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Majeedah Rashid

I led fundraising workshops for Block Captains.


January 2, 2015




Fall 2010 Pilot Program

Majeedah has put her CPI knowledge to good use in her role as Chief Operating Office of Nicetown Community Development Corporation (NTCDC). She helped NTCDC complete an affordable housing and commercial development, led a master planning effort for Nicetown, organized block captains and led fundraising workshops.

After graduating CPI, Majeedah secured funding a commercial corridor development on the 4300 block of Germantown Avenue that created 37 affordable rental apartments and 4,000 square feet of commercial space.

The master plan she helped created, the Nicetown Economic Development and Housing Strategy, was officially adopted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission May 2012.

A group of people with hardhats pose on a vacant parcel of property.

Groundbreaking for NTCDC's mixed-income, mixed use development: Nicetown Court II

After CPI, NTCDC completed another development under Majeedah’s watch: Nicetown Court II, a mixed income, mixed-use development at 4428-70 Germantown Ave. They worked with developer Universal Companies and a variety of city, state and federal programs to make it a reality.

Five people throw shovelfuls of dirt to celebrate a groundbreaking.

Former Mayor Nutter and other public officials "break ground" at the site of Nicetown II

Majeedah has also worked with the Nicetown Business Association, and has served on the Advisory Board of the Mayor’s Office of Community Services. CPI helped Majeedah “tremendously” in expanding her knowledge and sharpening her skills.

Majeedah’s success in garnering financial and institutional support for projects in Nicetown is impressive. Most importantly, Majeedah has also worked to increase neighborhood participation by conducting fundraising workshops for Block Captain Committee activities and for an expanded community garden.

She was quoted in “Metro Philadelphia” in an August 15 article titled “Putting the ‘Nice’ Back in Nicetown”.