Laura Smythe, Author at Generocity Philly

Laura Smythe

Laura Smythe

Laura Smythe is a senior journalism student at Temple University. She works as the features editor for The Temple News, the university’s student-run independent weekly newspaper. She’s also worked as a Lew Klein Reporting Fellow at Philadelphia Neighborhoods and as a reporter for Covering Addiction. Laura fell in love with journalism while traveling Europe, Africa and Latin America, but calls Philly home. She’s passionate about community journalism and writing stories about health, women’s issues and arts and culture.

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NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work feature

Jan. 29, 2019 2:13 pm

NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work

A two-year training project supported by the Kresge Foundation will help the Kensington nonprofit improve its housing counseling, economic development and community engagement services.
Money Moves: 2019 has already brought in more than $3M for Philly nonprofits column

Jan. 25, 2019 10:46 am

Money Moves: 2019 has already brought in more than $3M for Philly nonprofits

The new year starts off with philanthropic giving to support child home visit programs, kid’s literacy initiatives, services for people experiencing homelessness and more.
A comprehensive guide to choosing an impactful MLK Day volunteer experience feature

Jan. 11, 2019 2:33 pm

A comprehensive guide to choosing an impactful MLK Day volunteer experience

Consider these 12 tips to pick a worthwhile event for both your employees and the partnering organization.
Money Moves: These 29 Philly nonprofits received holiday donations totaling $918K column

Dec. 27, 2018 7:39 am

Money Moves: These 29 Philly nonprofits received holiday donations totaling $918K

The grant funding will support causes such as youth tech education, childhood cancer research and reentry initiatives.
Can free backpacks and mentorship help immigrant and refugee students adjust to South Philly? feature

Dec. 10, 2018 12:52 pm

Can free backpacks and mentorship help immigrant and refugee students adjust to South Philly?

Taggart Elementary School’s Family Welcome Center will launch soon, thanks to a major boost from Navy Yard-based ecommerce company RevZilla.
Money Moves: Benefits Data Trust, Esperanza and 8 more Philly orgs just earned $1.78M column

Dec. 6, 2018 12:50 pm

Money Moves: Benefits Data Trust, Esperanza and 8 more Philly orgs just earned $1.78M

Plus, in the second edition of the column keeping tabs on philanthropic and corporate giving: Local Lyft riders donated a quarter-mil to causes through the app’s Round Up & Donate program.
Money Moves: These Philly impact orgs received a collective $3,921,660 in grants this fall column

Nov. 15, 2018 12:53 pm

Money Moves: These Philly impact orgs received a collective $3,921,660 in grants this fall

In this first edition of a new column tracking philanthropic and corporate giving, read about local funds supporting college access programs, youth diversion advocacy, solar energy training and more. (There's a donated house in there, too.)
MilkCrate is now building apps for nonprofits feature

Oct. 16, 2018 12:15 pm

MilkCrate is now building apps for nonprofits

In the past few years, the tech startup and B Corp has shifted from running a single sustainability-focused app to helping mission-driven organizations reach their digital goals.

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