Nov. 10, 2021 10:28 am
Donations, food and God have kept Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission going for more than 140 years
The $75K contributed this year by Joel Embiid and the 76ers was a welcome surprise, says the Mission's CEO Jeremy Montgomery, but it's only part of the story.
Nov. 9, 2021 3:45 pm
Believe You Can: NFB’s Keystone Chapter draws talent from as far away as Nashville and Vancouver
"We know that blind people have the capacity to transform our dreams into reality. and this show is mainly about inspiration," said Harriet Go, president of the Keystone Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind.
Sep. 13, 2021 9:12 am
At PAFA not only have women claimed space, they’re making history
Photographer Deborah Willis, curator Brittany Webb, and board chair Anne McCollum are part of the art school and museum's effort to be "fully reflective of community" and look at "history that hasn’t been told and all the spaces of marginality."
Aug. 23, 2021 8:38 am
Becoming intentional bridges: Grads of DiverseForce on Board speak to the impact of serving on boards
The program has graduated 160 leaders of color from its certificate program and counts over 300 nonprofits as potential matching partners.
Jul. 14, 2021 9:00 am
Person-first or identity-first language? The discussion isn’t academic
How someone prefers to be identified is based on their own past experiences, some of which may be very painful.
Jun. 29, 2021 9:35 am
Dennis and Lee Horton say their own grief and trauma helped them to help others
"Police are trained to pull a gun. We need people trained to deal with people in crisis. And we know it works because we’ve done it on the inside," say the brothers, who are Certified Peer Specialists and Wellness Recovery and Action Plan facilitators.
Apr. 23, 2021 3:49 pm
In West Philly, a diverse group trains to break through in a field dominated by young white men
"Sometimes we get too focused on the deficit model in Black communities. But there is an ‘and.’ We can offer basic digital learning and technology training," says Soneyet Muhammad.
Apr. 12, 2021 12:41 pm
Black-led BanksGiving and Empify are focused on changing financial futures
Chris Banks and Ashley Fox talk to Generocity contributor Lisa Bryant about their financial education efforts in Philly. Not only what people need to learn, but what they need to unlearn.
Mar. 8, 2021 11:57 am
Meeting with legislators is ‘the only way things will be addressed’ for blind and visually impaired citizens
Congressman Dwight Evans confirms he will co-sponsor the Access Technology Affordability Act — one of four legislative acts the National Federation of the Blind has on its priority list for 2021.
Feb. 25, 2021 7:02 am
If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer
From touch tours to multi-sensory traveling boxes to ingenious alternatives in online programming, the museum in the heart of University City makes anthropology and archaeology come alive for blind and visually impaired patrons.