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Stop the philanthropic PR bullshit column

Jan. 26, 2023 10:31 pm

Stop the philanthropic PR bullshit

Spoiler alert: In the season finale of LOOT on Apple TV, the billionaire main character decides to  stop trying to be “philanthropic” for all the wrong reasons — she pledges to give away all her wealth. “If It’s not philanthropy,” she says in a speech challenging her fellow billionaires. “It’s PR bullshit.” The scene reminded […]
Youth-led Solutions for a More Just Society column

Jan. 25, 2023 9:00 pm

Youth-led Solutions for a More Just Society

According to the Pennsylvania UCR, nearly 14,000 youth under the age of 18 were arrested in 2022. While there are a number of factors that lead to youth coming into contact with the justice system, many have faced and continue to face oppressive systems that prevent them from overcoming the mistakes they have made. Since 2008, the Juvenile […]
Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture column

Dec. 13, 2022 10:10 pm

Creating a Prosocial Emergency Shelter Culture

Prosocial behavior is the intent to benefit others, such as helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering. Since 2016, Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program (CSP) for chronically homeless men has committed to proactively including shelter guests in program management in order to encourage a prosocial culture. As peer leaders, guests help staff create the agendas for […]
How to support ‘newcomer immigrant youth’ in Philadelphia column

Oct. 12, 2022 8:00 am

How to support ‘newcomer immigrant youth’ in Philadelphia

Nearly 60,000 Philadelphians immigrated to the United States in the last five years. Nearly 1 in 4 are 18 or younger. Julie Whalen McIntyre of the Stoneleigh Foundation shares how to support them.
A nonprofit must have community seats on its board. Here’s how column

Sep. 7, 2022 4:24 pm

A nonprofit must have community seats on its board. Here’s how

If you’d like to add community members to your board, here's a playbook from one nonprofit that just did it.
Want to fund hope? Fund organizing column

Aug. 5, 2022 10:10 am

Want to fund hope? Fund organizing

How can we create hope? Samuel S Fels Fund program officer Shanell Ransom says organizing is that hope.
The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us column

Feb. 21, 2022 6:30 am

The “homeless hero” trope won’t save us

Surrounded by stories of economic success, it's a cheat to wait for a superhero, writes this homeless advocate.
The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’ column

Jan. 24, 2022 6:45 am

The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’

In the context of homeless services, innovation needs to move us closer to a fully realized human right to housing—not more tents, pods, or makeshift shelters.
An Omicron plan from a Philadelphia public school teacher column

Jan. 18, 2022 8:54 am

An Omicron plan from a Philadelphia public school teacher

I am now writing to you as a School District of Philadelphia (SDP) teacher and parent of two young children who are not eligible for vaccination. 
Philadelphia’s crises of 2022 column

Jan. 10, 2022 7:00 am

Philadelphia’s crises of 2022

Gun violence is its own epidemic. We all choose what we're willing to do.

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