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Nov. 8, 2018 12:59 pm

Nominate an inspiring neighbor to be profiled by Broke in Philly partners

A forthcoming reporting series, My Philly Neighbor, will highlight Philadelphians bettering their communities — especially those that often get a bad rap in the news — without pay or formal recognition.

Neighbors of N. 3rd Street photographed for Philadelphia Photo Arts Center's 2016 Philly Block Project.

(Photo by Will Steacy/Hank Willis Thomas Studio)

At Generocity, we strive to tell accurate, relevant, productive stories about Philadelphia’s social impact community every day.

That means we both challenge the bigwig foundations and nonprofits and highlight the efforts of individuals to make small change in their own neighborhoods.

My Philly Neighbor is a forthcoming reporting series from Broke in Philly partners that seeks to bring attention to those who fall in that latter category: the everyday Philadelphians doing good deeds to better their communities, especially those communities that often get a bad rap when covered in the news — if they get covered at all.

(Image via Witty Gritty)

Our goal isn’t to make heroes out of them, or ignore the bad stuff. Instead, it’s to remind that good people do exist, and that they’re certainly not always the CEOs, the elected officials or even anyone paid to do the good thing they happen to be doing.

That said, “good” is subjective, and the My Philly Neighbor partners — including Generocity, CityWide Stories and more — don’t want to prescribe what that means. We’d rather you tell us: Share a few details about a Philadelphian you know who goes above and beyond for their community, and we may reach out to profile them in a future story.

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As a reminder: Broke in Philly seeks to change the narrative on how our city’s economic reality — and potential future — is represented by reporting on poverty solutions, not just the obvious problems.

It’s also a collaborative effort between 22 local newsrooms, from the old guard of the Philadelphia Inquirer to little digital-only outlets like this one and our sister site, Technical.ly. (Check out the latter’s recent Broke long read on Albuquerque’s workforce development efforts and what Philly can learn from them, and find Generocity’s Broke archives here.)

Questions about this series, or about Broke in general? Text 215-774-3212.

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