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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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.
Leader List 2018: Meet 12 people of color strengthening Philly’s social impact sector feature

Aug. 31, 2018 12:45 pm

Leader List 2018: Meet 12 people of color strengthening Philly’s social impact sector

Nonprofit, philanthropy, local gov and biz pros working in the fields of hiring, women in leadership, social entrepreneurship, accessibility, criminal justice, LGBTQ, sustainability, leaders of color, community development, impact investing, civic tech and volunteerism.
A group of incarcerated men funded a backpack drive for Frankford kids with their prison wages feature

Aug. 30, 2018 12:45 pm

A group of incarcerated men funded a backpack drive for Frankford kids with their prison wages

Members of SCI Smithfield's Men of Action group, who earn about 19 cents per hour, partnered with Philadelphia FIGHT's Institute for Community Justice to orchestrate the drive benefitting students at Allen M. Stearne Elementary School.
This Philly program helps African and Caribbean immigrant youth thrive in their new city feature

Aug. 1, 2018 12:45 pm

This Philly program helps African and Caribbean immigrant youth thrive in their new city

African Family Health Organization's youth empowerment program hopes that by offering students respect and support, they will better appreciate themselves and their culture.
Philly community orgs collected 8,000 illegal signs in June. Next stop: Trash Academy feature

Jul. 18, 2018 7:45 am

Philly community orgs collected 8,000 illegal signs in June. Next stop: Trash Academy

Mural Arts is partnering with the city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet to repurpose the signs — many of which can't be recycled — into something useful for the communities where they were posted.
Philadelphia FIGHT is incentivizing teens to get tested for HIV with a hip hop concert feature

Jun. 25, 2018 7:42 am

Philadelphia FIGHT is incentivizing teens to get tested for HIV with a hip hop concert

Teens and young adults make up about one-fifth of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. — and the rate of diagnosis in Philadelphia is five times greater than the national average.

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