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National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union purpose

Jul. 22, 2021 8:59 am

National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union

The changes necessary to meet the demands of the ATL Homeless Union are significant, but they are not unreasonable. Take a look at how some of those challenges are met in Philly, say guest columnists Ryan Villagran and Andrew Spiers.
Commentary: North Philadelphia residents fight for its future, call to stop gentrification and displacement purpose

Jul. 21, 2021 12:21 pm

Commentary: North Philadelphia residents fight for its future, call to stop gentrification and displacement

Generocity contributor Marilyn Kai Jewett, herself North Philly born and raised, speaks to community members about their ongoing work to make sure the neighborhood isn't "rewritten."
‘Defund the police’: What it means and what the research says on whether more police presence reduces crime purpose

Jul. 20, 2021 3:28 pm

‘Defund the police’: What it means and what the research says on whether more police presence reduces crime

Journalist's Resource researcher Clark Merrefield explores what “defund the police” means to criminologists, activists and legal scholars, recent research and what the future of policing in America might look like.
We can create a successful public bank — it’s our money! purpose

Jul. 19, 2021 10:25 am

We can create a successful public bank — it’s our money!

North Dakota's public bank is the most profitable bank in the United States, with up to 17% return on investment. Philadelphia has twice as many people as ND, and a lot more money. Imagine the potential, says guest columnist Constance Billé.
Brittany Bronson: ‘So many Black women get stuck in the middle because we don’t have mentors and champions’ purpose

Jul. 16, 2021 11:52 am

Brittany Bronson: ‘So many Black women get stuck in the middle because we don’t have mentors and champions’

The DEI expert and career coach with experience in both the private and public sector shares what she thinks employers need to do to strengthen DEI practices, as well as ways to improve retention of BIPOC employees.
How well did philanthropy respond to COVID? purpose

Jul. 15, 2021 3:42 pm

How well did philanthropy respond to COVID?

“What we have done well is to recognize that our practices and policies could be disrupted to be more responsive." says Vanessa Briggs of the Brandywine Health Foundation.
Person-first or identity-first language? The discussion isn’t academic purpose

Jul. 14, 2021 9:00 am

Person-first or identity-first language? The discussion isn’t academic

How someone prefers to be identified is based on their own past experiences, some of which may be very painful.
Can mindfulness make you generous? The answer might depend on whether you more often use ‘we’ than ‘I’ purpose

Jul. 13, 2021 11:33 am

Can mindfulness make you generous? The answer might depend on whether you more often use ‘we’ than ‘I’

Hospitals, schools, prisons promote tout its benefits, and more than 1 in 5 employers offers training in it. But the way we practice mindfulness may be making us more selfish, says guest columnist Michael Poulin.
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it purpose

Jul. 12, 2021 12:53 pm

Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures it

Many Americans in the past have been rudely surprised at just how inadequate America’s safety net is, at least in part because it’s based on outdated federal poverty thresholds, says guest columnist Mark Rank.
Culture Builder: How can employers confront The Great Resignation? purpose

Jul. 12, 2021 8:43 am

Culture Builder: How can employers confront The Great Resignation?

After a particularly chaotic year, two in five professionals report planning to leave their jobs. Technical.ly's Culture Builder newsletter explores how getting a plan might make them think twice.

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