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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.
5 smart lessons about investing to end poverty in Philadelphia funding

Oct. 23, 2018 6:30 pm

5 smart lessons about investing to end poverty in Philadelphia

ImpactPHL's recent panel asked experts to share tips for managing cross-sector partnerships, building ethical development projects in low-income areas and more.
Shift Capital founder Brian Murray: ‘Kensington’s opportunity is Philadelphia’s opportunity’ funding

Oct. 22, 2018 3:07 pm

Shift Capital founder Brian Murray: ‘Kensington’s opportunity is Philadelphia’s opportunity’

The social impact real estate developer on building equitable communities with patient capital.
5 community engagement lessons from the completed Philadelphia2035 plan results

Oct. 15, 2018 7:21 am

5 community engagement lessons from the completed Philadelphia2035 plan

Philadelphia City Planning Commission's director of community planning, Laura Spina, on how the comprehensive plan for the city’s development was formed over eight years and more than 100 public meetings.
In North Philadelphia, equitable community development requires community engagement method

Oct. 12, 2018 1:35 pm

In North Philadelphia, equitable community development requires community engagement

Esperanza's Gabriella Gabriel Paez and Firm Hope Baptist Church's Rev. Richard Harris discuss revitalization projects they've piloted in Hunting Park and Kensington and how they keep local residents top of mind.
Free Library of Philadelphia wants to make this clear: ‘We’re here to serve you’ purpose

Oct. 10, 2018 11:55 am

Free Library of Philadelphia wants to make this clear: ‘We’re here to serve you’

A three-year community engagement grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will train staffers of all levels to better serve the neighborhoods where its 54 branches are based.
A year later, Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge winners are slowly moving in results

Oct. 9, 2018 12:45 pm

A year later, Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge winners are slowly moving in

Just one business, a boutique audio design and production studio, has opened, but Shift Capital has pledged to continue to support the other eight.

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