Keeping Overbrook Safe, Clean & Organized! ™

OUR STORY

Founded in 2018, Overbrook West Neighbors (OWN) is a community development corporation comprised of community stakeholders - concerned neighbors, business leaders and anyone who is concerned about Overbrook - working together to keep our community livable and ensure it is thriving. Our target area is bordered by 56th Street (east), 63rd Street (west), Lancaster Avenue (north) and Lansdowne Avenue (south). Our work is led by, with and for our Overbrook neighbors. We seek to work collaboratively with all of our neighbors, business associations and civic organizations to improve the quality of life in Overbrook and throughout our West Philadelphia communities.

OUR APPROACH

Overbrook West Neighbors (OWN) is focused on enhancing commerce throughout the Overbrook section of Lancaster Avenue, (Upper Lancaster Avenue Business Corridor, PA Rt. 30), working with residents and community stakeholders to improve our quality of life, and serving as the Registered Community Organization (RCO) for our community to address all zoning concerns.

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OUR WEBSITE

Our website is a living thing that constantly evolves and reflects the beauty of our community. Each day it grows and expands to include many elements and facets of our Overbrook neighborhood. If you have something helpful you believe should be included on this site, please let us know by emailing info@overbrookwestneighbors.com We will make every effort to incorporate your suggestion on our website.

OUR TEAM

Our team includes a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board. A photo and biography for each team member is provided below.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The OWN Board of Directors are all residents of the Overbrook community we serve. Our Board focuses on specific community needs and projects. A photo and biography for each Board member is provided below.

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Gregory J. Allen, Ph.D.

Founder & President
Chair, Registered Community Organization (RCO)

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Vanessa K. Williams

Secretary
Chair, Public Safety Committee

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Elaine Gillison

Elaine Gillison

Vice President
Chair, Special Projects

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Richelle Robinson

Chair, Neighborhood Services Committee

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Sheldon Robinson

Treasurer
Chair, Jobs Committee

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Brahin Behlin

Chair, Community Services Committee

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

The OWN Advisory Board  provides guidance and support to the Board of Directors on a variety of organizational, subject specific and economic and community development matters. We consistently rely on their knowledge and expertise to accomplish our goals and objectives. 

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Dr. Wesley Proctor

Wesley Proctor Ministries, Inc.

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Brenda Brown

Retired

OUR BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS

We pray that PastorGoodson's life, memory and legacy will always be a blessing to his family & friends, everyone at Fellowship Christian Church and to all who knew and loved him. Rest in Peace and Power, Pastor.

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Pastor Jerome Goodson, Sr.

Founding Board Member

Chair, Faith Committee

STAY CONNECTED WITH OWN!

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