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Philadelphia’s poverty problem is bigger than you ever imagined purpose

Mar. 16, 2020 2:39 pm

Philadelphia’s poverty problem is bigger than you ever imagined

When we measure income using the federal poverty rate, the results far underestimate how many people are actually struggling to meet daily needs, say guest columnists Marianne Bellesorte and Farrah Parkes.
Minority entrepreneurship is the antidote to persistent poverty purpose

Feb. 26, 2020 8:58 am

Minority entrepreneurship is the antidote to persistent poverty

"If Greater Philadelphia is serious about equitable growth and becoming a national 21st-century leader, it cannot afford to continue relegating support for minority entrepreneurship to the back seat," says The Enterprise Center's Della Clark.
Project HOME opens a STEAM lab at Honickman Learning Center purpose

Jan. 27, 2020 6:44 am

Project HOME opens a STEAM lab at Honickman Learning Center

“Quality education for every child should not be a luxury, it’s a basic need,” says Project HOME's cofounder and executive director Sister Mary Scullion.
How about a war on poverty? purpose

Jan. 10, 2020 11:30 am

How about a war on poverty?

Less than a fifth of what we've spent on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 17 years is all we would need to address extreme poverty worldwide, says guest columnist Rob Wetherington.
For the founder of Chester County Food Bank, its about more than just canned goods purpose

Jan. 8, 2020 9:52 am

For the founder of Chester County Food Bank, its about more than just canned goods

The org offers community raised-bed gardens, senior food boxes, summer food boxes, weekend backpacks for school-age children, a mobile market, bilingual cooking classes and a growing culinary workforce development program.
ECS has been tackling Philly’s social issues for nearly 150 years. Now, its new focus is intergenerational poverty purpose

Oct. 31, 2019 1:45 pm

ECS has been tackling Philly’s social issues for nearly 150 years. Now, its new focus is intergenerational poverty

The organization has been a resource leader from the Great Depression to the AIDS crisis through today.
Systems blocking people from self-sufficiency purpose

Oct. 14, 2019 8:00 am

Systems blocking people from self-sufficiency

The reality of losing public benefits due to achieving economically is frightening, but it is possible to navigate with preparation, says guest columnist David Griffith of Episcopal Community Services.
Council of Economic Advisers’ proposed solutions to homelessness will actively harm people purpose

Oct. 11, 2019 1:05 pm

Council of Economic Advisers’ proposed solutions to homelessness will actively harm people

The Council of Economic Advisers’ proposed solutions to homelessness will actively harm both people experiencing homelessness and people in poverty who are at risk of homelessness, says guest columnist Matt Tice.
‘Poverty can be hard to talk about.’ This is how SCCON starts the conversation purpose

Sep. 23, 2019 8:00 am

‘Poverty can be hard to talk about.’ This is how SCCON starts the conversation

Southern Chester County Opportunity Network's work is based on the Bridges Out of Poverty model — a framework for understanding poverty that brings professionals and communities together to work on solutions.
ACLU takes its show on the road purpose

May 29, 2019 12:05 pm

ACLU takes its show on the road

Traditionally, the ACLU has fought its social justice battles in the courtroom and the halls of legislatures across the country, but now it is taking its fight to the streets in the form of grassroots advocacy and voter education.

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