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Opinion: A safe injection site will not be good for Kensington. Things will get worse purpose

Oct. 10, 2019 3:23 pm

Opinion: A safe injection site will not be good for Kensington. Things will get worse

We’ve received several guest column submissions that address the issue of the proposed supervised injection site in Philadelphia — each written from radically different perspectives. This is the third of those guest columns.
Rethinking disciplinary power in shelter purpose

Oct. 2, 2019 12:25 pm

Rethinking disciplinary power in shelter

In emergency shelters, disciplinary power has traditionally been one-dimensional. But that has to change, says guest columnist Andrew Huff.
Center for Literacy opens doors to jobs and education purpose

Oct. 1, 2019 11:00 am

Center for Literacy opens doors to jobs and education

Last program year, CFL opened the doors for 1,045 adults: 53% were non-native English speakers, 47% were native English speaking students.
How I learned to stop worrying and love GREATPHL purpose

Oct. 1, 2019 8:00 am

How I learned to stop worrying and love GREATPHL

Guest columnist Joey Sweeney looks forward to the second year of the ideas fest, which runs continuously from 7 p.m. October 4 through 7 p.m. October 5.
The case for democratizing emergency shelter management purpose

Sep. 18, 2019 12:39 pm

The case for democratizing emergency shelter management

What if emergency shelter staff included shelter guests in management decisions? In his guest post Andrew Huff shows us what that might look like.
How I found my voice and embraced my roots — despite a failed ESL journey purpose

Sep. 16, 2019 12:47 pm

How I found my voice and embraced my roots — despite a failed ESL journey

"Looking back, I wish that I didn’t allow outside forces to make me feel like some of the most beautiful parts of myself were a disadvantage," says Kensington Voice journalist Solmaira Valerio.
The future of work — a game of musical chairs purpose

Sep. 13, 2019 11:00 am

The future of work — a game of musical chairs

In her guest column, Andrea Custis of the Urban League assesses who is most at risk for job displacement, and the strategies that best position workers to navigate the changes.
Title X gag rule is an assault on vulnerable, low-income and underserved communities purpose

Sep. 9, 2019 8:00 am

Title X gag rule is an assault on vulnerable, low-income and underserved communities

Last month Planned Parenthood announced it would forgo Title X funding rather than stop providing information to its patients about abortion. In her guest column, the CEO of PPSP says the gag rule is not only unethical, but dangerous.
We’re young. We’re involved. And we want to serve on your board purpose

Sep. 6, 2019 10:29 am

We’re young. We’re involved. And we want to serve on your board

"[YIP's] Fall 2019 Board Prep Program kicks off September 8. By the end of October, we will have 30 new graduates who will be ready to bring their skills, energy, and passion to your board," says guest columnist Alyssa Kaminski.
Working toward racial justice in emergency shelter purpose

Sep. 4, 2019 8:25 am

Working toward racial justice in emergency shelter

In his guest post, Bethesda Project's Andrew Huff outlines how emergency shelters can work toward offering "anti-racist care."

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