|Sen. LeAnna Washington|
(photo: Sen. Washington website)
Senator Washington, whose district includes the seminary and the surrounding community, has supported the seminary's development of several facilities that are integral in the public life of Northwest Philadelphia, including The Brossman Center, securing state grants to assist in building these facilities. Most recently, the senator has secured a $250,000 grant to aid in construction of a connector between The Brossman Center and the century-old Krauth Memorial Library, giving handicap access to this historic and important resource. While integral to the academic work of the seminary, both the library and Brossman Center are open to the public, with the library often used by members of the community for research, and The Brossman Center hosting a variety of community events and activities, including a recent domestic violence event hosted by Senator Washington.
Senator Washington's portrait will be hung in the public lobby space of The Brossman Center, where it will be on view by members of the public and LTSP students, faculty, and staff as they enter to use the facility that was made possible thanks in part to the staunch dedication and support of Senator Washington. The seminary chose this event as an opportunity to publicly thank the Senator on behalf of LTSP and the community she serves and represents.