calendar November 21, 2011 in Congregations

Rhawnhurst Marks Turning Point Opening

More than 85 community members, youth and volunteers turned out Nov. 12 for the grand opening of Rhawnhurst Turning Point, a youth drop-in and homework help center on Castor Avenue that grew out of Redemption Lutheran Church and Rhawnhurst Presbyterian Church.

Turning Point is a non-profit cneter for youth and young adults in grade 6 and up offering free homework help, a free drop-in center, art classes, service opportunities and a safe place to support the youth of the community.

"We are grateful for the over 85 community members, youth and volunteers who came out to make this day a wonderful success," said Cheryl Esposito, Turning Point director and youth director at Redemption. "Special thanks to Ms. Linda Trush from Councilman Brian O’Neill’s office, Pr. Patricia Davenport from the SEPA Synod, Pr. Bill Reinhold from the Presbytery of Philadelphia, members of the Rotary Club of Northeast Sunrisers, and our many supporters and volunteers for making this day possible."

Director Cheryl Esposito welcomes visitors to the new Turning Point space.
Turning Point is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 9 pm. The ELCA and Synod are partners in this new start-up.

Rhawnhurst Turning Point is located at 7812 Castor Ave. For information call 267-601-5147, email ">, or visit their website.

Students Nyshadira Sanders and Teian McCoy and their family at the Grand Opening.