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9 Moments in Philly Social Impact in May

June 5, 2014 Category: Uncategorized

This spring is flashing by with people and organizations making change in Greater Philadelphia. Our team put together a list of highlights in social impact from this May:

Pre-K for PA raised support for early education with a petition delivery to Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.
Follow the conversation with the hashtags: #investinece #iamprek

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Pre-K for PA Sends Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates

The Fight for Expanded Prekindergarten Gains Force in PA

Image via the Pre-K for PA

 

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Destination Frankford opened its second gallery exhibit, “Rediscover.”

Read more:
You can’t rivet alone: With new boat design, afterschool apprentices showcase skills, life lessons at Art Museum

Destination Frankford’s Second Gallery Exhibit, “Rediscover,” Opened

Image via Destination Frankford

 

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The Kensington Community Food Co-op announced its future storefront.

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Kensington Community Food Co-op Announces Location at Intersection of Frankford and Lehigh

From our Partners

Image via the Kensington Community Food Co-op 

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Philly Foodworks is bringing more local food into the community.

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Philly Foodworks is Helping to Connect Urban Farms to Local Food Economy

Image via Philly Foodworks website

 

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The Philly Bicycle Coalition organized a Ride of Silence to honor people injured or killed in motor vehicle-related crashes.

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Ride of Silence to Honor Cyclists Killed or Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents

Image via Philly Bicycle Coalition

 

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greenSTEM decided on winners for their student design challenge to create green solutions for gardens, green roofs, and green stormwater infrastructure.

Read more:
greenSTEM Network Wraps Up Projects in Three Schools

greenSTEM Network Connects Students to the Environment via Technology

Image via GreenSTEM Network

 

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Decarcerate PA celebrated their 3 year anniversary.

Read more:
Decarcerate PA: Anti-Prison Advocacy Group Three Years In

Image via DecarceratePA

 

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Amber Art and Design exhibited their latest project “Corner Store (Takeout Stories),” a look at cross-cultural interactions among Philly’s pan-ethnic black and Asian Communities.

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Corner Store (Takeout Stories) a Collaboration Between Artists and Asian Art Initiative’s Youth Program

Image via Asian Arts Initiative

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15 now for Philly rallies for a $15 minimum wage in Philadelphia.

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Coalition of Workers Calls for $15 Minimum Wage in PA

Image via Joe Piette

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