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Opinion: Let us now praise our extraordinary ordinary folk purpose

Apr. 2, 2020 9:18 am

Opinion: Let us now praise our extraordinary ordinary folk

Yes, low-wage essential workers deserve better pay, but they deserve to be celebrated too.
Food Access in Washington D.C., Urban Policy in NJ, Water Use Restrictions in CA – Social Impact Across the U.S. purpose

Apr. 7, 2015 9:52 am

Food Access in Washington D.C., Urban Policy in NJ, Water Use Restrictions in CA – Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: After three years of severe drought, California is implementing restrictions on water use for the first time in the state’s history. The rules issued by Governor Jerry Brown mandate that municipalities cut water use by 25 percent. The New York Times examines what this means for the state’s […]
March was full of do-gooders– check them out purpose

Apr. 2, 2015 11:15 am

March was full of do-gooders– check them out

In this this month’s Mo-Ments in Philly Social Impact, there were too many things to include them all, so here are your highlights! Have something you’d like to share for April’s roundup? Email me at mo@generocity.org. [listly  id=”bIO” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
Fight for $15 Minimum Wage Reaches City Hall purpose

Mar. 5, 2015 2:05 pm

Fight for $15 Minimum Wage Reaches City Hall

Shirin, a long-time West Philadelphia resident, waited outside City Hall yesterday to attend a hearing on raising the minimum wage. “All my life I’ve worked for minimum wage,” said Shirin, who declined to give her last name so as not to alienate future employers. Over the last 30 years, she has worked as a restaurant […]
Social Impact Across the U.S. purpose

Jan. 6, 2015 1:19 pm

Social Impact Across the U.S.

The social impact world is taking stock as it enters 2015. Here are some trend stories looking at what’s coming and what has passed. This is the first post of Social Impact Across the U.S., a weekly roundup of links from major news sites and blogs that looks at the intersecting world of nonprofits, social […]
Coalition to Raise Minimum Wage, 15 Now, Expands Philly Chapter purpose

Sep. 4, 2014 2:52 pm

Coalition to Raise Minimum Wage, 15 Now, Expands Philly Chapter

The local chapter of 15 Now, a national coalition advocating for a $15 per hour minimum wage, has made some notable gains since it first came to Philadelphia in February. The volunteer-run advocacy group launched a crowdfunding campaign and organized three “Neighborhood Action Groups” in North, West and South Philadelphia. It has also organized and […]
Coalition of Workers Calls for $15 Minimum Wage in PA purpose

May 15, 2014 2:11 pm

Coalition of Workers Calls for $15 Minimum Wage in PA

Protesters made their way down Broad Street this morning to show solidarity with a global fast food worker strike currently underway and to advocate for raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. The protesters, formed loosely from union workers and low-wage workers, are a part of a national initiative, 15 Now, that believes […]