Mar. 28, 2023 9:35 am
Tokenism: The State of Youth Leadership in Philadelphia
Why Philly's 485,000 youth deserve a real seat at the table.
Mar. 21, 2023 6:27 am
Leading Through Youth Engagement
How local organizations are centering youth voice for organizational and community change.
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 […]
Jan. 25, 2023 9:00 pm
Youth-led Solutions for a More Just Society
For 15 years, a Philadelphia-based Youth Advocacy Program has influenced national and statewide legislation, learn how it can help your organization.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.