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The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma results

Feb. 1, 2019 2:00 pm

The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma

The Take Care PHL initiative will aim to alleviate secondary traumatic stress in firefighters, correctional officers, social workers and the like.
This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again results

Jan. 15, 2019 1:30 pm

This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again

General assistance was reinstated last summer after a six-year hiatus. New legislation threatens to gut the program, which offers about $200 per month to qualified residents.
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.
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.
Leader List 2018: Meet 12 people of color strengthening Philly’s social impact sector people

Aug. 31, 2018 12:45 pm

Leader List 2018: Meet 12 people of color strengthening Philly’s social impact sector

Nonprofit, philanthropy, local gov and biz pros working in the fields of hiring, women in leadership, social entrepreneurship, accessibility, criminal justice, LGBTQ, sustainability, leaders of color, community development, impact investing, civic tech and volunteerism.
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records purpose

Aug. 28, 2018 12:47 pm

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records

Clean Slate laws are good, but Pennsylvania can do better, says Zane Johnson, managing attorney of the nonprofit that provides legal services for low-income Philadelphians.
Power Moves (Part 2): Damali Rhett is leaving The Energy Co-op people

Aug. 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Power Moves (Part 2): Damali Rhett is leaving The Energy Co-op

Plus, Philadelphia Outward Bound School's new ED, New Sanctuary Movement's new co-director and six more leadership announcements in Philly social impact.
How Benefits Data Trust will use $4 million to increase food security across the U.S. funding

Aug. 17, 2018 7:25 am

How Benefits Data Trust will use $4 million to increase food security across the U.S.

The Center City-based benefits access nonprofit received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to encourage SNAP enrollment based on data.
Power Moves: Education policy pro Ami Patel Hopkins is now a … teacher resident? people

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.
UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania results

Jun. 25, 2018 12:17 pm

UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania

The legislation automatically seals the records of people with misdemeanors who earn no further convictions after 10 years as well as those who have been arrested but faced no convictions.

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