Orion Stories

“Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike.” – Ban Ki-Moon Our strength as a community is in working towards an anti-racism agenda. Orion stands solidly in support of our Asian and Pacific Islander neighbors.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Hello and welcome to our new feature Neighbors Helping Neighbors! Orion is so grateful for all the ways this community works together to support each other and we want to give you a shout out to show our thanks! We will share regular updates of how you take care of our neighbors when they need…

Bridges Out of Poverty

Phoenixville Bridges is our local version of the national model, Bridges Out of Poverty and, even during the pandemic, has continued to offer workshops. This school year, our Chester County trainers including our beloved Mayor, Peter, trained 100 Phoenixville Area School District staff last Fall. Dr. Fegley plans to have all 600 employees attend a workshop. Not…

Housing Crisis

The hold on evictions has been extended to March 31! The federal eviction moratorium that began Sept. 4, 2020 will continue to March 31, 2021 which has been a big relief for so many families allowing them to postpone rent payments while they deal with lost income due to the global pandemic. Nationally, millions of…