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Pa.’s first step toward nixing life without parole could be taken this week method

Oct. 17, 2016 11:58 am

Pa.’s first step toward nixing life without parole could be taken this week

In Pa., being sentenced to life without parole is equivalent to being sentenced to death. This Tuesday, a coalition of advocates will rally in Harrisburg to support reforms once deemed nonviable.
Moving On: Norris Square Neighborhood Project’s Amanda Morales Pratt people

Sep. 2, 2016 12:42 pm

Moving On: Norris Square Neighborhood Project’s Amanda Morales Pratt

The development and marketing manager on what funders get wrong about grassroots nonprofits, and what organizational sustainability actually looks like.
Returning citizens need political representation and Bill Cobb has a plan to make it happen people

Aug. 18, 2016 12:57 pm

Returning citizens need political representation and Bill Cobb has a plan to make it happen

Here's how the prison reform advocate wants to increase civic engagement among formerly incarcerated voters like himself.
Partners in Health’s local fundraising and advocacy arm was resurrected by volunteers results

Jun. 2, 2016 8:18 am

Partners in Health’s local fundraising and advocacy arm was resurrected by volunteers

The global health nonprofit is propelled by all-volunteer grassroots groups across the world. The Philly chapter was all but dead until a handful of volunteers rallied in 2012.
A grassroots design workshop for activists is launching this summer purpose

May 31, 2016 3:07 pm

A grassroots design workshop for activists is launching this summer

Think of Design Activist Institute as a mission-driven art collective looking to use graphic design as a vehicle for social change.
Here’s how PennFuture is tweaking its focus method

Apr. 4, 2016 10:33 am

Here’s how PennFuture is tweaking its focus

It's not a "shift," per se, but the advocacy organization will be focusing on providing the average citizen with an entry point for engagement with environmental policy.
Baltimore’s social impact ecosystem is thriving on a sense of ‘urgency’ purpose

Mar. 28, 2016 12:39 pm

Baltimore’s social impact ecosystem is thriving on a sense of ‘urgency’

That's according to Johns Hopkins' Social Innovation Lab Director Darius Graham. We spoke with Graham about Baltimore's social impact community before our trip to the Light City conference.
This coalition is pushing for the school district to recognize these Muslim holidays purpose

Mar. 9, 2016 2:30 pm

This coalition is pushing for the school district to recognize these Muslim holidays

The Philadelphia Eid Coalition and Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. want schools to recognize Eid Al-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr.
Meet the city’s new director of Black Male Engagement people

Feb. 25, 2016 12:39 pm

Meet the city’s new director of Black Male Engagement

Jack Drummond wants to foster long-term, sustainable initiatives in communities rather than focus on neighborhoods. But that will require a unified front.
How the US Forest Service is connecting Philly environmental orgs with a map method

Jan. 22, 2016 11:50 am

How the US Forest Service is connecting Philly environmental orgs with a map

They're trying to identify gaps in the network.

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