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Mark Harrell

Southwest Community Development Corporation
NAC Coordinator/Community Organizer
Mark Harrell started as the NAC coordinator/community organizer for the Southwest Community Development Corporation (SWCDC) in March of 2014. This organization is contracted with the Division of Housing and Community Development to assist homeowners who are in jeopardy of losing their homes to mortgage and tax foreclosure. SWCDC is currently working towards keeping housing affordable so that those who currently live here can continue to live here. He is the former executive director of Men United for a Better Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to recruit men to conduct violence prevention outreach activities throughout the city. He served as the director of Youth Programs and associate director of Development for the Mayor’s Office of Community Services. Mark has an extensive background in community involvement; he was a founding board member for City Year Philadelphia and co-chairs the 12th Police District Advisory Council among other affiliations, and he is currently the 1st Chair of the 51st Ward in the City of Philadelphia’s Democratic City Committee. Mark was a political science major at Howard University and received a Master’s Degree in Human Service from Lincoln University.

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