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This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court purpose

Jun. 28, 2018 12:45 pm

This is why advocates are supporting LGBTQ foster parents in court

In the ongoing legal battle between Catholic Social Services and the City of Philadelphia, questions of religious liberty and anti-discrimination in the foster care system are on trial. Meanwhile, the Office of LGBT Affairs is actively recruiting prospective foster parents.
Philly’s poverty rate won’t budge. Could artificial intelligence help? method

Apr. 24, 2018 11:15 am

Philly’s poverty rate won’t budge. Could artificial intelligence help?

Columnist Tivoni Devor proposes a local fix adopted by other municipalities to solve their most wicked problems.
For Philadelphians with disabilities, independence through technology is key method

Apr. 11, 2018 12:30 pm

For Philadelphians with disabilities, independence through technology is key

Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology, housed in Temple University’s Institute on Disabilities, connects people with disabilities with tools to help navigate their world.
Philadelphia cedes rank but remains top 10 in latest Campaign for Black Male Achievement report results

Feb. 5, 2018 8:25 am

Philadelphia cedes rank but remains top 10 in latest Campaign for Black Male Achievement report

But in the year separating the reports, the Office of Black Male Engagement also saw an administration change and shifting priorities. Here's how its leadership is working improve outcomes for Black men and boys.
‘Whether it’s reality or perception,’ immigrants seeking healthcare ‘are living in fear’ of deportation method

Oct. 4, 2017 8:01 am

‘Whether it’s reality or perception,’ immigrants seeking healthcare ‘are living in fear’ of deportation

Maternity Care Coalition's fall policy forum pushed for educating immigrants on what social services they can legally access.
A day in the life of Philadelphia’s director of immigrant affairs, Miriam Enriquez people

Jul. 5, 2017 1:22 pm

A day in the life of Philadelphia’s director of immigrant affairs, Miriam Enriquez

The lawyer's work includes organizing cultural programs and calming immigrants' fears about the city's sanctuary status: "We are right in the middle of it."
Reinvestment Fund just launched a new kind of ‘pay for success’ project funding

Jun. 15, 2017 12:55 pm

Reinvestment Fund just launched a new kind of ‘pay for success’ project

The Center City impact firm is overseeing a $10 million pooled fund. It's the next chapter in Pennsylvania's pay for success saga — and it aims to be a national model.
How the City of Philadelphia is working with researchers to make better policies method

May 1, 2017 7:31 am

How the City of Philadelphia is working with researchers to make better policies

A peek into how policy-related research is being put into practice in Philly, from Fels Policy Research Initiative’s first conference.
It’s National Reentry Week. Here are 4 policy solutions to help youth with criminal records method

Apr. 27, 2017 11:08 am

It’s National Reentry Week. Here are 4 policy solutions to help youth with criminal records

Why two Philly lawyers are calling for "bold policy reform."
‘We don’t need volunteers, we need badass allies’ method

Feb. 27, 2017 12:59 pm

‘We don’t need volunteers, we need badass allies’

At the first convening of Take Action Philly, members of the legal community discussed the actions lawyers can take now to help immigrants and refugees — and what the rest of us can do to help.

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