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

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 2:48 pm

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

Guest columnist Sandra Chafouleas says "behavioral vaccines" are especially important as schools seek to fully resume in-person instruction.
When little things mean a lot purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 10:15 am

When little things mean a lot

New sheets and towels. A suitcase instead of a garbage bag for your clothes. The security deposit for a safe place to stay. Joel Embiid's recent donation will go to provide what may seem commonplace but isn't common for the youth YSI Philly serves.
View from the economic top purpose

Apr. 8, 2021 12:42 pm

View from the economic top

For Philadelphia's upper middle class, the COVID-19 economic crisis barely hurt and has, the experts contend, essentially ended.
Want to be a fundraiser? Be prepared to wear many hats purpose

Apr. 8, 2021 9:42 am

Want to be a fundraiser? Be prepared to wear many hats

"To say we wear a lot of hats is almost putting it too lightly. We’re the middlemen, the sometimes unseen connective tissue that keep the wheels moving to connect supporters to our mission and keep the doors open," says columnist Valerie Johnson.
What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis? purpose

Apr. 7, 2021 3:27 pm

What does education have to do with action — in the face of the climate crisis?

Local universities and schools offer open access teaching resources and frameworks for environmental sustainability and resilience, says columnist Eric Hartman.
In a changing city, Germantown still has men who care purpose

Apr. 7, 2021 8:25 am

In a changing city, Germantown still has men who care

Men Who Care began life as a neighborhood cleanup initiative in 2011. Now the group facilitates anti-violence programs, runs virtual learning pods for students during COVID, and holds a weekly food pantry, among many other initiatives.
US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it? purpose

Apr. 6, 2021 8:31 am

US museums hold the remains of thousands of Black people. What can be done about it?

The abolitionist group Police Free Penn has been calling for the repatriation and reburial of the remains that are part of the Morton Collection at the Penn Museum. The group is holding a direct action at the Museum on Thursday, April 8.
Dan Rhoton: ‘What if Camden is a place you can source remote workers from?’ purpose

Apr. 5, 2021 12:10 pm

Dan Rhoton: ‘What if Camden is a place you can source remote workers from?’

Can workforce development spark community revitalization? A new coworking space for tech trainees and alumni launched by Hopeworks may hold the answer.
Opinion: The call for PILOTs is a call for wealthy nonprofits to invest in justice rather than charity purpose

Apr. 5, 2021 9:13 am

Opinion: The call for PILOTs is a call for wealthy nonprofits to invest in justice rather than charity

PILOTs have the power to "shift wealth from powerful and privileged institutions to the neediest and most marginalized communities," says guest columnist Angela Chan.
American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs purpose

Apr. 2, 2021 8:30 am

American Rescue Plan Act offers City opportunity to meet critical behavioral health needs

"We call on government, civic, and business leaders to think differently about how their resources impact mental health and substance use," say guest columnists Joe Pyle and Kate Williams.

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