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That thing you do: What happened around Philly in May purpose

May 28, 2019 8:02 am

That thing you do: What happened around Philly in May

Nonprofits and businesses across the city were busy making their presence felt this past month.
Why hundreds of people will walk up the Comcast Center this spring purpose

Feb. 9, 2016 2:18 pm

Why hundreds of people will walk up the Comcast Center this spring

It's a charity event for leukemia called the Big Climb, brought to Philadelphia by way of Seattle and a 15-year-old named Duncan Glew.
PHLConvos: Comcast Community Hearings purpose

Apr. 30, 2015 10:44 am

PHLConvos: Comcast Community Hearings

There are important conversations constantly going on across the city, across all sectors, all working to address the big issues Philly is facing. With PHLconvos, the Generocity.org team highlights those conversations so that you can keep track: The City of Philadelphia is in the process of negotiating its 15-year cable franchise agreement with Comcast and […]
Marriage Equality, Welfare Rules and Banning GMOs – Social Impact Across the U.S. purpose

Apr. 28, 2015 8:30 am

Marriage Equality, Welfare Rules and Banning GMOs – Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: Mexican food chain Chipotle, which has embraced a number of sustainable practices, will no longer source genetically-modified organisms. Quartz examines the debate over GMOs and what the company’s decisions means. Comcast announced last week that it would no longer pursue a merger with Time Warner after the U.S. […]
Thoughts on Mayor Nutter’s Priorities and Accomplishments Update purpose

Mar. 4, 2015 11:31 am

Thoughts on Mayor Nutter’s Priorities and Accomplishments Update

Series Intro: This series, titled Thoughts on a Movement, is intended to explore the philosophical implications and systems changes that are made possible by our society’s shift to sustainable practices. The author hopes to offer thoughts, opinions, and analysis on issues and innovations in the sustainability movement that inspire readers to both connect with and […]
Biz Journal: Local duo creates Internet company to compete with Comcast, Verizon method

Feb. 25, 2015 11:35 am

Biz Journal: Local duo creates Internet company to compete with Comcast, Verizon

This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal here. A startup duo wants to give Internet users in Philadelphia a more affordable, versatile and practical alternative to the Comcasts and Verizons of the world. David Platt, 43, and James Gregory, 35, have been spearheading Bamboowifi, a wireless Internet service provider, since last year. (If […]
#PhillyChangers Chat: Paul Wright of EveryBlock people

Feb. 18, 2015 1:59 pm

#PhillyChangers Chat: Paul Wright of EveryBlock

#PhillyChanger Chats is a video series aimed at making Philly leaders more accessible. We’ll be featuring leaders of nonprofits, social enterprises, local government, and community organizers who are active in the city. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYBWhES8RqI&w=700&h=394] Is there someone you’d like to see featured here? Email us at news@generocity.org. Paul Wright is director of local media development […]
Kicking Off Work-Study, Cristo Rey Youth Get ‘Drafted’ by Area Businesses funding

Sep. 8, 2014 12:38 pm

Kicking Off Work-Study, Cristo Rey Youth Get ‘Drafted’ by Area Businesses

Crammed into a basement auditorium, dense with late-August heat, 350 high school students waited to be drafted — NFL-draft style — by dozens of local businesses. Employees and a few CEOs circled the students, shaking hands and passing out hats, shirts and other company-branded gear. It was “signing day” at Cristo Rey Philadelphia, a college-prep […]
News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations funding

Mar. 7, 2014 10:54 am

News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations

  Mayor Nutter Announces 2014 Budget Proposal Mayor Nutter announced his annual budget proposal on Thursday. Some of the highlights include increased funding for Licenses & Inspections – in light of recent building collapses – and the highest capital budget since 2002. [Philadelphia Business Journal]  Starr Fund-raises for Philly Schools Restaurant magnate Stephen Starr is using […]
LIFT Partners with Comcast to Bridge the Digital Divide in Low-Income Communities method

Feb. 25, 2014 1:53 pm

LIFT Partners with Comcast to Bridge the Digital Divide in Low-Income Communities

Top of the Comcast Center at night. Photo via Flickr user Kevin Burkett  LIFT, a national nonprofit which focuses on lifting families out of poverty, is partnering with Comcast to expand it’s digital literacy program in four low-income communities. In addition to Philadelphia, other cities  served by the program include Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Through a […]