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This successful Black-led org couldn’t get a loan that wasn’t predatory. Philanthropy needs to step up purpose

Nov. 17, 2020 10:00 am

This successful Black-led org couldn’t get a loan that wasn’t predatory. Philanthropy needs to step up

"YEAH is working on a shoestring, breaking the cycle of violence in Cobbs Creek. The program is evidence-based, and we should be tripping over ourselves to fund it," says guest columnist Sarah Martinez-Helfman.
How Philly is Trying to Restore Its Forests method

Mar. 24, 2015 11:30 am

How Philly is Trying to Restore Its Forests

Three of Philadelphia’s forest ecosystems, in Cobbs Creek, Pennypack and the Wissahickon, might just get a little greener. As part of the Parkland Forest Management Framework, released in April 2013 by the Urban Forestry and Ecosystem Management Division (a subset of Parks and Recreation), there is an ongoing and experimental process underway to restore parts […]