Sep. 9, 2021 8:56 am
Who makes $200K?
Tech has made many richer. Through a Technical.ly data analysis and the start of an ongoing series, we look at what it means that at the same time, in many American cities, racial income inequality is worsening.
Aug. 20, 2021 10:12 am
South Philadelphia Community Fund is a new ‘one-stop shop’ for benefits
Diversified Community Services and United Communities Southeast Philadelphia join forces to create a fund that offers direct assistance to low-income residents.
Jun. 23, 2021 3:02 pm
Peirce College launches accelerated degree to help Philly’s displaced workers through the post-pandemic recovery
PA's only institution of higher education focused entirely on adult learning, the 156-year-old college will offer Career Bridge, a degree program combining an accelerated time frame and stackable credentials, starting in the fall.
May 27, 2021 1:37 pm
Reducing racial wealth inequality and preserving beacons of hope through employee ownership
Guest columnist Sean Tamba-Matthew outlines actions that can drive increased employee ownership for workers of color in Philadelphia and successful ownership transitions for the city’s minority-owned businesses.
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. 22, 2021 11:03 am
Campaign for Working Families receives $1 million to help city residents file taxes
CWF will focus its efforts in North Philadelphia and partner with three other organizations to offer financial services.
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. 14, 2021 9:56 am
In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’
"We do two things really well — early childhood education and housing, so our focus now is on building on those services and figuring out how we can do things even better," says Otis Bullock.
Apr. 8, 2021 12:42 pm
View from the economic top
For Philadelphia's upper middle class, the COVID-19 economic crisis barely hurt and has, the experts contend, essentially ended.
Mar. 30, 2021 11:47 am
Jobs are key to the build back effort — but will they bring economic equity?
Middle class and working class workers have born the brunt of the pandemic — the illness, the economic disruption, the layoffs and the job closings.