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

Hey, shoppers, forget Black Friday. Have you heard of Museum Store Sunday? purpose

Nov. 24, 2020 8:57 am

Hey, shoppers, forget Black Friday. Have you heard of Museum Store Sunday?

This holiday gift guide highlights 17 nonprofit online shops and museum stores to check out Nov. 29 and beyond.
In Philly’s Indonesian community, every COVID-19 death has been impactful. And prompts its members to help each other purpose

Nov. 23, 2020 11:03 am

In Philly’s Indonesian community, every COVID-19 death has been impactful. And prompts its members to help each other

The number of cases of COVID-19 in the community has been declining, but the effort to combat misinformation and get legitimate health care is ongoing.
Home unsafe home purpose

Nov. 20, 2020 3:07 pm

Home unsafe home

An alarming drop in calls to the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline during the pandemic can be attributed to the difficulty victims, who are isolated and afraid, have had in reaching out for help when sheltering with their abusers.
Opinion: A coup or not a coup? purpose

Nov. 20, 2020 10:03 am

Opinion: A coup or not a coup?

To many Americans, the word "coup" may seem alarmist and excessive when describing what is happening in the U.S. today. But now that Trump's calling MI Republicans to the White House, an attempted executive coup is what it is.
UPenn will be contributing $100M to Philadelphia’s school district over the next 10 years. But is that enough? purpose

Nov. 19, 2020 11:00 am

UPenn will be contributing $100M to Philadelphia’s school district over the next 10 years. But is that enough?

It's a start, say PILOTs advocates, but short of the $40 million a year the university would owe if it paid property taxes.
11 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet. It’s worst for older people of color purpose

Nov. 18, 2020 7:00 am

11 million older Americans struggle to make ends meet. It’s worst for older people of color

"The scale of the economic insecurity we’ve measured among older adults of color shows how critical government support can be to people living near the financial edge," says guest columnist Jan Mutchler.
A tale of two pandemics: A nonfiction comic about historical racial health disparities purpose

Nov. 17, 2020 3:30 pm

A tale of two pandemics: A nonfiction comic about historical racial health disparities

Three medical doctors are the main characters of this comic by Josh Neufeld, which explains racial health disparities and the spread of misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic and the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Opinion: Stand with hospitality workers against sexual harassment purpose

Nov. 17, 2020 1:00 pm

Opinion: Stand with hospitality workers against sexual harassment

"Employers, patrons, and legislators must get behind workers and meet their demands to create fair and safe work environments," says Sarah Fitzgerald in her guest post.
This successful Black-led org couldn’t get a loan that wasn’t predatory. Philanthropy needs to step up purpose

Nov. 17, 2020 10:00 am

This successful Black-led org couldn’t get a loan that wasn’t predatory. Philanthropy needs to step up

"YEAH is working on a shoestring, breaking the cycle of violence in Cobbs Creek. The program is evidence-based, and we should be tripping over ourselves to fund it," says guest columnist Sarah Martinez-Helfman.
Forward Focus: Dr. Adriana Torres-O’Connor on Walter Wallace, Jr. and the importance of mental health support purpose

Nov. 17, 2020 7:00 am

Forward Focus: Dr. Adriana Torres-O’Connor on Walter Wallace, Jr. and the importance of mental health support

President and CEO of Mental Health Partnerships discusses how they support marginalized communities who face additional mental health challenges as a result of racism and inequity.

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