The William Way Community Center seeks to encourage, support, and advocate for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities through service, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.
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History of the Center
Founded in 1976 as the Gay Community Center of Philadelphia the William Way Community Center has over 35 years history serving the LGBT community in the Philadelphia region. The Center purchased its current building in 1996. Since then, the Center has developed an array of programming which include Community Services, Cultural and Educational Programs, Social and Recreational Programs, and Facilities Rental & Venue Services. Additionally, 14 community based organizations call the Center home, and over 85 more use the venue on a regular basis. The building is open seven days a week and is currently used by over 2,500 people each month. Read more...
Who Was William Way?
The William Way LGBT Community Center was incorporated as the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Philadelphia in 1974. The State of Pennsylvania and the IRS recognized the Center as a not-for-profit organization in 1976, and the Center...read more
The William Way Community Center encourages, supports, and advocates for the well-being and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities in the Greater Philadelphia region through service, recreational, educational, and cultural...read more
Avis Albaladejo, Facilities Coordinator
Chris Bartlett, Executive Director
Eric Bunting, Facilities Assistant
Fred Shelley, Bookkeeper
Jim Crouch, Maintenance Technician
Ed Miller, Senior Programs Coordin...