Kensington Voice is a community-driven newsroom and publication serving the heart of Kensington in North Philadelphia. We generally cover stories from Cecil B. Moore Avenue to Tioga Street and from 6th Street to Aramingo Avenue. This includes parts of Norris Square, Fairhill, Harrowgate, and Port Richmond.
Our bilingual content, written in both English and Spanish, consists of news stories, personal essays, and resources for people in the neighborhood. We highlight community events on our website and social media platforms, like Facebook. We also host free storytelling workshops in the community.
Kensington Voice began in August 2018 in a journalism class at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. For several months, student journalists and organizers hit the streets, working alongside community organizations and residents to reclaim Kensington’s narrative and form a prototype for what the neighborhood wanted from a community newsroom. We most often heard that “Kensington needs a voice,” and Kensington Voice was born.
In the summer of 2021, Kensington Voice transitioned from Temple and is now operating as a non-profit newsroom under the fiscal sponsorship of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers (EIN: 23-1630073).
If you’d like to send us any feedback, story ideas, or you just need help finding some resources, email us at email@example.com.
Our mission as a newsroom is to cover the Kensington area with empathy and thoughtfulness while also creating journalism that is for the community, not just about the community. We want Kensington Voice to be a platform for residents to reclaim their neighborhood’s narrative and voice their concerns.
Our vision is a community that is better connected with power structures in Philadelphia, more engaged in the political process, and provided with the resources needed to build a clean, healthy, and safe neighborhood.
Our newsroom is located at 3237 Amber Street, Unit 4-3-A (19134), just a half-block north of Allegheny Avenue, three blocks from Kensington Avenue.
Since our launch in 2019, we have received funding and other resources from the following sources: