Working together to keep Overbrook safe, clean and organized.

Our Story

Founded in 2018, Overbrook West Neighbors Community Development Corporation (OWN) is 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 Community Development Corporation (OWN) is focused on enhancing commerce throughout the Overbrook section of Lancaster Avenue, (Upper Lancaster Avenue 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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Meet the Team

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Gregory J. Allen, Ph.D.

Founder & President

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Brenda Brown

Secretary

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Richelle Robinson

Chair, Neighborhood Services Committee

Elaine Gillison

Elaine Gillison

Vice President

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Vanessa Williams

Chair, RCO Planning Committee

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Brahin Behlin

Chair, Public Safety Committee

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Dr. Wesley Proctor

Treasurer

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Sheldon Robinson

Chair, Jobs Committee

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