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People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 10:12 am

People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts

A report released this March by the Reinvestment Fund and Community Legal Services indicates that seven out of 10 debt collection defendants in Philadelphia live in census tracts where over 35% of the households are cost burdened. 
Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 1:50 pm

Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people

"There seem to be a growing consensus that cash is the best tool in the fight against poverty. But is it?" asks guest columnist Heath Henderson.
Money for less. Respect for free method

Feb. 25, 2021 1:34 pm

Money for less. Respect for free

As the devastation from COVID becomes fully realized, there will be a massive wave of nonperforming loan exposure. Lenders know this is coming, but what they may not fully grasp is that they have the ability to avoid it, says guest columnist Michele Corson.
Life Science Cares Philadelphia and Philadelphia Futures connect low-income, first-gen students to opportunity purpose

Feb. 19, 2021 9:04 am

Life Science Cares Philadelphia and Philadelphia Futures connect low-income, first-gen students to opportunity

For its first cohort in summer 2021, their Project Onramp aims to place 25 to 30 interns with local companies in paid, life sciences internships.
Energy burden is housing and food insecurities’ hidden cousin, but the pandemic is putting it in the spotlight purpose

Feb. 1, 2021 12:53 pm

Energy burden is housing and food insecurities’ hidden cousin, but the pandemic is putting it in the spotlight

“Low-income families tend to triage when in crisis and respond to the biggest fire first,” says Elizabeth Marx, executive director of the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project.
Could ‘one-apply for benefits’ work to stabilize income in Southwest Philadelphia? purpose

Jan. 25, 2021 4:07 pm

Could ‘one-apply for benefits’ work to stabilize income in Southwest Philadelphia?

Dr. Eric Edi, chief operating officer of The Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities, says a simplified, and less invasive benefits application form would eliminate hesitancy and fear that has kept numerous families from applying for benefits.
Temple University’s COVID outbreak left North Philadelphia’s Black community ill-equipped and uninformed purpose

Sep. 24, 2020 12:25 pm

Temple University’s COVID outbreak left North Philadelphia’s Black community ill-equipped and uninformed

Neighborhood leaders paint a picture of a vulnerable community imperiled, not only by COVID-19, but by students' risky behavior and a university plan that didn't include them.
Philadelphia’s poverty problem is bigger than you ever imagined purpose

Mar. 16, 2020 2:39 pm

Philadelphia’s poverty problem is bigger than you ever imagined

When we measure income using the federal poverty rate, the results far underestimate how many people are actually struggling to meet daily needs, say guest columnists Marianne Bellesorte and Farrah Parkes.
At Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, celebrating our first college graduate purpose

Feb. 10, 2020 10:30 am

At Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, celebrating our first college graduate

In his guest column, John McConnell highlights Johnathan Ortiz who, graduating a semester early, became the school’s first college grad alumni. Ortiz is now working as a security engineer at Comcast, where he interned as a H.S. student.
Money Moves: The eagle-eyed will notice that these grants and donations total more than $11 million funding

May 6, 2019 8:15 am

Money Moves: The eagle-eyed will notice that these grants and donations total more than $11 million

The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, NRG Gives, Eagles Autism Challenge and more, made significant awards to area organizations in April.

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