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Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park method

Jan. 7, 2019 4:38 pm

Inside Esperanza’s ‘asset-building’ development strategy in Hunting Park

"As Hispanic people," said President and CEO Rev. Luis Cortés, "we need to build institutions that we control.” Here's the ethos behind the North Philadelphia nonprofit's long-term community engagement strategy.
Hack for North Philadelphia at #QuestHacks next week purpose

Oct. 25, 2018 9:27 am

Hack for North Philadelphia at #QuestHacks next week

Calling all journalists, technologists and North Philly residents: Collaborate for a cause Nov. 2 and 3 at the Code for Philly-led Community Digital Solutions Day.
In North Philadelphia, equitable community development requires community engagement method

Oct. 12, 2018 1:35 pm

In North Philadelphia, equitable community development requires community engagement

Esperanza's Gabriella Gabriel Paez and Firm Hope Baptist Church's Rev. Richard Harris discuss revitalization projects they've piloted in Hunting Park and Kensington and how they keep local residents top of mind.
How Philly’s 4 Emerging City Champions are reimagining public space for social change people

Aug. 7, 2018 12:34 pm

How Philly’s 4 Emerging City Champions are reimagining public space for social change

8 80 Cities' local fellows will produce short-term projects aimed at increasing mobility and civic engagement in Norris Square, South Street, Mt. Airy and beyond.
In Strawberry Mansion, a safe haven’s founder aims to turn apathy to ambition people

Aug. 6, 2018 1:00 pm

In Strawberry Mansion, a safe haven’s founder aims to turn apathy to ambition

Kevin Upshur founded the North Philadelphia nonprofit 10 years ago so local kids could have a respite from the streets. Despite national press and high-profile partnerships, challenges persist.
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.

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