Jan. 16, 2018 7:00 am
How Soil Generation is cultivating food justice leaders of color in Philly
The coalition of urban farmers advocates for a "community-controlled" food system.
Jan. 8, 2018 12:56 pm
Check out these Philly advocacy orgs’ guides to help displaced Puerto Ricans
Local aid coalition Unidos PA’PR and the city’s Office of Emergency Management made resource guides and a web app for those displaced by hurricanes Maria and Irma.
Jan. 5, 2018 12:00 pm
What would a women-led city look like? This urban anthropologist wants to start that conversation
“I think most people don’t walk around their cities thinking actively that they are walking through spaces that were designed by men," said Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman of the Women Led Cities Initiative.
Dec. 19, 2017 12:32 pm
These 9 businesses won free rent to revitalize Kensington’s commercial corridor
An audio production studio, artist incubator, vegan bakery and six more were the winners of Shift Capital's Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge.
Dec. 19, 2017 10:24 am
Independence Seaport Museum wants you to love the Delaware River
Its upcoming River Alive! exhibit just got a $2.6 million grant from the William Penn Foundation to make Philadelphians aware of the importance of the river and its watershed.
Dec. 14, 2017 7:20 am
Tell the Philly school district what you think ‘local control’ should look like
Mayor Jim Kenney is putting together a nominating panel that will select 27 community members to be considered for the School District of Philadelphia's new Board of Education.
Dec. 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Meet Samantha Porter, the West Philly Promise Zone’s biggest cheerleader
The new director of place-based initiatives at the city's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity wants you to know what's going on in the Promise Zone, a federal designation meant to reduce poverty in the area.
Dec. 12, 2017 12:56 pm
Philly’s reentry office just moved back to Center City
The Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders' move from 990 Spring Garden has been a long time coming. Here's how the new location will allow it to better serve returning citizens.
Dec. 8, 2017 12:22 pm
How broken instruments provided bonding — and a prop — for a Philly sketch comedy team
The members of Fezziwig, a house sketch team at Philly Improv Theater, paid to repair one of the broken violins from "Symphony for a Broken Orchestra" after using one of the broken conga drums for their holiday-themed show.
Dec. 7, 2017 10:18 am
STEM program KidsMakeItRight is exposing elementary schoolers to compassion
The social impact extension of local edtech startup SmartyPal is offering project-based learning for kids to tackle issues like environmental protection.