Renewing, Revitalizing, Transforming


Called to Serve (CTS) is an emerging socio-economic community development entity (CDE) dedicated to the complete renewal, restoration and revitalization of underserved neighborhoods in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please click below to learn about the history, vision and mission of CTS.


Called to Serve (CTS) works with a number of businesses and non-profits for the benefit and improvement of our community. Please click below to learn about the work and projects CTS is involved in.

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Student Get involved With #Flintwatercrisis

The Student raised money to ship bottled water to flint students.

Supporting the bethune elementary school students who raised $500 to purchase water for the residents of flint, Michigan. Approximately 1,000 cases of water were delivered

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Jobs for People, People for Jobs

Our Workforce Development partnership with the Temple Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative (LNPWI) and the Center for Urban Bioethics (Lewis Katz Medical School at Temple) is in its second year. Combined with our participation in the Philadelphia Taking Care of Business (PHL TCB) program, CTS is presently employing six men five of whom are returning citizens as Cleaning Ambassadors.

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Bridiging the Digital Divide

The Covid19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the digital inequity that existed for years in underserved communities. Even before the outbreak, Called To Serve has sought to address this issue in the Nicetown-Tioga community. Events such as the Hour of Code at Bethune and Kenderton elementary schools represent examples.

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