals and community development corporations, and offers workshops, seminars and forums on neighborhood issues; Economic Development - Provide jobs and retail activity for neighborhood revitalization / stabilization. The current project is the renovation of The Historic Uptown Theatre, which will serve as a fulcrum for economic development in the area; Housing - Provides limited referrals for affordable housing and tenant issues. Future plans include developing an affordable housing program; and Zoning - As a Registered Community Organization (RCO), the UEDC also addresses zoning matters in the district. UEDC is also a member of the PA Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC).
UPCOMING EVENTS 2016
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