Jan. 11, 2018 11:09 am
After federal cuts, Philly funders are stepping up for this refugee service nonprofit
2017 was rough for Nationalities Service Center. Here's how it's rallying in 2018, thanks to support from local donors and foundations.
Aug. 7, 2017 12:14 pm
Wow, NeedsList was chosen to be part of another global accelerator
The online platform connecting refugee aid workers with people who want to donate was a part of the MassChallenge 2017 accelerator last month, and it just joined the three-month Katapult accelerator in Norway.
Jul. 11, 2017 12:55 pm
‘We all had to leave something’ — A peek at Al-Bustan’s photo project on immigrant youth
You can expect to see the Knight Cities Challenge-funded project at the Thomas Paine Plaza this September, where words like "trust" are visually depicted from the perspectives of Northeast High School students.
Jul. 5, 2017 9:20 am
NeedsList just won a $25,000 investment following its beta launch
The refugee aid platform scores another win as one of the two winners from Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Village Capital’s fintech accelerator.
Jun. 22, 2017 1:14 pm
Nationalities Service Center is partnering with local tech companies to find refugees jobs
Ecommerce company WebLinc has already taken on two NSC clients as paid interns. The next challenge will be expanding the program to other sectors.
Jun. 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Mental health services for immigrants and refugees in Philly must be reworked
In addition to language and cultural barriers, therapists and counselors "need to really shift from this idea that we are the experts that are fixing the problems in other people’s lives." Here's how three local nonprofits are doing it.
Jun. 16, 2017 12:00 pm
Refugee aid startup NeedsList is launching its beta site next week for World Refugee Day
The platform, which connects refugee aid workers with people who want to donate finances and supplies, will be starting its work with nonprofits and NGOs in Greece, France and Philadelphia.
Jun. 1, 2017 12:55 pm
Celebrate Philly’s 200,000 foreign-born residents this Immigrant Heritage Month
The month-long event series officially kicks off June 5, along with Generocity’s editorial focus on immigration.
May 8, 2017 12:27 pm
This ‘sanctuary dome’ is a place for Lao American refugees to tell their stories
The dome, created by Laos in the House, will be traveling to several spaces and events as part of the Philadelphia Assembled initiative.
Apr. 3, 2017 12:52 pm
These Penn students invented a way to keep encamped refugees warm through the winter
Ember is a wood stove attachment that improves heating time by 150 percent.