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How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood purpose

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 pm

How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood

In their guest post, Drexel staffers point to the Community Lawyering Clinic and the Writers Room as initiatives that engage and serve the university's West Philadelphia neighborhood.
Knight Foundation releases report assessing Civic Commons efforts in 5 cities, including Philly results

Apr. 18, 2019 10:51 am

Knight Foundation releases report assessing Civic Commons efforts in 5 cities, including Philly

The initiative was piloted in Philadelphia in 2015 with $11 million in support from Knight and the William Penn Foundation.
6 professional development conferences nonprofit pros will want to attend purpose

Mar. 18, 2019 1:01 pm

6 professional development conferences nonprofit pros will want to attend

If you work at a mission-aligned organization — large or small— in Philadelphia, this is your list of not-to-be-missed conferences taking place in the city through the end of May.
‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’ people

Feb. 25, 2019 10:00 am

‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’

Community member Rakee Starwind writes that the neighborhood benefits when residents support each other.
My Philly Neighbor: Why Hestonville’s Juanita Acree encourages civic engagement people

Feb. 14, 2019 10:31 am

My Philly Neighbor: Why Hestonville’s Juanita Acree encourages civic engagement

The community leader organizes block parties, feeds the hungry and encourages neighbors to register to vote.
My Philly Neighbor: Meet Germantown civic leader Marie-Monique Marthol people

Feb. 7, 2019 5:05 pm

My Philly Neighbor: Meet Germantown civic leader Marie-Monique Marthol

In this first edition of a Broke in Philly-adjacent reporting series about unsung community leaders, the Pomona Cherokee Civic Council's president describes people as the neighborhood's greatest resource.
PIDC is hoping to spur inclusive growth in Philly with those new Opportunity Zones method

Jan. 31, 2019 12:36 pm

PIDC is hoping to spur inclusive growth in Philly with those new Opportunity Zones

"With a strategic approach at the local level, Opportunity Zones can attract private investment to support and benefit — not displace — existing businesses, residents and neighborhoods."
NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work method

Jan. 29, 2019 2:13 pm

NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work

A two-year training project supported by the Kresge Foundation will help the Kensington nonprofit improve its housing counseling, economic development and community engagement services.
Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park method

Jan. 7, 2019 4:38 pm

Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park

"As Hispanic people," said President and CEO Rev. Luis Cortés, "we need to build institutions that we control.” Here's the ethos behind the North Philadelphia nonprofit's long-term community engagement strategy.
Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington purpose

Nov. 28, 2018 2:41 pm

Why this Temple journalism class is launching a newsroom in Kensington

"Journalism has the ability to divide and dehumanize or to uplift and empower": Kensington Voice will launch in January with stories by both student and community media makers.

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