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Maternity care crisis (averted?) feature

Apr. 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Maternity care crisis (averted?)

In the past two decades, 13 of the city's 19 maternity wards have closed. Philadelphia's maternal mortality rate is high, especially for women of color. Cause and effect? Not so fast, says Malcolm Burnley, who takes a deep look at the factors contributing to poor maternal health outcomes in the city.
Want to really impact a community? Invest in a CDFI feature

Feb. 27, 2019 3:32 pm

Want to really impact a community? Invest in a CDFI

They finance small businesses, affordable housing for vulnerable populations, and community facilities that provide health care services in underserved communities.
At this Senegalese museum, the walls belong to West Philly feature

Feb. 25, 2019 12:50 pm

At this Senegalese museum, the walls belong to West Philly

A collection of neighborhood-oriented videos made by Philadelphians is projecting on the walls of the new Museum of Black Civilization in Dakar.
Money Moves: Campbell Soup gave $700K to community initiatives in Camden feature

Feb. 21, 2019 3:30 pm

Money Moves: Campbell Soup gave $700K to community initiatives in Camden

Philadelphia-area funders have given $3.7 million to support local causes this winter, including mental health initiatives, neighborhood beautification projects, youth empowerment programs and more.
The importance of Black male educators and role models feature

Feb. 21, 2019 12:50 pm

The importance of Black male educators and role models

"When I was entering my teenage years, I was fortunate to have Black male mentors who pushed me to pursue my best self," writes City Year AmeriCorps member Michael Harding.
March For Our Lives Philly youth organizers: It’s ‘extremely important for us to participate in politics’ feature

Feb. 20, 2019 2:40 pm

March For Our Lives Philly youth organizers: It’s ‘extremely important for us to participate in politics’

Local teens are hosting voter registration drives at their schools and encouraging their peers to be politically aware. Plus, here's how to vote for the first time.
Mighty Writers and veteran journalists are helping Camden high schoolers tell their stories feature

Feb. 19, 2019 12:15 pm

Mighty Writers and veteran journalists are helping Camden high schoolers tell their stories

The neighborhood newsroom project will be funded by a $25,000 grant from the Lenfest Institute of Journalism’s Philadelphia Ecosystem Collaboration Fund.
Sharing without judgment: Why mental health support can flourish online feature

Feb. 19, 2019 7:44 am

Sharing without judgment: Why mental health support can flourish online

Groups like Angels in Motion and Philly Queer Mental Health Support Group create safe spaces online for vulnerable Philadelphia communities.
How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need? feature

Feb. 18, 2019 10:55 am

How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need?

Neighborhood organizations such as Simple Homes, Jumpstart Kensington and NKCDC are looking for solutions to a multi-ZIP code problem.
Four years in, rescue app Food Connect has grown enough to become its founder’s full-time job feature

Feb. 6, 2019 2:10 pm

Four years in, rescue app Food Connect has grown enough to become its founder’s full-time job

Megha Kulshreshtha and co. are now focusing on growing partnerships with food security-focused nonprofits such as Philabundance and sharing its successes.

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