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Social Impact Across the U.S. people

Jan. 27, 2015 12:43 pm

Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: In states that opted out of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, African Americans are disproportionately falling into a “coverage gap,” Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, reports. As for Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf has vowed to transition former Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan […]
Comcast Foundation Awards More than $642,000 to Regional Nonprofits in 2014 funding

Jan. 20, 2015 11:31 am

Comcast Foundation Awards More than $642,000 to Regional Nonprofits in 2014

In 2014, the Comcast Foundation awarded $642,100 to organizations in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Northern Delaware. Of the 29 nonprofits to receive grants, 11 are Philadelphia-based. Philadelphia READS, whose mission is to get students reading on grade level by 3rd grade, was among the grantees last year. According to Adrienne Jacoby, the organization’s executive director, […]
Azavea’s Summer of Maps is Helping Nonprofits With Free GIS Work Again method

Jan. 16, 2015 12:35 pm

Azavea’s Summer of Maps is Helping Nonprofits With Free GIS Work Again

Nonprofits nationwide can now submit an application to be considered for the pro bono geospatial data analysis projects done by fellows in Azavea’s Summer of Maps program. From June to August, the selected nonprofit organizations will receive pro bono services from a skilled student GIS analyst who will help geographically analyze data provided by the […]
Social Impact Across the U.S. method

Jan. 13, 2015 1:12 pm

Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: major announcements from the White House about higher education, huge investments in community development, and good news for renewable energy and community justice. President Obama announced a plan last week to make the first two years of community college free. There are conditions, including maintaining a 2.5 grade […]
Event: PhilaSoup Grapes and Grants funding

Jan. 8, 2015 11:57 am

Event: PhilaSoup Grapes and Grants

UPDATE: The event date has been updated to January 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Monday, January 26, PhilaSoup will host “Grapes and Grants,” an informational happy hour. PhilaSoup brings together teachers, educators and soup connoisseurs at microgrant dinners — fundraising events based around a meal — to fund small, education-focused projects. At the event, held […]
Best Stories of 2014: Education funding

Dec. 30, 2014 11:30 am

Best Stories of 2014: Education

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Helen Cunningham to Step Down as President of Samuel S. Fels Fund people

Dec. 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Helen Cunningham to Step Down as President of Samuel S. Fels Fund

Helen Cunningham, president of the Samuel S. Fels Fund, will step down in June 2015 after 23 years in the position. A search committee created by the board is now working to identify the next president. The Fund was founded over 80 years ago by soap manufacturer and civic leader Samuel Fels. His original philanthropic […]
Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Calls on Private Sector to Help Fund Adult Education people

Dec. 4, 2014 1:48 pm

Mayor’s Commission on Literacy Calls on Private Sector to Help Fund Adult Education

Video from Mayor’s Commission on Literacy calling for investment in adult education The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy launched a program nearly one year ago aimed at filling the gap in adult education in Philadelphia. The program, dubbed myPLACE, is a hub for adults who lack literacy, computer, and other education skills to connect with the resources […]
Coded By Kids Launches Monthly STEM Meetups method

Nov. 25, 2014 1:16 pm

Coded By Kids Launches Monthly STEM Meetups

Coded By Kids has launched a monthly STEM meetup, held on the last Wednesday of every month. The meetups are set up to allow a community of tech professionals, parents, educators, and business professionals to come together monthly to discuss STEM education. The group held its first meetup last month and will hold its next one […]
State of Young Philly Twitter Chat Roundup method

Nov. 21, 2014 12:53 pm

State of Young Philly Twitter Chat Roundup

Want to help us brainstorm ideas on how to keep the conversation growing past State of Young Philly? Email kristen@generocity.org and let us know! [View the story “#SOYPChat Recap: #PHLed, #PHLarts + #PHLsusty” on Storify]