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Sustainability work can be as diverse as Philly’s residents: SustainPHL 2018 people

Aug. 17, 2018 12:34 pm

Sustainability work can be as diverse as Philly’s residents: SustainPHL 2018

The third annual awards show from Green Philly celebrated community development pros, local nonprofits and other people and orgs making Philadelphia greener.
‘Participatory design is sustainable design’: On landscape architecture and community engagement method

Aug. 13, 2018 11:20 am

‘Participatory design is sustainable design’: On landscape architecture and community engagement

Here’s the story of how Manayunk-based SALT Design Studio engages neighborhood stakeholders with more empathy for greater effect.
In Strawberry Mansion, a safe haven’s founder aims to turn apathy to ambition people

Aug. 6, 2018 1:00 pm

In Strawberry Mansion, a safe haven’s founder aims to turn apathy to ambition

Kevin Upshur founded the North Philadelphia nonprofit 10 years ago so local kids could have a respite from the streets. Despite national press and high-profile partnerships, challenges persist.
Philly community orgs collected 8,000 illegal signs in June. Next stop: Trash Academy results

Jul. 18, 2018 7:45 am

Philly community orgs collected 8,000 illegal signs in June. Next stop: Trash Academy

Mural Arts is partnering with the city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet to repurpose the signs — many of which can't be recycled — into something useful for the communities where they were posted.
The Village of Arts and Humanities turned recorded interviews into a civic engagement tool results

Jul. 17, 2018 1:51 pm

The Village of Arts and Humanities turned recorded interviews into a civic engagement tool

"Home Court: The Hartranft Basketball Revival," an art exhibit celebrating the renovation of a North Philadelphia neighborhood's courts, includes interviews with community members about their collective past, present and future.
Nominate a Philly leader of color to be recognized in Generocity’s 2018 Leader List people

Jul. 16, 2018 12:50 pm

Nominate a Philly leader of color to be recognized in Generocity’s 2018 Leader List

This August, our editorial calendar will again celebrate the local social impact sector's diversity, but we need your help.
Meet PhilaImpact Fund, Philadelphia’s new place-based impact investment fund funding

Apr. 27, 2018 1:17 pm

Meet PhilaImpact Fund, Philadelphia’s new place-based impact investment fund

The joint initiative from Reinvestment Fund and The Philadelphia Foundation will finance neighborhood development projects in low-income communities.
Philly’s Rebuild project needs community engagement pros to get the job done purpose

Apr. 26, 2018 9:55 am

Philly’s Rebuild project needs community engagement pros to get the job done

Help the city keep its $500 million renovation initiative equitable and inclusive.
This faith-based organization puts ‘the soul back in solar’ energy in North Philly method

Mar. 7, 2018 7:46 am

This faith-based organization puts ‘the soul back in solar’ energy in North Philly

Serenity Soular partners with local churches and community spaces, plus Swarthmore College students and solar company Solar States, to make renewable energy more accessible.
On gentrification, education and teamwork: Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary purpose

Mar. 6, 2018 7:00 am

On gentrification, education and teamwork: Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary

Columnist Akeem Dixon interviews NICE President Jennifer Devor on how the volunteer org connects parents to resources while tackling the challenges that arise when we talk about race, change, outdated policies and class.

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