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Purpose: These are the stories about the work that takes place which impacts our communities.

Connecting young people to opportunity and employers to talent purpose

5 hours ago

Connecting young people to opportunity and employers to talent

A new initiative from Philadelphia Youth Network will focus on providing “opportunity youth” (youth ages 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor working) with programming that can reconnect them to the workforce.
Report: Race, housing insecurity, and COVID-19 are connected purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 3:23 pm

Report: Race, housing insecurity, and COVID-19 are connected

CLS's "COVID-19’s Impact on Race and Housing Security Across Philadelphia: Philadelphia Renters Report" shows that pre-existing housing insecurity and failures to address structural housing inequities left Black and brown communities more exposed to the virus.
Opinion:  We could have ended family detention in PA in 2016. Why is it allowed to continue? purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 11:00 am

Opinion: We could have ended family detention in PA in 2016. Why is it allowed to continue?

Berks Family Residential Center "has been operating as a family prison since 2014 and this last year we’ve seen families face months of incarceration all while a global pandemic tears through prisons," says guest columnist Prudence Powell.
How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America purpose

Feb. 26, 2021 8:00 am

How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America

Counter-maps highlight the experiences of oppressed people, and Black Americans were among the earliest purveyors of counter-mapping, say guest columnists Joshua F.J. Inwood and Derek H. Alderman.
If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer purpose

Feb. 25, 2021 7:02 am

If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer

From touch tours to multi-sensory traveling boxes to ingenious alternatives in online programming, the museum in the heart of University City makes anthropology and archaeology come alive for blind and visually impaired patrons.
This Philly symposium was born from the rich intellectual tradition — and the erasure — of Afro-Latinxs purpose

Feb. 24, 2021 3:44 pm

This Philly symposium was born from the rich intellectual tradition — and the erasure — of Afro-Latinxs

Even academic institutions were not fully considering Afro-Latinx or Afro-Latin American contributions when the Arturo Schomburg Symposium at Taller Puertorriqueño started in 1997, says Evelyne Laurent-Perrault. This year's symposium takes place on Saturday.
What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia? purpose

Feb. 24, 2021 10:57 am

What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia?

Chicago is a well-off town with a poverty problem. Philadelphia is poor. But The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, Pew's Fund for Health and Human Services and GreenLight Fund Philadelphia are already employing parallel strategies.
Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery? purpose

Feb. 22, 2021 2:09 pm

Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery?

“It is hard to find balance between doing the work and finding the energy and resources to argue at City Hall," says Farrah Parkes of Gender Justice Fund.
Cathryn Miller-Wilson: Proposed legislation would acknowledge that immigrants are a public good purpose

Feb. 22, 2021 9:28 am

Cathryn Miller-Wilson: Proposed legislation would acknowledge that immigrants are a public good

"Throughout the pandemic, we have seen how important immigrants are to our community as they have been on the frontlines of our healthcare system and our food production," says the executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania.
Want to build skills to tell the story of your organization’s impact? Join the RISE Partnership’s Readiness component purpose

Feb. 19, 2021 3:14 pm

Want to build skills to tell the story of your organization’s impact? Join the RISE Partnership’s Readiness component

In this four-month engagement, organizations engage in group trainings and individualized consultation that lay the groundwork for deeper engagement, say guest columnists Samantha Matlin and Aminata Diallo.

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