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For Shalimar Thomas, economic development and community betterment for North Broad are one in the same people

Jul. 12, 2017 12:25 pm

For Shalimar Thomas, economic development and community betterment for North Broad are one in the same

The North Philly native and executive director of North Broad Renaissance is a major connector of businesses and stakeholders as part of the nonprofit’s mission to revitalize the commercial corridor by 2020.
What a bus ride up North Broad Street showed about its potential future results

Jun. 14, 2017 11:38 am

What a bus ride up North Broad Street showed about its potential future

North Broad Renaissance, the city-funded nonprofit tasked with revitalizing the commercial corridor, has been busy making connections and improvements since it started working two years ago.
5 Philly projects are getting funded through the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge funding

Jun. 12, 2017 10:28 am

5 Philly projects are getting funded through the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge

Philly, once again, tied with Detroit for having the most winners of the Knight Foundation's annual challenge.
3 Philly nonprofits are national finalists for a $500K creative placemaking grant funding

Jun. 8, 2017 12:57 pm

3 Philly nonprofits are national finalists for a $500K creative placemaking grant

The Village of Arts and Humanities, Women's Community Revitalization Project and Drexel Writers Room are all up for a grant to use art in effective community planning and development.
How CDCs, developers and coworking spaces are growing neighborhood commercial corridors method

May 26, 2017 11:30 am

How CDCs, developers and coworking spaces are growing neighborhood commercial corridors

As discussed by a bunch of the people working in these spaces, including Lindsey Scannapieco of Scout and Meegan Denenberg and Tayyib Smith of Pipeline Philly.
Here’s a (small) look at what everyone talked about at On The Table Philly results

May 25, 2017 12:58 pm

Here’s a (small) look at what everyone talked about at On The Table Philly

Because with more than 300 tables hosted on Tuesday, we couldn't possibly cover everything.
Pa. is having trouble paying for both of these neighborhood development programs funding

Jan. 9, 2017 12:51 pm

Pa. is having trouble paying for both of these neighborhood development programs

WHYY's Keystone Crossroads takes a look at the state's reinvigorated Neighborhood Assistance Program and its struggle funding Keystone Opportunity Zones.
15 social impact leaders we’ll be following in 2017 people

Dec. 28, 2016 12:59 pm

15 social impact leaders we’ll be following in 2017

The voices we're most excited to keep up with in the new year.
A peek at the future of sustainable business policy under Trump purpose

Dec. 2, 2016 9:21 am

A peek at the future of sustainable business policy under Trump

"The reality of a Trump presidency has begun to crystallize," reads the latest edition of The Good Economist. Here's what that means on the policy front for sustainability advocates.
North Philly Peace Park is crowdfunding to build a school funding

Nov. 22, 2016 12:57 pm

North Philly Peace Park is crowdfunding to build a school

If the $20K comes through, the Sala Nkrumah Institute for Creative Labor will be one more step toward the park becoming what it once was before being forced to relocate.

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