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Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’ purpose

Aug. 20, 2021 2:27 pm

Kensington residents ask: ‘Why would you think this is acceptable for us?’

When people speak up about neighborhood issues in wealthy neighborhoods, the City resolves them. But in the Kensington area, residents say, the City forces them to wait for solutions.
NKCDC’s Nourish brings meal kit delivery service to a community that otherwise may not have access to it purpose

Jun. 28, 2021 11:03 am

NKCDC’s Nourish brings meal kit delivery service to a community that otherwise may not have access to it

Nourish grew out of Sunday Suppers’ need to pivot in response to the pandemic, where holding in-person, weekly family meals was no longer viable.
‘We know we have to do things differently’: This partnership is ready to invest in Kensington in a new way funding

Apr. 27, 2021 8:55 am

‘We know we have to do things differently’: This partnership is ready to invest in Kensington in a new way

The Kensington Community Resilience Fund, which launches today, will be offering $10,000 grants to community organizations that amplify the voices of the Kensington, Harrowgate and Fairhill communities.
Kensington residents and nonprofits mobilize to protest SEPTA station closure purpose

Mar. 24, 2021 10:23 am

Kensington residents and nonprofits mobilize to protest SEPTA station closure

"We will continue applying pressure until this station is reopened and until residents are properly at the table with decision-making power about the future of this community," said NKCDC Executive Director Dr. Bill McKinney.
Poverty Action Fund grants $1 million to LISC and LEDC to assist Philly’s Latinx communities purpose

Mar. 17, 2021 10:35 am

Poverty Action Fund grants $1 million to LISC and LEDC to assist Philly’s Latinx communities

The organizations hope to create “a place-based, collective service delivery model” to create the ultimate in coordination — one-stop shopping to tackle poverty.
Hidden figures: These ‘connectors’ are a key to transforming community people

Feb. 23, 2021 2:35 pm

Hidden figures: These ‘connectors’ are a key to transforming community

Coordinating block clean ups, organizing food drives, fundraising, and building community gardens are just a few of the ways Impact Services’ community connectors show up for their neighbors and build trust in Kensington.
Can EITC be a tool for poverty alleviation or wealth building in Fairhill? purpose

Jan. 11, 2021 11:09 am

Can EITC be a tool for poverty alleviation or wealth building in Fairhill?

“We need to develop systems to ensure warm and effective connectivity between the free tax prep and the comprehensive set of public benefits, subsidies, supports, and resources," says Will Gonzalez, executive director of Ceiba.
A look inside the stubborn problem of access to benefits and relief in Kensington purpose

Dec. 8, 2020 9:57 am

A look inside the stubborn problem of access to benefits and relief in Kensington

Generocity contributor Brandon Dorfman looks at some the root causes of poverty in Kensington, and at the limitations of, and challenges to, poverty alleviation efforts that have been deployed in the neighborhood in the past.
Report finds CDCs produce $5.4 billion of economic growth in Philadelphia purpose

Nov. 13, 2020 11:00 am

Report finds CDCs produce $5.4 billion of economic growth in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations released a report in October examining the economic impact of local community development corporations.
Blind and visually impaired performers to be showcased in local (virtual) talent show purpose

Sep. 22, 2020 9:24 am

Blind and visually impaired performers to be showcased in local (virtual) talent show

During October, National Federation of the Blind chapters across the country will host outreach events and fundraisers with the mission of breaking down misconceptions about the blind. The Keystone chapter event is Oct. 17.

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