Attic Unveils New Logo

Youth Center celebrates almost 18 years

The Attic Youth Center on S. 16th St. in Center City, a haven for more than 500 LGBTQ youth between the ages of 14 and 21, debuted its new logo during a major donor appreciation brunch this week.

“The Attic is approaching 18 years of serving Philadelphia’s LGBTQ youth,” explains Carrie Jacobs, the organization’s executive director. “We are celebrating new beginnings, growing programming and strengthening our organization.”

Jacobs says the Attic is transitioning from a small, grassroots organization into a more established, community-based nonprofit with comprehensive services.

The Attic is Philly’s only organization that exclusively serves LGBTQ youth by offering mental health services, academic support, career readiness programs, arts and cultural activities and HIV prevention. The nonprofit also provides training for other organizations wishing to provide safer, more inclusive environments for gays and lesbians in schools and social service agencies.

The new logo reflects these new programs and changes, says Jacobs.

“We wanted to update our logo to more accurately represent who we are and to reflect the work that we do supporting LGBTQ youth in reaching towards a brighter future,” she says. “The logo was created based on feedback from our youth and what they wanted the image to be. Overall the Attic provides a home and family for LGBTQ youth and saves lives.”