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About Us

A Vibrant, Thriving, Multicultural Community

Our Mission

The Passyunk Square Civic Association (PSCA) is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, and a Registered Community Organization (RCO) with the City of Philadelphia. We strive to enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood while preserving our unique historic character and supporting a cohesive community of residents, businesses, and institutions. We create programs and services that connect both lifelong and new neighbors. We keep an eye on preserving history while fostering a shared future vision.

Who is the PSCA?

You! All Passyunk Square residents and business owners are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Whether you are a lifelong resident or new to the neighborhood, you are a member of PSCA. We are run by a duly-elected group of volunteers. We welcome your participation in all PSCA General Meetings and Zoning Meetings which are free and open to the public.

How do I get involved?

Join us for our in-person monthly General Meetings at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC), 1430 E. Passyunk Ave.

  • Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) at 6:30 pm.

  • Speakers are typically announced via email and on Facebook the Friday before the meeting.

  • Our monthly newsletter comes out the morning of the meeting.

  • Meeting minutes are archived here.

Find out about neighborhood happenings here


Questions or concerns? Want to chat about the neighborhood? Reach out to

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Meet our Leaders

2022-2023 Board of Directors


  • Suzanne M. Tavani (President)

  • Catherine Wargo Roberts  (Vice President)

  • Jojy Varghese (Treasurer)

  • James Gastner (Secretary)


  • Danielle Abrams 

  • Graham Bailer

  • Ben Bryant (Chair, Planning)

  • David Goldfarb (Chair, Zoning)

  • Holly Keefe (Chair, Communications)

  • Elam Bookvar-Klein

  • Christine Knapp (Past President)

  • Rebecca Nagy Visco

Committees and Contact Information

You scrolled all the way to the fine print... here's our bylaws.

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