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Shortened census count will hurt communities of color, but there is still time to be counted purpose

Sep. 1, 2020 8:49 am

Shortened census count will hurt communities of color, but there is still time to be counted

According to guest columnist Aggie Yellow Horse, the Black community is at greatest risk of a census undercount. Our Generocity infographic shows that Philadelphia, Wilmington, Camden, Norristown and Chester all lag in census completion.
When developing Chester’s arts corridor, investments are local funding

Jun. 7, 2018 8:31 am

When developing Chester’s arts corridor, investments are local

Next City investigates one investment strategy for revitalizing the small city, which includes a program-related investment from the Barra Foundation.
What Barra Foundation has learned from dipping a toe into mission investing funding

Aug. 9, 2017 12:55 pm

What Barra Foundation has learned from dipping a toe into mission investing

In the past year and a half, the foundation has employed two new investing strategies. Here's what it's learned so far.
Arts and Culture Take Center Stage in Revitalization of Chester results

Feb. 11, 2015 2:36 pm

Arts and Culture Take Center Stage in Revitalization of Chester

Last week, in a backroom of the Chester City Offices, a small group of residents nibbled donuts from the famed Phatsos Bakery and sipped coffee as volunteers interviewed them about how they engage with arts and culture in the community. Many of the interviewees are long-time residents of Chester (located 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia […]
Entrepreneur Works Crowdfunds to Expand Business Development Programs funding

Dec. 9, 2014 12:21 pm

Entrepreneur Works Crowdfunds to Expand Business Development Programs

Entrepreneur Works, a community development financial institution (CDFI) focused on small business development in the region, launched a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo last month with the goal of raising $10,000 to increase the number of community members it serves. The campaign is halfway towards its goal with 22 days left. The campaign represents a new […]
Riverfront Celebration Brings Chester Businesses Together purpose

Oct. 1, 2013 3:28 pm

Riverfront Celebration Brings Chester Businesses Together

On September 21, the city of Chester held its largest community event of the year in the parking lot of the Wharf at Rivertown, a former power plant turned business complex located on the banks the Delaware River.