Gwyn Garrison, Author at Generocity Philly

Gwyn Garrison

Gwyn Garrison is a freelance writer in Philadelphia. She recently returned to Philadelphia, her hometown, and is eagerly embracing the stories that the city has to tell.

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This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court feature

Jun. 28, 2018 12:45 pm

This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court

In the ongoing legal battle between Catholic Social Services and the City of Philadelphia, questions of religious liberty and anti-discrimination in the foster care system are on trial. Meanwhile, the Office of LGBT Affairs is actively recruiting prospective foster parents.
Why the Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a hub of hope for the wrongfully convicted feature

Mar. 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Why the Pennsylvania Innocence Project is a hub of hope for the wrongfully convicted

The nonprofit serves people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit. It's crowdfunding to send four clients to a national conference for exonerees this weekend.
SOL Collective isn’t waiting for a safe injection site to aid those with opioid addiction feature

Feb. 6, 2018 9:34 am

SOL Collective isn’t waiting for a safe injection site to aid those with opioid addiction

Meet the volunteer group distributing Narcan and other life-saving items in order to "move towards a safer and more compassionate Philadelphia."
‘Nonprofits need to rally quickly’ to stave off the worst effects of the new tax law feature

Jan. 9, 2018 12:41 pm

‘Nonprofits need to rally quickly’ to stave off the worst effects of the new tax law

With the passage of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, nonprofits should be prepared to engage in policy advocacy, especially at the state and local level.
At this Chester County girls leadership program, grantmaking is in teens’ hands feature

Nov. 29, 2017 12:58 pm

At this Chester County girls leadership program, grantmaking is in teens’ hands

Girls Advisory Board "helped me realize that there are actually young people who want to make a difference out there," said one high school member.
Most foster youth don’t earn bachelor’s degrees. The Field Center wants to change that feature

Sep. 20, 2017 12:55 pm

Most foster youth don’t earn bachelor’s degrees. The Field Center wants to change that

Penn's Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, along with a new Stoneleigh Fellow, provides technical support to a cohort of four area colleges offering campus support programs for foster youth.
How Waterfront Ventures is (consciously) revitalizing Camden feature

Jun. 26, 2017 12:52 pm

How Waterfront Ventures is (consciously) revitalizing Camden

The economic development org and coworking space aims to attract or provide resources for 100 startups in the city. Here's how its upcoming pitch competition will jumpstart that effort.
What 3 Philly homelessness nonprofits have learned about building community partnerships feature

May 31, 2017 12:35 pm

What 3 Philly homelessness nonprofits have learned about building community partnerships

Lessons from UliftU, Back on My Feet and One Step Away.
Lutheran Settlement House is teaching teens about activism ‘on their own terms, in their own voice’ feature

Apr. 27, 2017 10:17 am

Lutheran Settlement House is teaching teens about activism ‘on their own terms, in their own voice’

Students in the Fishtown nonprofit's SAFE after-school program are learning about women's rights this spring.
Here’s what Philadelphia nonprofits stand to lose if AmeriCorps is eliminated feature

Mar. 29, 2017 12:43 pm

Here’s what Philadelphia nonprofits stand to lose if AmeriCorps is eliminated

Trump's proposed budget would cut the program, which places 2,716 young people in service positions around the city.

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