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15 social impact folks on Philly mag’s list of 100 influential Philadelphians people

Oct. 23, 2017 11:24 am

15 social impact folks on Philly mag’s list of 100 influential Philadelphians

Philanthropic families such as the Haases and Lenfests, activists such as Feminista Jones and Black & Brown Workers Collective and more made the cut.
Philly is pushing the city’s diversity and ‘livability’ in its Amazon bid people

Oct. 18, 2017 11:00 am

Philly is pushing the city’s diversity and ‘livability’ in its Amazon bid

A new video series features familiar faces such as Mogulette's Brigitte Daniel and PiperWai's Jess Edelstein sharing why the corporation should land its second headquarters here.
The city’s LGBT Elders Committee is pushing a bill of rights for queer seniors method

Oct. 12, 2017 12:57 pm

The city’s LGBT Elders Committee is pushing a bill of rights for queer seniors

Led by Mayor's Commission on LGBT Affairs member and Community Legal Services paralegal Gigi Nikpour, the effort would seek protections for those in long-term care facilities.
It turns out eliminating cash bail would save the city $75M annually results

Oct. 12, 2017 12:27 pm

It turns out eliminating cash bail would save the city $75M annually

According to a new report by City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
Dear Akeem and Keep Philly Beautiful teamed up to answer your litter Qs method

Sep. 22, 2017 11:15 am

Dear Akeem and Keep Philly Beautiful teamed up to answer your litter Qs

Here's their advice for finding community cleaning resources, needle collection and more.
Solve Philly’s recidivism problem at this Reentry Project hackathon purpose

Sep. 19, 2017 11:51 am

Solve Philly’s recidivism problem at this Reentry Project hackathon

Calling all journalists, technologists, returning citizens and reentry-focused nonprofits: Collaborate for a cause Oct. 20 and 21.
Power Moves: Accessibility expert Ather Sharif is leaving Philly people

Aug. 30, 2017 12:55 pm

Power Moves: Accessibility expert Ather Sharif is leaving Philly

The ExoXLabs founder is heading to Chicago for personal reasons. Plus, the city named 13 members to its Police Advisory Commission, and United Way has a new board chair.
The Philadelphia Land Bank has its first full-time executive director people

Aug. 28, 2017 3:30 pm

The Philadelphia Land Bank has its first full-time executive director

Angel Rodriguez, the current VP of community economic development for Asociación Puertorriqueños En Marcha, was appointed ED for the government entity.
Here’s your chance to weigh in on the Frank Rizzo statue’s future purpose

Aug. 25, 2017 11:25 am

Here’s your chance to weigh in on the Frank Rizzo statue’s future

You've got until Sept. 15 to let the city's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy know what you want — or don't want — to happen to the controversial monument.
Vote to get these Philly panels focused on social impact at SXSW 2018 purpose

Aug. 16, 2017 7:45 am

Vote to get these Philly panels focused on social impact at SXSW 2018

All of these panels — we counted 30 — include Philly folks who are working in social impact in some way. You've got until Aug. 25 to vote.

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