good neighbor

do good. live well.

We believe in community, purposeful living, love, respect, diversity, and beauty.

J-centrel is home to community-driven residents and businesses who strive to make their neighborhood, Philadelphia, and society better. Our Good Neighbor program offers up to $100 off the monthly rent for J-centrel residents who work for or volunteer with our neighborhood partner organizations. It’s a give forward model that rewards residents for doing good in their neighborhood. 


Residents who participate in the Good Neighbor program receive a rent credit based on the number of hours volunteered per month. These savings are credited monthly to the apartment unit as a whole. Hours max out at 4 hours per month and the discount maxes out at $100 per month.

Every month, your volunteer time will be logged, and the J-centrel team will verify hours. Residents will be notified of the total number of hours volunteered and the rent credit applied. We encourage the J-centrel community to volunteer as much as they can.

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SHIFT Tusculum Square planting community

Being a Good Neighbor means:

  • Building a strong bond with your neighbors and the community
  • Helping with existing neighborhood initiatives and events
  • Keeping your neighborhood clean
  • Mentoring local students
  • Supporting local small businesses
  • Volunteering with purpose-driven organizations
  • Working on projects with our partner organizations
  • Serving as block captain for the neighborhood
  • Joining a local civic association
  • Being an employee of one of our partner organizations, or
  • Becoming a member of the neighborhood Police District Advisory Council (PDAC)

I want to live at J-centrel

This is Home. For You.

I want to be a good neighbor

Join our community.


The core of the program is powered by our partner community organizations. Partners, residents, and our team work together to identify volunteer opportunities that support the community and the organization’s needs. Residents and partners create a Good Neighbor volunteer plan to record and report their time spent volunteering to SHIFT. Our team conducts routine check-ins with both residents and partner organizations to ensure the program is continually making progress in the community.

Get more information and sign up for the Good Neighbor program.
CALL 267.773.7969

In. For. And with the neighborhood.

J-centrel is located on a re-energized section of Kensington Avenue along the Market-Frankford El corridor in the Philadelphia neighborhoods of Harrowgate and Kensington.

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