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In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’ purpose

Apr. 14, 2021 9:56 am

In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’

"We do two things really well — early childhood education and housing, so our focus now is on building on those services and figuring out how we can do things even better," says Otis Bullock.
Jobs are key to the build back effort — but will they bring economic equity? purpose

Mar. 30, 2021 11:47 am

Jobs are key to the build back effort — but will they bring economic equity?

Middle class and working class workers have born the brunt of the pandemic — the illness, the economic disruption, the layoffs and the job closings.
With new funding, ACANA expects to aid more than 800 African and Caribbean immigrants purpose

Mar. 23, 2021 8:52 am

With new funding, ACANA expects to aid more than 800 African and Caribbean immigrants

CEO Voffee Jabateh says the $1 million grant from Poverty Action Fund is a good start, but the city needs to take small nonprofits more seriously.
Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 1:50 pm

Why cash payments aren’t always the best tool to help poor people

"There seem to be a growing consensus that cash is the best tool in the fight against poverty. But is it?" asks guest columnist Heath Henderson.
Poverty Action Fund grants $1 million to LISC and LEDC to assist Philly’s Latinx communities purpose

Mar. 17, 2021 10:35 am

Poverty Action Fund grants $1 million to LISC and LEDC to assist Philly’s Latinx communities

The organizations hope to create “a place-based, collective service delivery model” to create the ultimate in coordination — one-stop shopping to tackle poverty.
Millions of American parents will soon get a monthly allowance: 4 questions answered purpose

Mar. 12, 2021 2:00 pm

Millions of American parents will soon get a monthly allowance: 4 questions answered

Nearly 1 in 5 American children live in poverty, and several experts have suggested that the new stimulus package could reduce child poverty by 57%.
Denise Gomez DelSignore is part of a team focused on fostering economic stability in Philly purpose

Mar. 10, 2021 2:57 pm

Denise Gomez DelSignore is part of a team focused on fostering economic stability in Philly

Through the Family Stability Community Challenge, UWGPSNJ identified four high-performing nonprofit organizations — the Poverty Action Fund's first grantees — whose proposals connect individuals and families to important economic security programs.
What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia? purpose

Feb. 24, 2021 10:57 am

What did ‘A Better Chicago’ do for poverty that could work in Philadelphia?

Chicago is a well-off town with a poverty problem. Philadelphia is poor. But The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, Pew's Fund for Health and Human Services and GreenLight Fund Philadelphia are already employing parallel strategies.
How would a Poverty Tracker work in Philadelphia and what could it accomplish? purpose

Feb. 16, 2021 1:27 pm

How would a Poverty Tracker work in Philadelphia and what could it accomplish?

While no official announcements regarding plans to conduct a longitudinal study of poverty in Philadelphia have been made yet, beginning to hypothesize or imagine how such a study would work in the city may be a worthwhile exercise.
In Chinatown, a great need for more benefits — and better access to them purpose

Feb. 4, 2021 1:21 pm

In Chinatown, a great need for more benefits — and better access to them

Misinformation and language barriers prevent many in Chinatown from applying for unemployment compensation or rental assistance.

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