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Disappearing benefit packages leave workers with chronic economic insecurity purpose

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. 
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. 
Tourism is a powerful lever for change that has been untapped and underutilized purpose

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.
Does the local nonprofit sector have the collective agency to make change and move us toward just recovery? purpose

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.
The Reading Terminal Market story: Will beloved public spaces return? purpose

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%.
Indonesian restaurants in Philly have kept operating through ingenuity and tenacity. But how much longer? purpose

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.
Impact development in Black and brown communities purpose

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.
Report finds CDCs produce $5.4 billion of economic growth in Philadelphia purpose

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.

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