29 Jun Hope Hosts State Senator Sharif Street’s Community Meeting
Hope Partnership recently hosted Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street’s community meeting. Others in attendance at the meeting included Iliana Dominguez-Franco and Naida Elena Burgos, APM; Officer Marcus Allen, who serves as director of the Fairhill PAL Program; and Aviva Kapust and Marangeli Mejia Rabell from the Village of Arts.
Senator Street, elected to the state senate in 2016, represents the Third Senatorial District of Philadelphia, which encompasses a population of over 240,000 people in North Philadelphia, Nicetown, Roxborough, Lower Germantown, Logan, Olney, Fern Rock, Crescentville, East Oak Lane, East Wyoming, East Hunting Park and Melrose Park Garden. As senator, Mr. Street is committed to improving access to health care, reforming our criminal justice system, creating quality jobs, funding our public schools, investing in science and technology and fighting for the rights of all Pennsylvanians.
An attorney by profession, Sharif began his public career as a community activist organizing a Town Watch group while in law school. He graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as president of the Penn Law Democrats. He is currently a member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and National Bar Associations, as well as a member of the Philadelphia Barristers Association, for which he served as a board member in 2002.