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Open letter to city council candidates: City and nonprofits have nuanced partnership method

Mar. 20, 2019 3:03 pm

Open letter to city council candidates: City and nonprofits have nuanced partnership

The nonprofit sector in Philadelphia is responsible for billions in revenue and more than a quarter of all employment in the city. Columnist Tivoni Devor thinks candidates for City Council should better understand what can help nonprofits keep going.
Show us our history results

Mar. 1, 2019 10:57 am

Show us our history

Drexel University says it will tend to the shuttered Philadelphia History Museum's collection of artifacts. That's a good thing, isn't it?
The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma results

Feb. 1, 2019 2:00 pm

The City of Philadelphia wants to help its frontline workers better deal with trauma

The Take Care PHL initiative will aim to alleviate secondary traumatic stress in firefighters, correctional officers, social workers and the like.
Philly’s behavioral health team: The stigma against this addiction treatment is undeserved results

Jan. 30, 2019 7:40 am

Philly’s behavioral health team: The stigma against this addiction treatment is undeserved

Why the city mandated that medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder be made available at every residential substance use treatment provider it works with.
A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia results

Jan. 28, 2019 12:52 pm

A community-supported fatality review might reduce overdose deaths in Philadelphia

"I strongly believe that the solutions are not going to be found in City Hall or in buildings downtown, but that they're going to be found by city officials working with community stakeholders and the people closest to the problem," said one advocate.
How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families? purpose

Jan. 25, 2019 1:16 pm

How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families?

Three homeless service pros describe the limitations of current tracking methods and advocate for better data sharing across city agencies.
Philly needs new voting machines. Here’s why the buying process must be kept transparent purpose

Jan. 9, 2019 4:02 pm

Philly needs new voting machines. Here’s why the buying process must be kept transparent

"As a city, we must prioritize public input," opines Jennifer Devor, a local committeperson and candidate for city commissioner.
Check out Generocity’s 2019 editorial calendar purpose

Dec. 21, 2018 12:00 pm

Check out Generocity’s 2019 editorial calendar

Mental health, youth leadership, the digital divide and nine more themes we'll be focusing our reporting on next year.
This FCC rule change could put funding for public access TV at risk funding

Dec. 12, 2018 4:30 pm

This FCC rule change could put funding for public access TV at risk

It's unclear exactly how much money is at stake, but the change will likely impact nonprofit operators' abilities to reach underserved audiences. Here's how PhillyCAM and the City of Philadelphia are responding.
Philly’s digital divide is growing, but at least we got some free Wi-Fi kiosks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ purpose

Dec. 11, 2018 1:07 pm

Philly’s digital divide is growing, but at least we got some free Wi-Fi kiosks ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Only 71.6 percent of households in the city had broadband in 2017, compared to 83.5 percent nationally. On the bright side, smartphone users in Center City can now use five of an eventual 100 kiosks to access the internet.

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