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The homework gap in Philadelphia neighborhoods purpose

4 hours ago

The homework gap in Philadelphia neighborhoods

In a 2015 survey, nearly half of students said they were unable to complete a homework assignment due to lack of internet or computer access. Take a look at the interactive map that shows the neighborhoods in Philly where that is most likely to happen.
Serving South Philly’s Vietnamese community with faith and works people

Jun. 19, 2019 3:58 pm

Serving South Philly’s Vietnamese community with faith and works

Generocity asked nonprofit leaders whose work centers immigrants to write about immigrant leaders they know or with whom they work. Here, the executive director of the Aquinas Center profiles Chinh V. Dinh.
The case for doing well by doing good: Hiring returning citizens is good for business purpose

Jun. 11, 2019 7:30 am

The case for doing well by doing good: Hiring returning citizens is good for business

"For businesses to not miss out on talent, they must shift not just language, but their perspective on inclusive hiring," says Bradford Bucknum from the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.
20 events to raise awareness about reentry in Philadelphia purpose

May 31, 2019 10:16 am

20 events to raise awareness about reentry in Philadelphia

From an expungement clinic to an exercise that simulates criminal justice system involvement to a symposium on the effects of mass incarceration on families, the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition has coordinated a month full of opportunities to learn from and engage with returning citizens and social justice communities.
Value over cost: How Philadelphia is committing to better food procurement practices purpose

May 22, 2019 1:25 pm

Value over cost: How Philadelphia is committing to better food procurement practices

The Sunlight Foundation, the Open Contracting Partnership, and the City of Philadelphia have collaborated to come up with short-term and long-term reforms to ensure food quality and allow for more inclusive input in the procurement process.
How to host a summer meals site purpose

May 16, 2019 2:54 pm

How to host a summer meals site

It is the goal of anti-hunger and community organizations across the city to reach every food insecure child in Philly.
Opinion: EDs of Resolve Philadelphia call for candidates to address economic mobility purpose

May 7, 2019 11:00 am

Opinion: EDs of Resolve Philadelphia call for candidates to address economic mobility

"We hope that this op-ed — letting Philadelphians know about the status of the survey you helped create — might spur more of the candidates ... to share their plans for the city’s future," say Cassie Haynes and Jean Friedman-Rudovsky.
How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood purpose

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 pm

How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood

In their guest post, Drexel staffers point to the Community Lawyering Clinic and the Writers Room as initiatives that engage and serve the university's West Philadelphia neighborhood.
As Project HOME turns 30, a look at the state of homelessness in our city purpose

Apr. 12, 2019 7:31 am

As Project HOME turns 30, a look at the state of homelessness in our city

According to Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME, Philadelphia has made substantial progress on homelessness in the past number of years. The city's street counts are the lowest of the nation’s 10 largest cities.
Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II purpose

Apr. 10, 2019 11:00 am

Race and exclusion in Philadelphia: Snapshots from the last 100 years – Part II

Guest columnists Eric Hartman and Stephanie Keene trace the 100-year history of exclusion and racism in Philadelphia, which they say explains today's poverty and life expectancy gaps. Part II of a two-part story.

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