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3 ethical considerations of civic tech results

Nov. 26, 2018 11:48 am

3 ethical considerations of civic tech

Some local gov staffers and technologists see potential in tech's role as a tool for civic engagement. Some, a booster of efficiency. What trends should Philadelphians watch out for?
Generocity and Technical.ly are hosting a Slack AMA with civic technologists this Friday purpose

Nov. 13, 2018 11:13 am

Generocity and Technical.ly are hosting a Slack AMA with civic technologists this Friday

Join the Technical.ly #ama channel to ask experts about best practices for getting non-technologists involved in using open data and more on Friday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m.
3 local gov staffers are studying other cities’ co-ops to boost Philly’s democratic biz economy method

Nov. 9, 2018 11:34 am

3 local gov staffers are studying other cities’ co-ops to boost Philly’s democratic biz economy

The fellows are applying their learnings to three commercial corridors: 52nd Street, Woodland Avenue and East Passyunk Avenue.
Philadelphia just won $1 million to create a trauma-informed Hub for Juvenile Justice Services funding

Oct. 29, 2018 9:18 pm

Philadelphia just won $1 million to create a trauma-informed Hub for Juvenile Justice Services

The facility would "provide more services to our young people and also, where appropriate, offer more opportunities for diversion out of the system."
Local Politics 101: A Philly committeeperson explains the ward system and why she’s proud to vote method

Oct. 29, 2018 7:45 am

Local Politics 101: A Philly committeeperson explains the ward system and why she’s proud to vote

"We need to remind our children that who we vote to put into our government also fixes the potholes, reduces taxes, increases taxes, funds our schools and takes care of our seniors," said the 18th Ward's Venise Whitaker.
This innovative intake system model aims to shorten wait times for social services purpose

Oct. 24, 2018 12:45 pm

This innovative intake system model aims to shorten wait times for social services

Centralized intake systems hinge on collaboration between providers. In Philadelphia, the homeless services, home visiting and legal sectors are all developing ways to bring the method to their clients.
Philly’s new jail population reduction goal: 50 percent in 5 years funding

Oct. 24, 2018 11:04 am

Philly’s new jail population reduction goal: 50 percent in 5 years

The city just got another $4 million from the MacArthur Foundation to advance its criminal justice reform work, in addition to $3.6 million received in early 2016.
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.

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