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

Opinion: We can’t let learning loss worsened by COVID deepen opportunity gaps for Philly students purpose

Aug. 4, 2021 12:40 pm

Opinion: We can’t let learning loss worsened by COVID deepen opportunity gaps for Philly students

After a year out of classrooms and away from the traditional school environment, students need a chance to recover both academically and emotionally, says guest columnist Kathy Jacoby.
BlackStar: Shaping a new visual language and pushing the needle on inclusion and representation purpose

Aug. 4, 2021 8:48 am

BlackStar: Shaping a new visual language and pushing the needle on inclusion and representation

Now in its 10th year, the film festival — which starts Aug. 4 — has earned its place in the timeline of Philly’s Black sociocultural history.
Well City Challenge winner Hey Auntie! is a place where Black women can connect purpose

Aug. 3, 2021 10:51 am

Well City Challenge winner Hey Auntie! is a place where Black women can connect

Founder Nicole Kenney is building the platform to be a safe, authentic, culturally sensitive place for relationships and resources “with wiser and more seasoned women.”
MacKenzie Scott’s giving starkly contrasts with the approach of early white funders of HBCUs purpose

Aug. 2, 2021 12:13 pm

MacKenzie Scott’s giving starkly contrasts with the approach of early white funders of HBCUs

In his guest column, historian of philanthropy Tyrone Freeman outlines the history of paternalism of white funders, including those who helped many historically Black colleges and universities open their doors.
PAN wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025 purpose

Jul. 30, 2021 10:38 am

PAN wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025

For now, details on execution are scarce, but the Philadelphia Apprentice Network will prioritize sharing best practices. Partners include Philadelphia Works and Community College of Philadelphia, among others.
AP changes crime reporting practices to ‘do less harm and give people second chances’ purpose

Jul. 29, 2021 10:12 am

AP changes crime reporting practices to ‘do less harm and give people second chances’

Acknowledging that journalism can inflict wounds unnecessarily, AP will no longer name those arrested for minor crimes when the news service is unlikely to cover the story’s subsequent developments.
Youth aging out of foster care are at risk of homelessness. Is Philadelphia doing all it can? purpose

Jul. 28, 2021 4:40 pm

Youth aging out of foster care are at risk of homelessness. Is Philadelphia doing all it can?

Estimates suggest that at any moment in Philadelphia about 200 out of the 500 youth experiencing homelessness have spent time in foster care. They are sliding through what child welfare researchers call the foster care to homelessness pipeline.
Reflect back, reimagine forward: How Ben Franklin Technology Partners is investing in regional impact purpose

Jul. 28, 2021 8:45 am

Reflect back, reimagine forward: How Ben Franklin Technology Partners is investing in regional impact

The pandemic taught us that technology's greatest power is in impact, not just innovation, say guest columnists Margaret Berger Bradley and Megan McFadden.
Boards pay nonprofit CEOs less when they’re not in the room for compensation discussions purpose

Jul. 27, 2021 9:41 am

Boards pay nonprofit CEOs less when they’re not in the room for compensation discussions

Guest columnist Ilona Babenko's research found that after New York passed legislation to prohibit nonprofit officers from being present at meetings where their pay is being discussed, compensation was 2%-3% lower than expected.
Good Pitch Local is happening tomorrow purpose

Jul. 26, 2021 3:39 pm

Good Pitch Local is happening tomorrow

The event that aims to provide Philly creative media-makers and organizations with a platform for collaboration, will include an in-person element for the first time in over two years.

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