Indego is riding into the fourth season of its City Ambassador Program, and the ambassadors are preparing to take to the road!
Here is a quick breakdown of some of the awesome, life-changing organizations that the Indego City Ambassadors represent.
1. High Heels and High Hopes
High Heels High Hopes Inc is a Philadelphia based non-profit organization that empowers girls to love themselves.
Founder/ CEO Nadera Oglesby grew up in Philadelphia and saw
“The need for girls to come together on a positive platform to help each other dream big and give back to their communities“
Working out of West Philadelphia with connections at the Shepherd Recreation Center located at 5700 Haverford Avenue, High Heels and High Hopes is creating a caring atmosphere for girls throughout the city. The organization has sponsored workshops and fundraisers to provide their ladies with school shoes and so much more.
This year High Heels and High Hopes will be strapping up their shoes and pedaling with the community to get their message out!
2. Team OverTime and Cancer Who?
Team OverTime and Cancer Who? is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide emotional, mental and financial support to cancer patients during current and post- cancer treatment.
This organization has been persistently spreading cancer awareness to the community since 2013. Founder/CEO Al Harris realized that cancer touches everyone and some people don’t have a support system. Team OverTime and Cancer Who? is there with the support needed to face this life changing event.
3. Give and Go Athletics
North Philadelphia natives Caleb Jones and Andre Wright created a non-profit that looks beyond the basketball court to help youth face the challenges of today.
Give and Go Athletics promotes mental and physical health with a focus on team building, discipline, character development, goal setting and anger management. Throughout the North Philadelphia area Give and Go players can be seen making moves and driving down the court to their future.
4. Urbanstead Inc.
Located in Francisville, Urbanstead works to achieve healthy futures by uniting the community and operating programs that directly empower Philadelphia’s vulnerable youth.
Lisa Gaidanowicz has created a space that gives youth throughout the city the opportunity to see that inner-city farming is a real possibility. Urbanstead also has connections with farms in Brewerytown and Fairmount that bring fresh food to the North Philadelphia area.
5. Strawberry Mansion CDC
Strawberry Mansion CDC is one of the oldest Community Development Corporations in Philadelphia and has been a staple around N. 33 rd and Diamond Street in North Philadelphia for years.
This organization flows with a community spirit that reaches every member of the neighborhood. Strawberry Mansion CDC hosts Strawberry Mansion Day, one of the biggest events during the summer in Philadelphia. President Tonnetta Graham and member Divold Gayle keep the community informed and continue to bring to life some of the great history of Fairmount Park.
The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is an effort led by the City of Philadelphia that works to ensure that Indego bike share is accessible to all Philadelphians. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is a non-profit advocacy and education organization working as part of the Better Bike Share Partnership to support bike share and biking education. The Better Bike Share Partnership is funded by the JPB Foundation.