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

Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice purpose

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Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Columnist Ami Patel Hopkins offers resources for educators and parents to continue to empower students and children to use their voices — as 17-year-old Darnella did — and to hold people accountable.
Reactions to the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial purpose

Apr. 20, 2021 5:54 pm

Reactions to the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial

The Twitterverse exploded with reactions. Here are some tweets from some folks from Philadelphia's nonprofit and civic sectors.
Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve? purpose

Apr. 20, 2021 8:41 am

Opinion: Why aren’t we paying our early childhood educators what they deserve?

"It is time for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia to invest in teachers by increasing the per child rate provided to the organizations who are educating our young children," says guest columnist Kathy McHale.
Nonprofits can learn a lot about mutual aid from the team that was at Taggart Elementary on Saturday purpose

Apr. 19, 2021 1:29 pm

Nonprofits can learn a lot about mutual aid from the team that was at Taggart Elementary on Saturday

"It’s not a job. It’s helping the people taking care of the people. It’s being out reaching the people where they are," Caring for Friends CEO Vincent Schiavone told new Generocity contributor Marilyn Kai Jewett.
Are America’s schools safe for Asian Americans? purpose

Apr. 19, 2021 10:41 am

Are America’s schools safe for Asian Americans?

The rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic has prompted many Asian American parents to enroll their children in remote learning out of concern for their child’s safety at school.
Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system purpose

Apr. 16, 2021 1:15 pm

Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system

Instituting "Blind Removal" meetings coupled with implicit bias training for caseworkers has yielded good results in New York and Michigan, but not without controversy.
Does your organization’s IRL office matter anymore? purpose

Apr. 16, 2021 8:47 am

Does your organization’s IRL office matter anymore?

Our sister site, Technical.ly has been asking technologists what they expect post-pandemic work to look like, and now we're bringing Generocity into the convo. Join us at Technical.ly's public Slack on April 23 for a live discussion.
Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 3:26 pm

Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents

Investigative reporter Steve Volk examines the challenges and opportunities facing the foster care system in part one of a two-part series.
People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 10:12 am

People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts

A report released this March by the Reinvestment Fund and Community Legal Services indicates that seven out of 10 debt collection defendants in Philadelphia live in census tracts where over 35% of the households are cost burdened. 
This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money purpose

Apr. 14, 2021 3:18 pm

This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money

"Addressing the behavioral health needs of all Philadelphians will require robust, cross-sector interventions across a spectrum of health promotion, prevention and early intervention, treatment, and maintenance," says guest columnist Joe Pyle.

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