MACSC Mission

For over 30 years, the Mt. Airy Community Services Corporation (“MACSC”), a 501(c) 3 organization, has served as a stable financial umbrella for nonprofit groups serving the Northwest section of the city of Philadelphia.

The goal of MACSC is to strengthen the racially and economically diverse northwest section of the city by enabling local groups to offer a broad range of services to the community.  These services include endeavours in learning, sustainability and creativity where groups can make a significant contribution to community-based arts and culture.

Activities are carried out through service groups, under the direction of their own board of Governors and the MACSC Board of Directors.

By reducing the costs of maintaining separate not-for-profit organizations, MACSC enables community initiatives to make more funds available for mission-driven programs.  

Service groups of MACSC currently include:

Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment: community center where programs and resources are available to enhance the health, security, education and enjoyment of older adults.

Mt. Airy Learning Tree: providing educational opportunities for the community.

Northwest Village Network:  is about aging in community:  enhancing the quality of life in the Northwest Philadelphia area through mutual aid, connections to services, connections to people, connections to mobility and access.

Talking Stick Learning Center: a center providing group learning experiences for homeschoolers.