The 2017 Phoenixville Community Health Leadership Academy recently graduated five students from its ten-week program. The graduates all had a passion for addressing the needs of the greater Phoenixville region. Some of the needs that the students wanted to address during this program include hunger and food insecurity of students at Phoenixville High School, bringing a “nature’s place” to St. Mary’s Shelter, the emotional-support needs of single mothers, creating a medical ID on smartphones, and playground improvement in Spring City. The Academy was designed, and is implemented, by the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.
— Submitted by Kirstyn Veneziale