Center City Residents' AssociationCCRA is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization devoted to making Center City a better place to live, work and play.   Our members volunteer thousands of man-hours each year to a wide range of projects that help preserve and improve the quality of life in Center City for the benefit of residents, local merchants and visitors.

Click here to see a brief presentation on how CCRA contributes to improving the quality of life in Center City. The presentation incorporates beautiful images of local sights taken by talented local photographers.

Organized originally as an ad hoc citizen group in 1947 to resist city plans to dig up Rittenhouse Square for an underground garage, over the years CCRA has helped to protect the unique historical and residential character of our community while encouraging responsible development. We work on projects, large and small, that contribute to parks, schools, tree planting, clean streets, neighborhood safety, recycling, and community events, among other things. We also provide opportunities to socialize with other civic-minded members of the community during events like our annual house tour and Chili Challenge.

CCRA activities are supported mostly by member fees and we do not receive funding from the City. CCRA offers memberships at different price levels for residents, seniors, students and local businesses. We hope you will join us in improving the quality of life in Center City.

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CCRA Service Area

The area served by Center City Residents' Association runs from the south side of JFK Boulevard to the north side of South Street, the west side of Broad Street to the Schuylkill River.

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Street Scene

Responses for the 2nd District Candidate Debate


Residents in half of the CCRA area, "south of the border," 

roughly below Walnut St., may vote in a hotly contested 

election between incumbent Kenyatta Johnson and 

challenger Ori Feibush, both of whom are scheduled to 

appear at a CCRA sponsored Candidates' Night, 

Thursday, March 26. In anticipation of the debate, the 

candidates submitted their answers to a 16 item 

questionnaire prepared by the Crosstown Coalition

and adopted by the CCRA board (click here and here 

to view each candidate's answers).         

Upcoming Community Events

13 Apr 2015 6:00 PM • Freeman's Auction House 1808 Chestnut Street
14 Apr 2015 7:00 PM • 1600 Market St., 25th fl., Phila., PA 19103
27 Apr 2015 7:00 PM • Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St
05 Oct 2015 5:00 PM • TBD



The following area businesses help make
CCRA programs and activities possible
financial and other support:
















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