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Home visits from education experts are improving outcomes for Philly kids in poverty feature

Aug. 8, 2018 12:45 pm

Home visits from education experts are improving outcomes for Philly kids in poverty

In-home lessons for under-resourced families can improve literacy rates and shrink the achievement gap. Here's how they work — and one North Philadelphia mom's story.
In Strawberry Mansion, a safe haven’s founder aims to turn apathy to ambition feature

Aug. 6, 2018 1:00 pm

In Strawberry Mansion, a safe haven’s founder aims to turn apathy to ambition

Kevin Upshur founded the North Philadelphia nonprofit 10 years ago so local kids could have a respite from the streets. Despite national press and high-profile partnerships, challenges persist.
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.
Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system? feature

Jul. 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system?

In 2016, Bristol Township passed its own such ordinances. Here's what the impact and challenges have been, and why monitoring the places where people with addiction can recover matters.
Farm for the City: Growing an urban garden near City Hall to fight food insecurity feature

Jul. 24, 2018 4:26 pm

Farm for the City: Growing an urban garden near City Hall to fight food insecurity

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's garden at Thomas Paine Plaza is providing fresh produce for Broad Street Ministry and addressing the importance of community gardens through September.
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.
The Village of Arts and Humanities turned recorded interviews into a civic engagement tool feature

Jul. 17, 2018 1:51 pm

The Village of Arts and Humanities turned recorded interviews into a civic engagement tool

"Home Court: The Hartranft Basketball Revival," an art exhibit celebrating the renovation of a North Philadelphia neighborhood's courts, includes interviews with community members about their collective past, present and future.
These nonprofits still can’t work in their Center City offices thanks to that massive water main break feature

Jul. 10, 2018 12:55 pm

These nonprofits still can’t work in their Center City offices thanks to that massive water main break

The local arts and culture, counseling and legal communities are stepping up to provide temporary space to displaced tenants of The Philadelphia Building following the July 3 event.
We asked four Philly nonprofits how they changed after recent public scandals. They all declined to talk feature

Jul. 2, 2018 12:45 pm

We asked four Philly nonprofits how they changed after recent public scandals. They all declined to talk

At the same, multiple nonprofit experts told Generocity that transparency is key when dealing with a crisis of reputation.
This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court feature

Jun. 28, 2018 12:45 pm

This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court

In the ongoing legal battle between Catholic Social Services and the City of Philadelphia, questions of religious liberty and anti-discrimination in the foster care system are on trial. Meanwhile, the Office of LGBT Affairs is actively recruiting prospective foster parents.

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