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Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington people

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 am

Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington

He sees a lot while he's cutting hair: People sheltering in abandoned buildings, huddling up for warmth, struggling with drug addiction. And he thinks about how the neighborhood's empty buildings could be filled with help.
‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’ people

Feb. 25, 2019 10:00 am

‘In Kensington, the need for social activism is huge’

Community member Rakee Starwind writes that the neighborhood benefits when residents support each other.
How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need? method

Feb. 18, 2019 10:55 am

How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need?

Neighborhood organizations such as Simple Homes, Jumpstart Kensington and NKCDC are looking for solutions to a multi-ZIP code problem.
NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work method

Jan. 29, 2019 2:13 pm

NKCDC is incorporating trauma-informed practices into its community development work

A two-year training project supported by the Kresge Foundation will help the Kensington nonprofit improve its housing counseling, economic development and community engagement services.
For Philly’s vulnerable, the government shutdown trickles down to tragedy purpose

Jan. 18, 2019 11:01 am

For Philly’s vulnerable, the government shutdown trickles down to tragedy

"Wherever we fall on the political spectrum, we all must agree that punishing the poor is not the way to make America great again," writes Pathways to Housing PA head Christine Simiriglia.
Money Moves: These 29 Philly nonprofits received holiday donations totaling $918K funding

Dec. 27, 2018 7:39 am

Money Moves: These 29 Philly nonprofits received holiday donations totaling $918K

The grant funding will support causes such as youth tech education, childhood cancer research and reentry initiatives.
GreenLight Fund is bringing a new model of financial empowerment to Philadelphia funding

Jul. 27, 2018 9:00 am

GreenLight Fund is bringing a new model of financial empowerment to Philadelphia

The venture philanthropy firm announced a $600,000 investment in Boston-based financial services nonprofit Compass Working Capital, in partnership with Clarifi and the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system? results

Jul. 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system?

In 2016, Bristol Township passed its own such ordinances. Here's what the impact and challenges have been, and why monitoring the places where people with addiction can recover matters.
Place-Based Impact Investing 101: How local dollars can be deployed to benefit local communities funding

Jul. 17, 2018 10:00 am

Place-Based Impact Investing 101: How local dollars can be deployed to benefit local communities

Wharton Social Impact Initiative's Sherryl Kuhlman and Nick Ashburn on CDFIs, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and pay for success financing.
How ReStore’s self-sustaining revenue model supports local housing in Philadelphia method

Jul. 13, 2018 12:50 pm

How ReStore’s self-sustaining revenue model supports local housing in Philadelphia

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia CEO Corinne O'Connell explains the on-mission success of the nonprofit's social enterprise arm.

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