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The Mayor’s Fund wants a maker to build an ‘innovative’ piece of furniture for City Hall Courtyard purpose

Jan. 4, 2017 7:55 am

The Mayor’s Fund wants a maker to build an ‘innovative’ piece of furniture for City Hall Courtyard

Harken back to the days of yore, when City Hall used to be a clean water pump.
Barra Foundation made 7 new grants this month funding

Dec. 22, 2016 4:06 pm

Barra Foundation made 7 new grants this month

Including one to scale Jumpstart Germantown and one to transform the Philadelphia Zoo into an "urban asset."
Knight’s revamped strategy calls for reinvestment in ‘promising projects’ funding

Dec. 20, 2016 12:39 pm

Knight’s revamped strategy calls for reinvestment in ‘promising projects’

Expect the foundation to "double down" on projects that work, said Philly Program Director Patrick Morgan.
The Barnes Foundation is piloting some wearable tech this month purpose

Nov. 3, 2016 3:20 pm

The Barnes Foundation is piloting some wearable tech this month

Enhance your visit with complementary digital content. Barnes will experiment with Apple Watches this month, thanks to funding from the Barra Foundation.
Why your calls with the Revenue and Water departments are friendlier results

Oct. 24, 2016 11:46 am

Why your calls with the Revenue and Water departments are friendlier

Staffers are receiving training in trauma-informed customer service. It's one outcome from Living Cities' City Accelerator initiative.
Why this city employee wants young people to consider City Hall for their next jobs people

Oct. 20, 2016 12:42 pm

Why this city employee wants young people to consider City Hall for their next jobs

The Office of Innovation and Technology's Eliza Pollack makes the case for public service. "Working for the city is unlike anything I imagined, and it has turned out to be the best decision I could have made."
All 223 miles of Philly’s park trails have been mapped with Google Trekker results

Oct. 18, 2016 3:34 pm

All 223 miles of Philly’s park trails have been mapped with Google Trekker

Two outdoorsy-types were contracted by the city to hike the parks earlier this year. Six months later, the job is complete.
Marley Dias couldn’t be at the Philly Geek Awards because she was busy being honored by Ava DuVernay results

Oct. 17, 2016 12:55 pm

Marley Dias couldn’t be at the Philly Geek Awards because she was busy being honored by Ava DuVernay

The 11-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks won for Movement of the Year. Here's the full list of 2016 winners.
What this tech guy wants to bring to his new gig in civic engagement people

Oct. 14, 2016 12:57 pm

What this tech guy wants to bring to his new gig in civic engagement

Alex Kaplan left his job at makerspace NextFab for South of South Neighborhood Association, where he knows he'll have to "spider hunt" for innovation.
12 social innovators to catch at the Philly Geek Awards this weekend results

Oct. 13, 2016 12:58 pm

12 social innovators to catch at the Philly Geek Awards this weekend

See who's up against who in this nerdy, socially conscious showdown.

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