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Gentrification and affordable housing: What’s the remedy to a sick situation? column

Apr. 18, 2023 6:14 am

Gentrification and affordable housing: What’s the remedy to a sick situation?

How local organizations are hoping policies and financing can impact the intersection between long-term affordability and gentrification.
Tokenism: The State of Youth Leadership in Philadelphia column

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.
Leading Through Youth Engagement column

Mar. 21, 2023 6:27 am

Leading Through Youth Engagement

How local organizations are centering youth voice for organizational and community change. 
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

For 15 years, a Philadelphia-based Youth Advocacy Program has influenced national and statewide legislation, learn how it can help your organization.
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.