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The Village of Arts and Humanities turned recorded interviews into a civic engagement tool results

Jul. 17, 2018 1:51 pm

The Village of Arts and Humanities turned recorded interviews into a civic engagement tool

"Home Court: The Hartranft Basketball Revival," an art exhibit celebrating the renovation of a North Philadelphia neighborhood's courts, includes interviews with community members about their collective past, present and future.
In North Philly, a produce truck and a supermarket are fighting food insecurity method

Jun. 15, 2018 12:20 pm

In North Philly, a produce truck and a supermarket are fighting food insecurity

Perhaps Fresh Grocer and Aleksandr Faynberg are competitors, but for those who live near Broad and Jefferson streets, they both fill an essential need.
This faith-based organization puts ‘the soul back in solar’ energy in North Philly method

Mar. 7, 2018 7:46 am

This faith-based organization puts ‘the soul back in solar’ energy in North Philly

Serenity Soular partners with local churches and community spaces, plus Swarthmore College students and solar company Solar States, to make renewable energy more accessible.
What’s missing from the conversation about safe injection sites: drug users’ voices method

Jan. 24, 2018 1:55 pm

What’s missing from the conversation about safe injection sites: drug users’ voices

"This is a very top-down process, and that doesn't always reflect what's best for drug users," said one harm reduction activist. Inside the fight to quell the city's opioid addiction crisis.
A filmmaker made a movie about 4 North Philly kids’ lives. Five years later, she checked back in results

Jan. 4, 2018 1:21 pm

A filmmaker made a movie about 4 North Philly kids’ lives. Five years later, she checked back in

Amanda Danzinger's "Backyard Philly Project" update premieres today online.
What a North Philly film 10 years in the making can teach about building relationships results

Dec. 3, 2017 9:31 pm

What a North Philly film 10 years in the making can teach about building relationships

Jonathan Olshefski spent nearly a decade filming the lives of Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his family for his first documentary feature. Here are some resulting lessons on getting a community's story right.
Joanna Otero-Cruz takes on Gurney Street people

Jul. 31, 2017 6:27 am

Joanna Otero-Cruz takes on Gurney Street

From nonprofits to city government, the Fairhill native has spent her career working with at-risk communities. Right now, she's focused on cleaning up the notorious hub for the city’s opioid epidemic.
Why this civic leader with 25 years of service in North Philly has an open-door policy people

Jul. 28, 2017 12:25 pm

Why this civic leader with 25 years of service in North Philly has an open-door policy

“Consider the community, find out what the community needs, not what you think that they need,” said Christine Brown, director of the Cecil B. Moore neighborhood's Beech Community Services.
Urban Creators’ HOODSTOCK is taking on ‘land sovereignty and liberation’ purpose

Jul. 19, 2017 10:06 am

Urban Creators’ HOODSTOCK is taking on ‘land sovereignty and liberation’

The fourth annual festival is this Saturday. Here's what else the North Philadelphia nonprofit and urban farm has been up to.
For Shalimar Thomas, economic development and community betterment for North Broad are one in the same people

Jul. 12, 2017 12:25 pm

For Shalimar Thomas, economic development and community betterment for North Broad are one in the same

The North Philly native and executive director of North Broad Renaissance is a major connector of businesses and stakeholders as part of the nonprofit’s mission to revitalize the commercial corridor by 2020.

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