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With new funding, ACANA expects to aid more than 800 African and Caribbean immigrants purpose

Mar. 23, 2021 8:52 am

With new funding, ACANA expects to aid more than 800 African and Caribbean immigrants

CEO Voffee Jabateh says the $1 million grant from Poverty Action Fund is a good start, but the city needs to take small nonprofits more seriously.
Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 1:50 pm

Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people

"There seem to be a growing consensus that cash is the best tool in the fight against poverty. But is it?" asks guest columnist Heath Henderson.
Poverty Action Fund grants $1 million to LISC and LEDC to assist Philly’s Latinx communities purpose

Mar. 17, 2021 10:35 am

Poverty Action Fund grants $1 million to LISC and LEDC to assist Philly’s Latinx communities

The organizations hope to create “a place-based, collective service delivery model” to create the ultimate in coordination — one-stop shopping to tackle poverty.
Denise Gomez DelSignore is part of a team focused on fostering economic stability in Philly purpose

Mar. 10, 2021 2:57 pm

Denise Gomez DelSignore is part of a team focused on fostering economic stability in Philly

Through the Family Stability Community Challenge, UWGPSNJ identified four high-performing nonprofit organizations — the Poverty Action Fund's first grantees — whose proposals connect individuals and families to important economic security programs.
What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia? purpose

Feb. 24, 2021 10:57 am

What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia?

Chicago is a well-off town with a poverty problem. Philadelphia is poor. But The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, Pew's Fund for Health and Human Services and GreenLight Fund Philadelphia are already employing parallel strategies.
How would a Poverty Tracker work in Philadelphia and what could it accomplish? purpose

Feb. 16, 2021 1:27 pm

How would a Poverty Tracker work in Philadelphia and what could it accomplish?

While no official announcements regarding plans to conduct a longitudinal study of poverty in Philadelphia have been made yet, beginning to hypothesize or imagine how such a study would work in the city may be a worthwhile exercise.
What can short-term credentialing do for economic mobility in West Philly? purpose

Feb. 10, 2021 10:20 am

What can short-term credentialing do for economic mobility in West Philly?

These organizations with ties to the neighborhoods are putting the city to work, one person at a time.
In Mantua: If benefits are building blocks, what do we do about benefit cliffs? purpose

Jan. 13, 2021 9:00 am

In Mantua: If benefits are building blocks, what do we do about benefit cliffs?

When people who receive benefits increase earned income as well, they often face a "benefits cliff," where the benefits taper off before sustainable economic self-sufficiency and growth can occur.
Can EITC be a tool for poverty alleviation or wealth building in Fairhill? purpose

Jan. 11, 2021 11:09 am

Can EITC be a tool for poverty alleviation or wealth building in Fairhill?

“We need to develop systems to ensure warm and effective connectivity between the free tax prep and the comprehensive set of public benefits, subsidies, supports, and resources," says Will Gonzalez, executive director of Ceiba.
What has COVID-19 shown us about gaps in poverty alleviation? A look at South Philly purpose

Dec. 15, 2020 1:12 pm

What has COVID-19 shown us about gaps in poverty alleviation? A look at South Philly

Generocity contributor Erin Flynn Jay writes about how service providers in South Philly — who relied on walk-in traffic pre-COVID — have had to retool and strengthen partnerships to keep reaching community members in need.

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