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This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again feature

Jan. 15, 2019 1:30 pm

This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again

General assistance was reinstated last summer after a six-year hiatus. New legislation threatens to gut the program, which offers about $200 per month to qualified residents.
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.
Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park feature

Jan. 7, 2019 4:38 pm

Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park

"As Hispanic people," said President and CEO Rev. Luis Cortés, "we need to build institutions that we control.” Here's the ethos behind the North Philadelphia nonprofit's long-term community engagement strategy.
3 nonprofit managers on how to be a great (productive, actually useful) volunteer feature

Dec. 28, 2018 10:00 am

3 nonprofit managers on how to be a great (productive, actually useful) volunteer

Do your research, let your skills lead and consider donating your time during the non-holiday season, say pros from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Broad Street Ministry and Hopeworks Camden.
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.
As Philadelphia temperatures dip, homeless outreach workers distribute socks, smiles and resources feature

Dec. 3, 2018 1:51 pm

As Philadelphia temperatures dip, homeless outreach workers distribute socks, smiles and resources

A Generocity reporter rides with two Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services staffers as they encourage people living on the streets to take advantage of increased city services in the coldest months.
Share Your Opioid Story is collecting the tales of Pennsylvanians impacted by addiction feature

Nov. 30, 2018 1:19 pm

Share Your Opioid Story is collecting the tales of Pennsylvanians impacted by addiction

Philadelphia-based public health advocate Evan Figueroa-Vargas said he's participating in the statewide campaign in an effort to dispel stigma.
Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington feature

Nov. 28, 2018 2:41 pm

Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington

"Journalism has the ability to divide and dehumanize or to uplift and empower": Kensington Voice will launch in January with stories by both student and community media makers.
How misinformation and fear keep Philly immigrants from accessing public benefits feature

Nov. 26, 2018 3:20 pm

How misinformation and fear keep Philly immigrants from accessing public benefits

Immigration pros from Community Legal Services and HIAS Pennsylvania clarify who is eligible for benefits such as a healthcare and SNAP.
Why Raj Jayadev is helping Philly’s criminal justice system adopt participatory defense feature

Nov. 21, 2018 12:51 pm

Why Raj Jayadev is helping Philly’s criminal justice system adopt participatory defense

The Stoneleigh Fellow and MacArthur Genius from San Jose is working with the Defender Association of Philadelphia to implement the model, which "tries to make the family an extension of the defense team."

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