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YOUTHadelphia Teens Award $50,000 in Grants funding

Jun. 16, 2015 1:30 pm

YOUTHadelphia Teens Award $50,000 in Grants

YOUTHadelphia, the Youth in Philanthropy Committee of The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children, announced last week that $50,000 in grants would be awarded to 10 organizations within the city of Philadelphia which serve young people. Each of the organizations will receive $5,000. YOUTHadelphia’s 22 spring committee participants met weekly since January to set priorities and […]
#PhillyChanger Chat: Sonja Claxton of Social Chang(h)er people

May 22, 2015 2:00 pm

#PhillyChanger Chat: Sonja Claxton of Social Chang(h)er

#PhillyChanger Chats is a video series aimed at making Philly leaders more accessible. Featuring leaders of nonprofits, social enterprises, local government, and community organizations, these are people who are actively working to change Philadelphia for the better. Is there someone you’d like to see featured here? Email us at news@generocity.org. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OROA2RnbMEQ&w=640&h=360] Sonja Claxton is the […]
Two Women are Bringing TedXWomen to Philadelphia people

May 22, 2015 12:52 pm

Two Women are Bringing TedXWomen to Philadelphia

  Megan Bruce and Anastasia Kouriatova jumped at the chance to host a TEDxWomen event when they would out that they could apply to host one around the same time the TEDWomen Global Conference was happening. “I’m the co-chair of the Logistics Committee for WOMEN’S WAY’s Young Women’s Initiative, and of course, I’m a woman, […]
Pew Supports Seniors with $4.2 Million Grant funding

Apr. 17, 2015 1:30 pm

Pew Supports Seniors with $4.2 Million Grant

The Pew Charitable Trusts has committed $4.2 million to support Philadelphia-area organizations working to preserve the quality of life for frail and low-income seniors. Twenty-seven organizations are slated to receive grants that will help approximately 26,000 seniors meet their basic needs each year. “Low-income and frail elderly are among the most vulnerable members of our […]
Check Out All the Social Impact Events At Philly Tech Week This Year people

Apr. 10, 2015 1:30 pm

Check Out All the Social Impact Events At Philly Tech Week This Year

Here’s your calendar of social impact events happening throughout Philly Tech Week 2015, Technical.ly Philly‘s annual tech conference which runs from April 17-25. Last year, 25,000 people attended 130 events organized by 250 partners. This year’s Tech Week has just as many events, so we went through and picked out all the events that would be […]
Food Access in Washington D.C., Urban Policy in NJ, Water Use Restrictions in CA – Social Impact Across the U.S. purpose

Apr. 7, 2015 9:52 am

Food Access in Washington D.C., Urban Policy in NJ, Water Use Restrictions in CA – Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: After three years of severe drought, California is implementing restrictions on water use for the first time in the state’s history. The rules issued by Governor Jerry Brown mandate that municipalities cut water use by 25 percent. The New York Times examines what this means for the state’s […]
March was full of do-gooders– check them out purpose

Apr. 2, 2015 11:15 am

March was full of do-gooders– check them out

In this this month’s Mo-Ments in Philly Social Impact, there were too many things to include them all, so here are your highlights! Have something you’d like to share for April’s roundup? Email me at mo@generocity.org. [listly  id=”bIO” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
Training Women Entrepreneurs in NYC, Transforming a Chicago Neighborhood with Art, and More in Social Impact Across the U.S. results

Mar. 31, 2015 8:30 am

Training Women Entrepreneurs in NYC, Transforming a Chicago Neighborhood with Art, and More in Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in social impact across the U.S.: Fast Company reports on how New York City’s new initiative, Women Entrepreneurs NYC, dubbed WE NYC, will provide free training and business services—including loan negotiation workshops, connections to capital, pro-bono legal assistance, and navigating government resources—for aspiring entrepreneurs. Artist Theaster Gates spoke at TED2015 about how he went from […]
PPA Approves Taxi Worker Co-op Following Threat of Lawsuit purpose

Mar. 20, 2015 12:57 pm

PPA Approves Taxi Worker Co-op Following Threat of Lawsuit

After six years of applying, being denied and applying again, the Alliance Taxi Co-op has been approved by the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) for a dispatch license. The license will allow the co-op to finally send its drivers, who are also its owners, out onto the streets. This is the first time a co-op has […]
Center for Literacy Provides Classes and Tutoring for 1,600 Adults Every Year results

Mar. 19, 2015 11:30 am

Center for Literacy Provides Classes and Tutoring for 1,600 Adults Every Year

There are over 200,000 Philadelphians over the age of 18 that do not have a high school diploma, and as a result, they are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty as an individual with a secondary school credential, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey. The Center for Literacy, which started […]