OUR MISSION: To promote and facilitate the revitalization of Germantown's business corridors through a sustainable and creative approach to economic development.

Third Annual Community Forum: Gentrification


Save the Date for: The BIG G: Gentrification in Germantown…

Saturday, April 26, 2014, Germantown United’s third annual Community Forum. This year’s topic:  Gentrification in Germantown; this one you do not want to miss.

Re-Start Germantown Project with Philadelphia University


The Architecture and Landscape Architecture students at Philadelphia University are working in Germantown during the 2013-2014 academic year. Look for community meetings and presentations in  the weeks and months ahead.


Movie Nights in Vernon Park

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“Stars Under the Trees” Movie Nights in Vernon Park, summer of 2013, in partnership with Friends of Vernon Park and Citibank.

GUCDC Fundraiser March 6, 2014


Come Celebrate GU CDC and Germantown’s four centuries of rich history along with live music and tour of the Oaks Cloister.  Thursday, March 6th, 2014 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Special Guest  Honorable Ed Rendell


A portrait and timeline of GUCDC from its inception until now. Get a visual narrative of what we are doing, what is happening in the community and showcasing what makes Germantown such a great neighborhood.

Park(ing) Day 2012. GERMANTOWN’s FIRST YEAR taking part in this Nationwide event spearheaded by GU CDC. There were 4 spots along Chelten and Germantown Ave. GU, Artist Roundtable, Historic Germantown, and Un-Litter Us.

Park(ing) Day 2012


Re-Stimulate! Re-Invigorate! ReDevelop Germantown’s Corridor Feb 29, 2012 Engaging conversation with a panel of experts on best practices for operating a successful Community Development Corporation (CDC). …

CDC Expert Panel

Taken May 8 2013 in Philadelphia, PA

GU 2nd annual forum on Sustainability: It IS Easy Being Green. A great turnout and group of panelists sharing many perspectives and possibilities for a more sustainable Germantown

GU Sustainability Forum


Over 400 people attended the Re-Imagine Maplewood Mall Block party. Arts, music, jugglers, magicians, children’s activites, and lots of fun.

Re-Imagine Maplewood Mall Block Party

Ed Rendell hanging out at GU fundraiser

We Hit it Out the Park! GUCDC’s Inaugural fundraiser, “For the Love of Germantown” held at the Oaks Cloisters was a tremendous success. Ed Rendell, as always, was a dynamic speaker and motivator

FOR THE LOVE OF GERMANTOWN : GU’s Inaugural fundraiser


COMMUNITY PARTNERS | Friends of Vernon Park • Historic Germantown • Rockland Street Neighbors • G’Town Restoration CDC • Germantown Special Services District • West Central Germantown Neighbors • Germantown Community Connection • Germantown Artists Roundtable • Penn Knox Neighbors • Northwest Neighbors • Awbury Arboretum • Chew Bellefield Neighbors • West Chelten Neighbors

Community Partners

May 27, 2014

Stone Soup

 STONE SOUP; a cross cultural folk tale about collaboration In the story, villagers learn that when everyone contributes just a little of what they have, …

May 17, 2014
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Notes from the The BIG G

NOTES + VIDEO FROM THE BIG G COMMUNITY FORUM If you were not able to attend our 2014 Community Forum on Gentrification, you can watch …

April 27, 2014

Gentrification’s ‘winds of change’ the focus of weekend forum in Germantown

For some Philadelphians, gentrification is a dirty word or — at the very least — an eyebrow raiser. As they watch their namesake neighborhood creep towards becoming …