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People: These are the stories about the people that are doing this work and some of their ideas.

Meet Hazami Sayed, immigrant leader and founder of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture people

Jun. 30, 2019 1:24 pm

Meet Hazami Sayed, immigrant leader and founder of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

"Leadership can be at every level and can take many forms ... In all cases, it requires grit — passion and perseverance with a long view," she says.
Mariam Ibrahim wants to increase English classes in Northeast Philadelphia people

Jun. 30, 2019 8:34 am

Mariam Ibrahim wants to increase English classes in Northeast Philadelphia

Generocity asked nonprofit leaders whose work centers immigrants to write about immigrant leaders they know. Here, the director of civic engagement at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians profiles Mariam Ibrahim.
Carmen Guerrero: From survivor of kidnapping to Philadelphia immigrant leader people

Jun. 29, 2019 12:42 pm

Carmen Guerrero: From survivor of kidnapping to Philadelphia immigrant leader

"Living in uncertainty and as if I was stepping on quicksand, I participated in and organized marches ... Without realizing it, we had organized the community — groups of women, young Dreamer students, day laborers."
Escaping Zurnita’s box: An Indonesian immigrant’s journey to find community people

Jun. 29, 2019 8:00 am

Escaping Zurnita’s box: An Indonesian immigrant’s journey to find community

Adjusting to life in the United States isn’t easy when home still feels like thousands of miles away.
These three young African immigrants are changing the game for girls in Liberia people

Jun. 27, 2019 1:00 pm

These three young African immigrants are changing the game for girls in Liberia

Summer Kollie, Princess Aghayere and Oladunni Alomaja, are launching Rebound Liberia, a program that will empower young women in Africa through basketball, personal development and literacy education.
Indah Nuritasari: ‘I believe that stories, journalism is very powerful’ people

Jun. 27, 2019 8:40 am

Indah Nuritasari: ‘I believe that stories, journalism is very powerful’

The Indonesian writer says she organizes workshops for immigrants and refugees because she knows how hard life can be for them.
AARP associate state director and Dominican native finds home in Philadelphia people

Jun. 26, 2019 3:09 pm

AARP associate state director and Dominican native finds home in Philadelphia

Yocasta Lora is one of the founders of Dominicanos in the Delaware Valley, a group of Dominican professionals promoting Dominican culture and leadership.
Kathryn Ott Lovell: ‘There is huge potential in Philadelphia’s public spaces’ people

Jun. 25, 2019 7:02 am

Kathryn Ott Lovell: ‘There is huge potential in Philadelphia’s public spaces’

One of two Philadelphians named a Public Spaces Fellow by the Knight Foundation, the Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation says she'll now have the chance to test drive creative ideas.
Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project people

Jun. 24, 2019 7:20 am

Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project

Plus, power moves at the City of Philadelphia and Resolve Philly; board appointments at the Mann Center, Friends Service Committee, Girl Scouts, PA Horticultural Society, and more.
Anuj Gupta on the power of the ‘common denominator’ public space people

Jun. 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Anuj Gupta on the power of the ‘common denominator’ public space

One of two Philadelphians named a Public Spaces Fellow by the Knight Foundation, the general manager of Reading Terminal Market will now have support while exploring how to best use our shared spaces.

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