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Generocity asks: How does media literacy impact your work? people

Apr. 26, 2019 12:50 pm

Generocity asks: How does media literacy impact your work?

Four mission-driven professionals working in the nonprofit sector give us their answers.
Maternity care crisis (averted?) purpose

Apr. 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Maternity care crisis (averted?)

In the past two decades, 13 of the city's 19 maternity wards have closed. Philadelphia's maternal mortality rate is high, especially for women of color. Cause and effect? Not so fast, says Malcolm Burnley, who takes a deep look at the factors contributing to poor maternal health outcomes in the city.
In conversation with Bill Golderer: On changes at Philly’s United Way, his new hires and the bat signal purpose

Apr. 15, 2019 8:00 am

In conversation with Bill Golderer: On changes at Philly’s United Way, his new hires and the bat signal

The CEO with a gift for memorable turns-of-phrase and pop culture allusions has a plan to drop Philadelphia's poverty rate by six percentage points.
As Project HOME turns 30, a look at the state of homelessness in our city purpose

Apr. 12, 2019 7:31 am

As Project HOME turns 30, a look at the state of homelessness in our city

According to Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME, Philadelphia has made substantial progress on homelessness in the past number of years. The city's street counts are the lowest of the nation’s 10 largest cities.
The fight to protect abortion rights heats up nationally and in PA purpose

Mar. 26, 2019 10:02 am

The fight to protect abortion rights heats up nationally and in PA

A conversation with Women’s Medical Fund Executive Director Elicia Gonzales focuses on current and proposed abortion restrictions that impact low-income women in Philly.
March is going to The ‘Burbs purpose

Mar. 6, 2019 1:20 pm

March is going to The ‘Burbs

Even if you don’t buy into the stereotypes, you might be forgiven for wondering what need could there possibly be for social impact organizations to work in the four wealthiest counties in the state. As it happens, there is plenty of need.
Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington people

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 am

Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington

He sees a lot while he's cutting hair: People sheltering in abandoned buildings, huddling up for warmth, struggling with drug addiction. And he thinks about how the neighborhood's empty buildings could be filled with help.
How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need? method

Feb. 18, 2019 10:55 am

How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need?

Neighborhood organizations such as Simple Homes, Jumpstart Kensington and NKCDC are looking for solutions to a multi-ZIP code problem.
#MeToo must focus on the experiences of low-wage workers facing sexual harassment purpose

Feb. 8, 2019 10:50 am

#MeToo must focus on the experiences of low-wage workers facing sexual harassment

"One thing we can try to do is to prevent sexual harassment from happening in the first place, before the harm occurs that can leave someone traumatized for life, or excluded from a career."
Breastfeeding in Riverside: Meet 3 moms who pump in jail purpose

Feb. 5, 2019 10:12 am

Breastfeeding in Riverside: Meet 3 moms who pump in jail

A lactation program run by Maternity Care Coalition encourages incarcerated new mothers to maintain their breast milk supply, reinforcing maternal bonds and providing health benefits to their newborns.

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