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Newslinks: Online Literacy Classes, Trail Counters and Q & A with Conrad Benner

Mar. 28, 2014 1:58 pm

Newslinks: Online Literacy Classes, Trail Counters and Q & A with Conrad Benner

City of Philadelphia launches online adult literacy courses The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy launched free online literacy courses last month for low-literate adults. It’s the first of it’s kind in the country. About 67 percent of adults seeking literacy courses in 2014 read at a 4th-8th grade level. [Technical.ly Philly]   Bicycle and pedestrian counters […]
Generocity is Hosting a TEDxPhiladelphia Viewing Party March 28 at Impact HUB

Mar. 25, 2014 10:50 am

Generocity is Hosting a TEDxPhiladelphia Viewing Party March 28 at Impact HUB

Tickets have been sold out for TEDxPhiladelphia for a while now, but there is a still a way to see all of the inspiring talks by the TEDxPhiladelphia speakers. Generocity is bringing the TEDxPhiladelphia experience into the community by hosting one of the free official viewing parties at our new home, Impact HUB Philly. Join […]
News Links: Another Building Collapse, Nutter Announces Increased Funds for Free Library, 3rd Street to Become N3rd Street

Mar. 14, 2014 2:21 pm

News Links: Another Building Collapse, Nutter Announces Increased Funds for Free Library, 3rd Street to Become N3rd Street

  Another Building Collapse… A building on 3rd and Market, formerly the location of the Shirt Corner, collapsed on Thursday. The Inquirer reports that the building collapsed while workers were attempting to demolish a building two doors east. [Inquirer] Mayor Nutter Voices Regret for Library Cuts Mayor Nutter announced a 2.5 million increase in funding […]
News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations

Mar. 7, 2014 10:54 am

News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations

  Mayor Nutter Announces 2014 Budget Proposal Mayor Nutter announced his annual budget proposal on Thursday. Some of the highlights include increased funding for Licenses & Inspections – in light of recent building collapses – and the highest capital budget since 2002. [Philadelphia Business Journal]  Starr Fund-raises for Philly Schools Restaurant magnate Stephen Starr is using […]
News Links: Profile of Paseo Verde Apartments, City Releases Green Street Design Manuel, Inside South Kensington’s Transformation

Feb. 28, 2014 2:01 pm

News Links: Profile of Paseo Verde Apartments, City Releases Green Street Design Manuel, Inside South Kensington’s Transformation

  Another Look at the Paseo Verde Housing Development  Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron’s profile of the Paseo Verde Apartments looks at how the project managed to incorporate sustainable features and other amenities despite its tight budget. [Inquirer] City Releases Manuel for Green Street Design  The Philadelphia Water Department and the Streets Department teamed up […]
How To: Send Your News to Generocity

Feb. 24, 2014 2:00 pm

How To: Send Your News to Generocity

Our job at Generocity is to keep a tab on Greater Philadelphia’s expansive (and ever growing)  social good sector. Whether we are talking to community leaders working hard in their neighborhoods, or companies innovating how they engage in philanthropy and community outreach, the idea is to paint a full picture of what social good is […]
News Links: Preliminary Plan for JFK Plaza, Science Center to Help Digital Health Start-Ups, Center Combines Art and Culture for Refugees

Feb. 14, 2014 2:01 pm

News Links: Preliminary Plan for JFK Plaza, Science Center to Help Digital Health Start-Ups, Center Combines Art and Culture for Refugees

  Nutter, Clarke agree to preliminary plan for JFK Plaza Mayor Michael Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke met Monday afternoon and agreed to the sale of the parking garage below love park, to increase the green area in the park, and more. [PlanPhilly] Science Center to help digital health start-ups From now until March […]
News Links: New incubator for healthcare innovation, bike corrals and parklets now official, map of social enterprises release

Feb. 7, 2014 2:27 pm

News Links: New incubator for healthcare innovation, bike corrals and parklets now official, map of social enterprises release

  Here’s a new map for finding do-gooding businesses across the U.S.This Good World has created a big, interactive map, which aims to connect and support good businesses — so that consumers can more easily discover these businesses and be able to support them too. [NewsWorks] Independence Blue Cross launching health IT incubator in Center City Independence […]
News Links: Philly school to become ‘Center for Excellence in Learning,’ Riding along with the people who help Philly’s chronically homeless, Philadelphia Freedom: The city is now taking requests for what data to set free people

Jan. 31, 2014 1:19 pm

News Links: Philly school to become ‘Center for Excellence in Learning,’ Riding along with the people who help Philly’s chronically homeless, Philadelphia Freedom: The city is now taking requests for what data to set free

  Watch this film by North Philly teens about a shooting Students at Strawberry Mansion High School created a film about a teen shooting funding by U.S. Attorney’s Office and nonprofit EducationWorks. [Technically Philly] CPC reviews plans for Central Northeast, Lower North neighborhoods The Philadelphia City Planning Commission reviewed district-level comprehensive plans for the Lower North and […]
News Links: Promise Zone Initiative Waiting on Tax Breaks, Mapping Project Shows Philadelphia Pre-K Needs, A ShopRite in North Philly people

Jan. 17, 2014 2:17 pm

News Links: Promise Zone Initiative Waiting on Tax Breaks, Mapping Project Shows Philadelphia Pre-K Needs, A ShopRite in North Philly

Promise Zone Initiative Waiting on Tax BreaksA large segment of West Philadelphia was chosen as one of five Promise Zones designated by a federal community development program.[Plan Philly] Mapping Project Shows Philadelphia Pre-K Needs, Prompts FundingDelaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children was awarded $1 million in funding after presenting City Council with […]

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