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Brook J. Lenfest Foundation partners with nonprofits to help former foster kids go to college funding

May 11, 2021 2:58 pm

Brook J. Lenfest Foundation partners with nonprofits to help former foster kids go to college

“It’s estimated that only 3% of former foster youth who enroll in college will graduate. Through this program, we hope to significantly increase that percentage," said Pedro Ramos of the Philadelphia Foundation, which will administer the grants.
Updated report on gender diversity of eds and meds boards shows some gains purpose

May 3, 2021 3:59 pm

Updated report on gender diversity of eds and meds boards shows some gains

But racial diversity remains "dire," according to the latest update of 2019 census of board members of the 50 largest nonprofit medical and educational institutions in Greater Philadelphia by the Women's Nonprofit Leadership Initiative.
Beyond Literacy: Combining nearly 90 years of history into one org purpose

Apr. 29, 2021 12:42 pm

Beyond Literacy: Combining nearly 90 years of history into one org

Two prominent adult literacy orgs announced their merger this week, creating the largest adult education agency in the city.
Meeting the moment: An opportunity for philanthropy to think big purpose

Apr. 28, 2021 9:37 am

Meeting the moment: An opportunity for philanthropy to think big

"Philadelphia’s regional philanthropic community could help to trigger transformation in two of the most consequential arenas of government: public education and policing," says guest columnist Debbie Weiner.
Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice purpose

Apr. 21, 2021 7:00 am

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.
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.
The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools purpose

Apr. 13, 2021 1:00 pm

The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools

The district reports that it has stayed below a positivity rate of 1% since it began hybrid in-person and remote learning this year.
How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job purpose

Apr. 13, 2021 10:04 am

How race-related stress could be driving educators of color away from the job

More than 75% of the teachers surveyed by guest columnist Ain Grooms reported a negative sense of belonging, especially when they thought school districts would not devise policies to actively address equity and racism.
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.
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.

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