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Letters to our ancestors purpose

Aug. 31, 2021 2:45 pm

Letters to our ancestors

In this guest column, the three coauthors of the recent report "How the Pandemic Response Has Failed Young People" write letters to themselves from their descendants, imagining a future transformed by youth-empowering policies.
How the pandemic response has failed young people: Student debt purpose

Aug. 27, 2021 8:38 am

How the pandemic response has failed young people: Student debt

"I graduated into a pandemic saddled with debt," says Alexi Chacon, a member the Youth Action Board of Community Legal Services, and a coauthor of its recently released report.
People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 10:12 am

People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts

A report released this March by the Reinvestment Fund and Community Legal Services indicates that seven out of 10 debt collection defendants in Philadelphia live in census tracts where over 35% of the households are cost burdened. 

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