This week in social impact across the U.S.:
- Fast Company reports on how New York City’s new initiative, Women Entrepreneurs NYC, dubbed WE NYC, will provide free training and business services—including loan negotiation workshops, connections to capital, pro-bono legal assistance, and navigating government resources—for aspiring entrepreneurs.
- Artist Theaster Gates spoke at TED2015 about how he went from shaper of clay to shaper of cities. Gates has transformed several abandoned homes in the crumbling neighborhood of Grand Crossing on Chicago’s South Side. This includes his creation of the Archive House, a place to preserve the history of the neighborhood and inspire conversations with artists and community members.
- Last week, the Brookings Institution released a new study of declining job density called, “The growing distance between people and jobs in metropolitan America,” Next City reports. The report paints a grim picture of how suburban poverty is growing increasingly isolated from jobs and services as well the transportation needed to access those jobs and services.
- Passive buildings not only maintain a comfortable interior climate without active heating and cooling systems, but they also use less than a quarter of the energy of a traditionally powered home, according to the Passive House Institute. The New York Times reports on how large projects delivering hundreds of new passive units to market are in the works in the city and how city officials are watching closely.
What do you think about what’s happening in Social Impact Across the U.S.? How could Philly learn from other cities and states? Please leave a comment to help us bring the national and local conversations together.
From our Partners
Image via Flickr user Kate Ter Haar-30-
From our Partners
Leader List 2018: Meet 12 people of color strengthening Philly’s social impact sector
Sustainability work can be as diverse as Philly’s residents: SustainPHL 2018
‘Participatory design is sustainable design’: On landscape architecture and community engagement
Nonprofits and startups can win up to $360K at the WeWork Creator Awards
How ‘innovation ecosystems’ can be used to create new education solutions
Two cofounders of The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice just scored national recognition
Nominate a Philly leader of color to be recognized in Generocity’s 2018 Leader List
12 Philly immigrants who are ready to mobilize
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Executive DirectorApply Now
Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity