The Northwest Fund has selected 45 community-based organizations to receive $297,000 in grants to support their work in violence prevention and community building in Northwest Philadelphia. Lisa Jo Epstein’s (ACG ’09) Gas & Electric Arts was awarded as a “Neighborhood Change Agent” for its Power gRRRls program starting this summer at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology. Power gRRRls will enable teen girls to creatively express themselves and enhance their sense of agency and self-esteem through interactive theatre, writing exercises, and team-building activities. They will draw from personal stories to create a unique theatre piece about issues that matter to them, while gaining tools in leadership development, advocacy and teamwork, problem-solving and communication. For more information on Power gRRRls, please visit gasandelectricarts.org.