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Why it matters that the Commerce Department’s new website is easier to read results

Oct. 15, 2018 1:31 pm

Why it matters that the Commerce Department’s new website is easier to read

As part of the larger phila.gov overhaul, Philadelphia's portal for business owners is now easier to navigate, and its reading level dropped by several grades.
5 community engagement lessons from the completed Philadelphia2035 plan results

Oct. 15, 2018 7:21 am

5 community engagement lessons from the completed Philadelphia2035 plan

Philadelphia City Planning Commission's director of community planning, Laura Spina, on how the comprehensive plan for the city’s development was formed over eight years and more than 100 public meetings.
A new voter registration initiative aims to get Philly high school students to the polls on Nov. 6 purpose

Sep. 21, 2018 12:00 pm

A new voter registration initiative aims to get Philly high school students to the polls on Nov. 6

The City of Philadelphia's Office of Youth Engagement and the Urban League of Philadelphia are visiting three schools on Sept. 25, National Voter Registration Day.
Philly’s new Mayor’s Volunteer Corps program wants to make it easier to find service opportunities purpose

Sep. 20, 2018 11:15 am

Philly’s new Mayor’s Volunteer Corps program wants to make it easier to find service opportunities

Chief Service Office Stephanie Reid sees the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service program as being "responsive" to the social impact community's needs.
Philly’s new LGBTQ board prep program is prioritizing accessibility purpose

Sep. 11, 2018 10:00 am

Philly’s new LGBTQ board prep program is prioritizing accessibility

Community Leadership Pipeline Initiative will train LGBTQ people of color, youth, trans people and seniors, about the ins and outs of board service and match them with leadership positions at local nonprofits.
Read the City of Philadelphia’s just-released report on its clean energy goals results

Aug. 22, 2018 3:42 pm

Read the City of Philadelphia’s just-released report on its clean energy goals

"Powering Our Future: A Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia" is a roadmap for reducing the city's carbon footprint.
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.

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