(Illustration by Steve Teare for Broke in Philly)
Generocity is one of 22 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push toward economic justice.
For the past nine months, Generocity has been a member of Broke in Philly, the 22-member reporting collaborative made up of newsrooms across the city that have committed to covering poverty solutions.
Here are a few topics we’ve written about as part of our involvement:
- How home visiting programs from education experts are improving outcomes for Philly kids in poverty
- General assistance, the newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians that’s now at risk again
- How misinformation and fear keep Philly immigrants from accessing public benefits
The collaborative has also hosted hackathons to generate solutions in North Philly, launched the forthcoming My Philly Neighbor series highlighting Philadelphians doing good deeds in their communities and created a resource map noting where people in need can find food, housing, public benefits and financial empowerment centers.
Now, we’re asking you what we should report on next.
From our Partners
Tell us: What do you want to see us investigate about being broke in a city with a 25.7 percent poverty rate? What burning questions do you have about what economic justice really means? What do you want to know about how the social impact sector is tackling one of Philadelphia’s biggest problems?
Ask some specific Qs via the form below and we’ll pick a few and dig deep to find the answer, then share it out in a reported story; Broke in Philly partners Billy Penn, PlanPhilly, Technical.ly and NBC10 are doing the same. We might even open a voting round when you’ll be able to vote on which story we tackle next.
From our Partners
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My Philly Neighbor: Meet Germantown civic leader Marie-Monique Marthol
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Four years in, rescue app Food Connect has grown enough to become its founder’s full-time job
12 Philly immigrants who are ready to mobilize
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