North Philadelphia Club at R.W. Brown

North Philadelphia Club at R.W. Brown

1701 North 8th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Contact us:

Tel (215) 763-0900

Fax (215) 763-8088

Step inside the R.W. Brown Community Center, based in North Central Philadelphia.

Often referred to simply as the “R,” the R.W. Brown Community Center is a home base for programs designed to educate and encourage youth of all ages. The 39,000-square-foot space hosts our Early Learning Center for preschool programming, the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Teen Club. Participants might learn to care for animals in our small on-site zoo one day and take an informative field trip the next. The community center also offers a competition-sized swimming pool, and computer lab.

R.W. Brown Community Center is licensed to serve 254 children and is a STAR 4 Quality Status holder.

Programs at this Site

Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Center housed within the RW Brown Community Center serves children from 1 to 5 years old and has achieved the highest Keystone STAR 4 program quality rating. We accept Pennsylvaia Child Care Works (subsidy) and offer PA PreK Counts and PHL PreK high quality pre-kindergarten programs.

Daily activities include nutritious meals and snacks, learning and literacy activites, outdoor play in our secure playgrounds or indoor play in our gymnasium.

Boys & Girls Clubs

Our Boys & Girls Clubs offer after school, summer camp and teen programs for children ages 6–18. This site is also home to our Teen Center. Activities include:

● Fitness, sports and recreation

● Arts, from drawing and painting to music and theater

● Homework help and tutoring

● Career development, health and life skills classes

● Character and leadership development

Our kids participate in local, state, regional and national contests and activities.

Caring Paws

Caring Paws Humane Education with the Caring Paws Zoo. In the summer, Caring Paws also has a “Reading to the Animals” program.