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‘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.
Who is covering you? Meet the new Generocity freelancers people

Jul. 15, 2019 8:00 am

Who is covering you? Meet the new Generocity freelancers

These five join a small but lively corps of freelancers who have been producing unparalleled coverage of the Philadelphia region's social impact doings for the past few years at Generocity.
From school districts to county offices, people in Chesco and Delco are concerned about the Mariner East pipelines purpose

Apr. 1, 2019 4:02 pm

From school districts to county offices, people in Chesco and Delco are concerned about the Mariner East pipelines

"In a worst-case scenario pipeline explosion on the Mariner East, we would have a catastrophe on par with 9/11,” says Eve Miari of the Clean Air Council.
Tackling food insecurity: Best practices from Bucks, Chesco, Delco and Montco method

Mar. 28, 2019 3:14 pm

Tackling food insecurity: Best practices from Bucks, Chesco, Delco and Montco

From listening to community to trauma-informed approaches, nonprofits in the suburbs diversify strategies in their fight against hunger.
Undersold and maligned, Coatesville isn’t what you’ve been led to believe it is purpose

Mar. 27, 2019 1:13 pm

Undersold and maligned, Coatesville isn’t what you’ve been led to believe it is

From spoken word poet Aadil Malik to Arts Holding Hands and Hearts to pop-up lending libraries, Sarah Alderman's film "Bypassed" documents a vibrant community full of voices clamoring to be heard.

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