Jan. 29, 2021 11:00 am
5 principles of community driven development — and how to actualize them
"We have to have a clear theory of change, a set of guiding values and a way to operationalize them," says guest columnist Dr. Bill McKinney.
Nov. 13, 2020 11:00 am
Report finds CDCs produce $5.4 billion of economic growth in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations released a report in October examining the economic impact of local community development corporations.
Feb. 10, 2020 6:07 am
Services will be held today for Felix Torres Colón, the executive director of NKCDC
Torres Colón, who died Feb. 5, is remembered professionally as a champion of equity and inclusion, and personally for his commitment to fostering and finding homes for senior and homeless dogs.
Mar. 11, 2019 2:00 pm
On pursuing equity and opportunity in Philadelphia communities
University City District's Alissa Weiss: "Too often, economic development is framed as a zero-sum game, where the needs of neighborhoods are pitted against the needs of the commercial or downtown area."
Sep. 17, 2018 11:39 am
What if the ‘unusual suspects’ suddenly became leaders in the community development field?
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations' Pamela Bridgeforth on advancing racial equity and leadership development in local economic work.
Jul. 9, 2018 12:45 pm
Power Moves: Education policy pro Ami Patel Hopkins is now a … teacher resident?
The School District of Philadelphia's former kindergarten transition fellow is heading back to the classroom. Plus, Fairmount CDC's Kevin Moran will lead the new Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and eight more leadership changes.
May 26, 2017 11:30 am
How CDCs, developers and coworking spaces are growing neighborhood commercial corridors
As discussed by a bunch of the people working in these spaces, including Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout and Meegan Denenberg and Tayyib Smith of Pipeline Philly.
Dec. 14, 2016 3:51 pm
Moving On: NKCDC Executive Director Sandy Salzman
The fourth-generation Fishtowner is retiring from the community development corporation after 21 years at the helm. She's leaving the neighborhood better than she found it.
Oct. 25, 2016 4:26 pm
NKCDC’s longtime executive director, Sandy Salzman, is saying goodbye
Salzman has helped the community development corporation revitalize the Fishtown and Kensington areas for over 20 years. She will retire when a new ED is named.
Mar. 16, 2016 9:19 am
This is what a ‘resident-driven’ sustainability initiative can look like
NKCDC's Sustainable 19125 & 19134 is largely steered by residents of the River Wards themselves.