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How one quiet man’s efforts to help those in need in Chester County turned into a loud call to action purpose

Jan. 28, 2020 7:10 am

How one quiet man’s efforts to help those in need in Chester County turned into a loud call to action

"Randy Blough is an instigator. Randy Blough is a disrupter. Randy Blough is my hero," says Christopher Saello in his guest column.
For the founder of Chester County Food Bank, its about more than just canned goods purpose

Jan. 8, 2020 9:52 am

For the founder of Chester County Food Bank, its about more than just canned goods

The org offers community raised-bed gardens, senior food boxes, summer food boxes, weekend backpacks for school-age children, a mobile market, bilingual cooking classes and a growing culinary workforce development program.
This Foundation CEO has worn many figurative hats. And one extraordinary literal one: a crown of onions people

Oct. 18, 2019 8:25 am

This Foundation CEO has worn many figurative hats. And one extraordinary literal one: a crown of onions

Columnist Krys Sipple chats with Karen Simmons, who has led the Chester County Community Foundation from an organization with $174K and a single Donor Advised Fund, to one entrusted with 400+ funds totaling more than $73 million.
The young philanthropists of CCFWG’s Girls Advisory Board gear up for a new funding cycle purpose

Oct. 14, 2019 11:00 am

The young philanthropists of CCFWG’s Girls Advisory Board gear up for a new funding cycle

The 16th class of GAB — whose first meeting was September 7 — has already decided its funding priorities: access to sexual and reproductive healthcare and education; human trafficking; and mental health.
‘Poverty can be hard to talk about.’ This is how SCCON starts the conversation purpose

Sep. 23, 2019 8:00 am

‘Poverty can be hard to talk about.’ This is how SCCON starts the conversation

Southern Chester County Opportunity Network's work is based on the Bridges Out of Poverty model — a framework for understanding poverty that brings professionals and communities together to work on solutions.
Mighty Writers to expand to Kennett Square purpose

Sep. 18, 2019 4:06 pm

Mighty Writers to expand to Kennett Square

The bilingual programming, says Mighty Writers' Executive Director Tim Whitaker, will help immigrant children express themselves well at a critical moment in time.
In Chester County, businesses and nonprofits team up to address community needs purpose

Sep. 9, 2019 11:30 am

In Chester County, businesses and nonprofits team up to address community needs

Columnist Krys Sipple takes a look at Leadership Chester County, which uses bus tours and a poverty simulator to teach board members about the real, often hidden, needs in the community.
Tamela Luce’s professional advice? Take up space and be heard purpose

Aug. 8, 2019 12:11 pm

Tamela Luce’s professional advice? Take up space and be heard

Columnist Krystine Sipple talks with the new CEO of Phoenixville Community Health Foundation about executive transition, bucket lists and herding cats.
LCH’s workplace culture is built on figuratively and literally meeting people where they are purpose

Jul. 29, 2019 8:00 am

LCH’s workplace culture is built on figuratively and literally meeting people where they are

Columnist Krystine Sipple looks at the organization that made its name as La Comunidad Hispana. Rebranded to reflect an increasingly diverse client base, it continues to prioritize responsiveness.
The Clinic: A culture of caring has created a safe space for community purpose

Jul. 16, 2019 7:10 am

The Clinic: A culture of caring has created a safe space for community

Columnist Krystine Sipple looks at the free clinic in Phoenixville, where the staffers say the spirit of Fred Rogers — caring for neighbors and cultivating kindness — can be felt every day.

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