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Sustainability and public art: A closer connection than you’d think medium

Nov. 1, 2021 3:09 pm

Sustainability and public art: A closer connection than you’d think

Global Philadelphia's vision is to create 17 outdoor artworks to illustrate each of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals — with the help of corporate sponsors, says guest columnist Robert McNeill.
Adult learners need digital literacy, too medium

Oct. 26, 2021 12:19 pm

Adult learners need digital literacy, too

By combining traditional literacy and digital literacy education, this partnership between Comcast and Beyond Literacy wants to ensure that adult learners of all backgrounds have the tools needed to succeed.
Pew’s data dashboard offers a real-time glimpse of Philly’s economy medium

Oct. 15, 2021 9:15 am

Pew’s data dashboard offers a real-time glimpse of Philly’s economy

The goal of the dashboard is to inform the public, policymakers and stakeholders who shape the city’s strategies for recovery and growth.
6 events celebrating Day of the Dead in Philadelphia medium

Oct. 13, 2021 12:07 pm

6 events celebrating Day of the Dead in Philadelphia

This year, the public events kick off in LOVE Park on October 15 and continue through October 31.
How Temple’s Small Business Development Center is working to bridge the digital divide medium

Oct. 12, 2021 8:44 am

How Temple’s Small Business Development Center is working to bridge the digital divide

With the new PA Digital Transformation eCommerce Program, the SBDC wants to help entrepreneurs thrive in the digital economy. It's also expanding to locations outside of North Philadelphia.
Philly’s first ‘green bank’ will connect clean energy projects to capital medium

Oct. 11, 2021 1:07 pm

Philly’s first ‘green bank’ will connect clean energy projects to capital

Here's what Executive Director Maryrose Myrtetus says the recently launched Philadelphia Green Capital Corp. could mean for the city's environmental needs.
Businesses that suffered losses from Hurricane Ida’s flooding have until Oct. 10 to apply for help medium

Oct. 8, 2021 8:29 am

Businesses that suffered losses from Hurricane Ida’s flooding have until Oct. 10 to apply for help

The Merchants Fund is providing grants of up to $5,000 to Philadelphia businesses that have suffered direct physical damage and/or inventory losses.
Digital access is foundational. What are local orgs doing to improve it? medium

Oct. 6, 2021 11:32 am

Digital access is foundational. What are local orgs doing to improve it?

Last week we asked our community — via our daily newsletter — to tell us what they and/or their organizations are doing to help improve digital access in the region. Here are their responses.
A strong school district = stronger communities medium

Oct. 1, 2021 4:02 pm

A strong school district = stronger communities

"For the Fund of the School District of Philadelphia, it’s a priority that the next superintendent has this unique trait of understanding and uplifting partnership development," says guest columnist Donna Frisby-Greenwood.
Opinion: It’s time to permanently close Berks County’s immigrant detention center medium

Sep. 29, 2021 9:40 am

Opinion: It’s time to permanently close Berks County’s immigrant detention center

"As we speak, the Biden administration is pushing to turn the Berks County family prison into a women's prison," says guest columnist Jasmine Rivera.