Finding America: Growing Up Philadelphia

About This Episode


Growing Up Philadelphia is a community-based project creating a portrait of Philadelphia - giving residents a chance to see and hear each other in new ways; to expand the definition of what it means to be a Philadelphian and deepen connections with neighbors in the City of Brotherly Love. Salon owner Diane Precht grew up in a tight-knit black community in a Philadelphia neighborhood once known as Jewtown or New Jerusalem. The area has declined and she wonders: what if she'd stayed? In partnership with WHYY.

Finding America is an independent public media production comprised of 15 teams embedded for nine months at forward-moving public radio and television stations across the U.S. Finding America moves into communities large and small to invent new storytelling models with citizens who help us tell a new story of the rich diversity of America today.