Stasia is a certified SafeGrowth® Facilitator and Advocate based in Philadelphia, PA. They began their career in education, working toward greater equity of access and opportunity for children of all communities. This work continues as they serve neighborhoods through resident-driven initiatives to advocate for resources, services, and infrastructure improvements and inform community development projects on a local and municipal level.
Stasia applies their education background to facilitating hands-on learning opportunities yielding tangible community impacts and personal development with an intergenerational, intercultural population. With HACE CDC in Eastern North Philadelphia, they have co-developed and are implementing Philadelphia’s first ongoing Livability Academy, an 8-week community learning model that provides direct instruction on CPTED, SafeGrowth, Communications, Asset Mapping and other skills while fostering Leadership, Teamwork, and Consensus Decision-Making. Their dynamic, thoughtful approach to bolstering self-determination and equitable development contributes to Philadelphia’s role as a model city for implementing SafeGrowth strategies that increasingly bring residents’ visions to fruition.