On May 13, LCD Executive Director Linda Peyton contributed to community education and attended a Meet & Greet at the Stephen Klein Wellness Center for the Gesu School, an independent Catholic School in North Philadelphia. The Gesu School and LCD are part of the North Philadelphia Wellness Collaborative, a group of community organizations working in North Philadelphia to provide services to those in need. The School asked the Collaborative to help bring health and wellness opportunities to the School’s children and parents.
One hundred percent of the over 400 children at the Gesu School are low-income. The Meet and Greet’s primary focus was mental and physical health, as some of the students suffer from mental illness and some are morbidly obese. Students, parents and teachers from the Community Partnership School and The Honickman Learning Center and Technology Labs also attended the event.