Garden Justice Legal Initiative (GJLI)

Update

The Village of Arts and Humanities and Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Both The Village of Arts and Humanities and Norris Square Neighborhood Project have been integral in turning abandoned parcels into parks and gardens in North Philadelphia and Kensington for more than 25 years. Over the past two years, the GJLI has worked with both organizations to consolidate ownership, reduce debt, and develop land preservation strategies to ensure the long-term health of these vibrant community spaces. Critical to this work has been the support of pro bono partner Duane Morris LLP, as well as the offices of City Council President Darryl Clarke and Councilwoman Maria D. QuiƱones-Sanchez.