The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club, Inc. (CBNC) is a 501(c)(3) community organization located in the northwest section of Philadelphia, PA. Since 1981, this organization was founded on prayer and volunteerism.
The CBNC works to create a cleaner, safer and eco-friendly environment for the entire community, and does so in the following manner: 1) by facilitating neighborhood cleanups every other Wednesday; and 2) by engaging with agencies/companies/institutions and other individuals to help identify and eliminate blight through community improvement projects that optimize land use and stimulate commercial investment to revitalize the area. The CBNC is also engaged in development and zoning issues within its boundaries.
The CBNC also promotes educational and career opportunities by offering on-going free Math Tutoring Classes and information on employment and training opportunities in order to empower the community as a whole. The CBNC supports its members who are entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform for exposure and growth via its website and at community meetings.
CBNC accomplishes its goals through the following support systems: A Block Captain Network, Awbury Arboretum, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Awbury View Apartments, Equal-Partners-In-Change, Mt. Airy-USA, Gaudenzia DRC, DePaul USA and various state and local agencies and business partners.
One of the criteria for becoming a 501(c)(3) entity, is to be able to reach a specified number of residents with important information in the event of an emergency. More than 1,000 residents live within the following CBNC permanent-structure boundaries: beginning at SEPTA’s Walnut Lane Train Trestle (in the 6100 block of Chew Avenue and the 500 block of Walnut Lane), up to Johnson Street to the Cliveden Hill Park, and from the 6200 block of Clearview Street at SEPTA’s Washington Lane Train Station up to Musgrave Street at the Roosevelt School.
Effective 7/02/2013, the CBNC’s boundaries were expanded (now representing more than 2,000 residents) and its new boundaries are as follows: (A) Stenton Ave & E. Johnson St, (B) E. Johnson St & Germantown Ave, (C) Germantown & E. Chelten Avenues and (D) Stenton & E. Chelten Avenues. (See the attached map).
Rev. Chester H. Williams
President and Founder
The CBNC welcomes community participation! What is needed is a positive spirit of help and dedication. In order to build a strong community, the CBNC seeks to assist and support its fellow members, and provide many opportunities for all to share their many talents for the world to see. Volunteering with the CBNC is an excellent way for ANYONE to enhance their resume and for high school and college students to gain community service experience. The CBNC is happy to give recommendations to its volunteers.
This is a call for all Block Captains in the 59th Ward 10th Division of Philadelphia, PA to join the CBNC and unite for a better community! All board members must have a criminal record check and child abuse History clearance, and we encourage all our members to participate in this endevour but it is not mandatory.There is a nominal $12.00 yearly membership fee to become a member. Membership fees should be paid in the form of a U.S. Postal Money Order, and made payable to: Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club, Inc. Membership fees will be accepted at Community Meetings, or can be mailed to: P.O. Box 14134, Philadelphia PA 19138. The CBNC meets 8 times a year, on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month. Community Meetings are not held during the months of July, August, November, and December.
CBNC Community Meetings are held at the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library - Conference Room, located at Greene & Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144.We at the CBNC would first like to thank you for being a member of the organization. We are proud of the many community successes achieved by our group, but in order for our organization to continue its growth, we need your help. Each member is being asked to volunteer a minimum of 20-24 hours per calendar year (only 2 hrs per month), so that our group can continue its important work. Please review the list on our news page, of our yearly programs that are in need of committee leaders and team members and let us know where you can help-out.
*** Must have dues paid in full before becoming a member on the website or you will be deleted within three days.
President/Founder: Chew and Belfield Neighborhood Club Inc. 1981
President: National Alliance of Postal & Federal Employees; Local 509
Committee Member: 59th Ward 10th - Division ( retired )
Prepaid Legal Services Representative
Disabled American Veteran: Active Lifetime Member
Military Order of the Purple Heart Association: Active Lifetime Member
American Legion Society and an AFSCME Retiree of 1199C
Block Captain: 6200 Block of Chew Ave.
Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
Equal Partners in Change: Board Member