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Alex Vuocolo is a freelance writer and co-founder of SPOKE magazine, a free print quarterly about cycling in Philadelphia.

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This new Project HOME pharmacy will help create a one-stop shop for the underserved people

Aug. 27, 2015 3:16 pm

This new Project HOME pharmacy will help create a one-stop shop for the underserved

  When Project HOME first opened the Stephen Klein Wellness Center at the end of 2014, the plan was to eventually add a dental care unit and pharmacy. The space for these facilities was already built into the center. It was just a matter of hiring staff and pulling together funding. The wellness center, located […]
Nonprofits, it’s time to mobilize your people for election time people

Aug. 14, 2015 2:19 pm

Nonprofits, it’s time to mobilize your people for election time

On September 22, National Voter Registration Day, community centers, libraries and local schools will be abuzz with volunteers helping people register to vote. Generally, these activities will be organized by election officials, community organizations or partisan advocacy groups. Nonprofits VOTE, a national nonpartisan organization, is working to make sure the nonprofit sector gets involved as […]
Kids count: Report shows PA’s progress in helping children results

Aug. 13, 2015 2:11 pm

Kids count: Report shows PA’s progress in helping children

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, which focuses its grantmaking on helping children, has released its annual report looking at the state of child welfare in the United States. The 2015 Kids Count Data Book measures 16 indicators, four each in the domains of health, education, economic well-being, and family and community. With a few exceptions, […]
Philly nonprofits: how is the state budget impasse affecting you? funding

Aug. 6, 2015 1:45 pm

Philly nonprofits: how is the state budget impasse affecting you?

The deadline to pass a state budget is now more than a month past, and Republican lawmakers and Governor Tom Wolf appear no closer to coming to an agreement. Besides the bad press for the state, the impasse could have a negative impact on Pennsylvania’s nonprofit sector in the form of delayed payments for social […]
High impact philanthropy for a child’s first 1,000 days — a funder’s brief funding

Aug. 5, 2015 10:02 am

High impact philanthropy for a child’s first 1,000 days — a funder’s brief

The period between when a child is born and when he or she turn eight years old is full of both opportunities and potential pitfalls for his or her development. While it has traditionally been the job of parents and caretakers to help children navigate through this crucial period, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy […]
Lenfest Foundation awards $400K grant to Steppingstone Scholars funding

Jul. 31, 2015 2:26 pm

Lenfest Foundation awards $400K grant to Steppingstone Scholars

Steppingstone Scholars, a nonprofit that serves minority and low-income students with educational enrichment programs, has received a multi-year grant from the Lenfest Foundation that will provide $400,000 over the next two years. The grant will go towards expanding Steppingstone Scholars’ Middle Grades Academy program in two North Philadelphia schools. The nonprofit will expand its current […]
What’s the future of the Shared Prosperity anti-poverty plan? purpose

Jul. 29, 2015 11:53 am

What’s the future of the Shared Prosperity anti-poverty plan?

As Mayor Nutter nears the end of his second term, his administration’s token anti-poverty agenda plans for the long-run. The Shared Prosperity Plan was released in July 2013 and has served as a framework for how the City addresses poverty. It set hard goals for increasing employment, housing security and access to public benefits. The […]
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund appoints new executive director people

Jul. 27, 2015 2:01 pm

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund appoints new executive director

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, a city-supported nonprofit that provides operating funds to arts and culture organizations, announced its new executive director today. Barbara Silzle is replacing Lois Welk, who served as interim executive director since March, when June O’Neill stepped down due to personal reasons. During Welk’s tenure, the organization faced potential funding cuts of […]