Monday, October 31, 2005


Hello again. We have ANOTHER SEPTA STRIKE!!!
Just when SEPTA is getting more riders due to high fuel prices


Mark Krull
112 E. Pine Street
Millville, New Jersey 08332
856-327-9534/215-990-6254 (Cell)


Widener University Masters of Public Administration May 2004
Community College of Philadelphia Computer Information Systems. Attended 1997-2001 coursework: Novell NetWare, Windows 2000. Adobe PageMaker, Window 9x, Microsoft Office, Microsoft FrontPage
Indiana University of Pennsylvania BA Political Science/Sociology


Department of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1992-Present
· Career Development: (1999-Present) Work with Cash Assistance recipients in finding employment. Conduct referrals to determine appropriate job programs. Ensure clients receive timely support. Assist outside agencies with job development functions to increase clients’ self -sufficiency.

· Intake Eligibility: (1996-99) Determined initial eligibility for all public assistance programs offered by the Commonwealth. Conducted detailed interviews and analyzed information to determine the level of assistance entitlement. Interpreted state and federal policies to assist in eligibility decisions.

· Ongoing Caseload: (1992-96) Maintained an active caseload of 200 families. Conducted interviews for public assistance programs such as TANF cash assistance, Medical Assistance and Food Stamps eligibility. Provided assistance benefits and communicated with outside agencies on policy. Conducted six-month reviews of each family receiving benefits.

Comey Institute, Saint Joseph’s University (Teacher part-time) 2001-2002
· Provided instruction in computer literacy class portion of Job Development program for a multi-cultural program. Develop adult students’ basic keyboarding skills, MS Word and the Internet. Worked with a team teaching model. Program goal was to prepare students to re-enter workforce.

School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Insurance Administrator) 1991-1992
· Assisted dental student and patients with various insurance related questions and created initial insurance filing system used by the insurance office.
Completed all insurance forms and inquires to ensure proper payment


· President, Friends of Barkan Park – Since beginning in 2000 spearheaded raising $110,000 for park renovations by writing grants. Created ties with disparate neighborhood groups. Developed Community Vision Statement, Strategic Plan, Volunteer base, City of Philadelphia support.
· Member Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville NJ
· Block Captain, Walnut Hill Community Association – Facilitated first block party in 20 years as well as block clean-ups.

References available upon request

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Barkan Park

Friends of Barkan Park

A Playground

Ribbon-Cutting &


Ceremony for

Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell
Saturday, October 22

12 to 2 PM postponed due to RAIN
50th & Spruce Streets

Call 215 990 6254 for More info
Barkan Park has 25 year history in West Philadelphia. The park area was once a tennis court. The park was named in honor of Ben Barkan who was the founder of the Garden Court Community Association. Ben Barkan, his wife Silvia Barkan and the Community Association were instrumental in preventing the area from becoming a gas station. When Ben Barkan died in 1969, to recognize him for all the years of active work maintaining a unified community, it was agreed that the park should be named after him. During the fall in 1999, a group of neighbors in the Garden Court Community and other West Philadelphia neighbors, under the leadership of Carolyne and Mark Krull, took interest in the park and in March of 2000. The Friends of Barkan Park was founded, having Silvia Barkan as part of the membership. When the park opened, it had a fountain in the area where the playground is today. In the early 90’s the Tri-Block Neighbors convinced the City to construct a small playground. Today we come together to an expanded playground area and other improvements to Barkan Park

Les Paul in NYC

This past Monday, my friend and I saw Les Paul at the Iridium Jazz Club in
New York City.
We took the Chinatown bus for $20 bucks then the F train.
He is one cool cat for sure and a surefooted proformer!!