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How Philadelphia plans to advance racial equity in the civil service sector results

Aug. 20, 2018 1:08 pm

How Philadelphia plans to advance racial equity in the civil service sector

An interdepartmental project led by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Nefertiri Sickout aims to identify racial and gender inequities in three positions: civil engineer, environmental engineer and recreation leader.
Philly community orgs collected 8,000 illegal signs in June. Next stop: Trash Academy results

Jul. 18, 2018 7:45 am

Philly community orgs collected 8,000 illegal signs in June. Next stop: Trash Academy

Mural Arts is partnering with the city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet to repurpose the signs — many of which can't be recycled — into something useful for the communities where they were posted.
Here’s where people living on Philly streets can find respite from the heat method

Jul. 3, 2018 10:24 am

Here’s where people living on Philly streets can find respite from the heat

People experiencing homelessness lack consistent access to water, shade and shelter, making them extra vulnerable during heat health emergencies.
This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court purpose

Jun. 28, 2018 12:45 pm

This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court

In the ongoing legal battle between Catholic Social Services and the City of Philadelphia, questions of religious liberty and anti-discrimination in the foster care system are on trial. Meanwhile, the Office of LGBT Affairs is actively recruiting prospective foster parents.
Kensington Storefront workers facing the opioid crisis head-on: ‘We need more help’ from the city results

Jun. 6, 2018 11:20 am

Kensington Storefront workers facing the opioid crisis head-on: ‘We need more help’ from the city

An estimated 80 to 130 people visit the public art-making space per day, but certified recovery specialists are scarce. Reps from Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services and Mural Arts say help is on the way.
Power Moves: Riverfront North Partnership’s new captain is Stephanie Phillips people

May 30, 2018 8:30 am

Power Moves: Riverfront North Partnership’s new captain is Stephanie Phillips

Plus, Kevin Dow is Friends of the Rail Park's first conductor, Geneva Global picked its new CEO from an international aid org, four local urbanists were just named Emerging City Champions and eight more leadership changes in Philly social impact.
Help the City of Philadelphia apply a Smart Cities mentality to neighborhood challenges purpose

May 25, 2018 12:19 pm

Help the City of Philadelphia apply a Smart Cities mentality to neighborhood challenges

At the first Tech in the Commons project night this Wednesday, May 30, examine the application of technology in solving hyperlocal problems — think noise complaints, litter, public health.
Smart Cities projects matter for nonprofits, too. Learn how at Tech in the Commons purpose

May 10, 2018 12:45 pm

Smart Cities projects matter for nonprofits, too. Learn how at Tech in the Commons

The concept is about "understanding the various challenges in a community and identifying ways technology might support a better solution." Learn how nonprofits fit Tuesday, May 15.
Power Moves: Ajeenah Amir is now director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement people

May 8, 2018 12:18 pm

Power Moves: Ajeenah Amir is now director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement

Plus, Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia picked its Ina Lipman replacement, the local United Way added some diversity to its executive team and 10 more leadership changes in Philly social impact.
Philly’s new ‘academy’ aims to help immigrants navigate the U.S. workplace purpose

May 7, 2018 11:07 am

Philly’s new ‘academy’ aims to help immigrants navigate the U.S. workplace

The City of Philadelphia and local nonprofits are providing multilingual tools to help immigrants champion fair working conditions.

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