May 5, 2021 2:58 pm
Disappearing benefit packages leave workers with chronic economic insecurity
Many low-wage workers turn to the governmental safety net for their benefits package to supplement their paychecks. But our country’s governmental safety net is best described as a collection of inadequate assistance programs that vary state to state.
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.
Apr. 1, 2021 9:03 am
Tourism is a powerful lever for change that has been untapped and underutilized
The COVID-19 pandemic has only enhanced the need — and the opportunity — for tourism to become a driving force for systemic change, says guest columnist Jonathan Coleman.
Feb. 22, 2021 2:09 pm
Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery?
“It is hard to find balance between doing the work and finding the energy and resources to argue at City Hall," says Farrah Parkes of Gender Justice Fund.
Jan. 15, 2021 3:25 pm
The Reading Terminal Market story: Will beloved public spaces return?
One of Philadelphia’s most storied and solid attractions and home to over 80 vendors selling a variety of foodstuffs and crafts, RTM's foot traffic has plummeted by 50%.
Dec. 9, 2020 8:00 am
Indonesian restaurants in Philly have kept operating through ingenuity and tenacity. But how much longer?
Indonesian Lantern's Indah Nuritasari and Generocity contributor Sabrina Emms talk to three restaurateurs about COVID's ongoing impact on a sector that's a key part of the community.
Nov. 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Impact development in Black and brown communities
Guest columnist Shalimar Thomas writes about why this should be a top priority this giving season.
Nov. 13, 2020 11:00 am
Report finds CDCs produce $5.4 billion of economic growth in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations released a report in October examining the economic impact of local community development corporations.