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At Philly Tech Week, the example of a global nonprofit leveraging tech and human connection to eradicate poverty purpose

Sep. 23, 2020 8:30 am

At Philly Tech Week, the example of a global nonprofit leveraging tech and human connection to eradicate poverty

CARE’s community-based financial solutions drive social equity and gender justice.
COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more funding

Sep. 10, 2020 1:42 pm

COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more

The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy estimates that of the $11.3 million that has been awarded to COVID-related health causes regionally, only 1%, or $131,500 was directed to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 
Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis purpose

Jul. 29, 2020 7:30 am

Organizers and activists clash at the crossroads of Philly’s housing crisis

Forty unhoused Philadelphia families are squatting in vacant buildings that belong to the Philadelphia Housing Authority. As those individuals transform the blighted spaces into living ones, Occupy PHA and PHA spar about housing needs.
Uprising in Philadelphia: A to-do list for the next six months purpose

Jul. 9, 2020 8:58 am

Uprising in Philadelphia: A to-do list for the next six months

18 of Philadelphia's best and brightest tell us what they think needs to happen next — individually and collectively — to address the longstanding structural inequities in the city.
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.

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