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Social Impact Across the U.S.

Jan. 6, 2015 1:19 pm

Social Impact Across the U.S.

The social impact world is taking stock as it enters 2015. Here are some trend stories looking at what’s coming and what has passed. This is the first post of Social Impact Across the U.S., a weekly roundup of links from major news sites and blogs that looks at the intersecting world of nonprofits, social […]
State of Young Philly Twitter Chat Roundup

Nov. 21, 2014 12:53 pm

State of Young Philly Twitter Chat Roundup

Want to help us brainstorm ideas on how to keep the conversation growing past State of Young Philly? Email kristen@generocity.org and let us know! [View the story “#SOYPChat Recap: #PHLed, #PHLarts + #PHLsusty” on Storify]
7 Moments in Philly Social Impact: July Edition

Aug. 8, 2014 9:58 am

7 Moments in Philly Social Impact: July Edition

This summer has already been full of change-making for the city of Philadelphia. Here’s a few moments from July to celebrate, and get you ready to make this city even better as we round out the season! [metaslider id=30318]
Event Roundup: Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, Street Harassment Workshop, Bike to Work Day Moved

May 16, 2014 11:38 am

Event Roundup: Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, Street Harassment Workshop, Bike to Work Day Moved

Trenton Avenue Arts Festival On May 17, celebrate East Kensington’s incredible mix of local artists, musicians and eateries. Organized by the dedicated volunteers of the East Kensington Neighbors Association.  With 200 local arts and food vendors, the festival usually attracts more than 10,000 attendees to raise funds for neighborhood projects and revitalization. When:  May 17, 2014, 11:00 […]
News Links: Another Building Collapse, Nutter Announces Increased Funds for Free Library, 3rd Street to Become N3rd Street

Mar. 14, 2014 2:21 pm

News Links: Another Building Collapse, Nutter Announces Increased Funds for Free Library, 3rd Street to Become N3rd Street

  Another Building Collapse… A building on 3rd and Market, formerly the location of the Shirt Corner, collapsed on Thursday. The Inquirer reports that the building collapsed while workers were attempting to demolish a building two doors east. [Inquirer] Mayor Nutter Voices Regret for Library Cuts Mayor Nutter announced a 2.5 million increase in funding […]
News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations

Mar. 7, 2014 10:54 am

News Links: Mayor Nutter announces budget proposal, Starr funds Philly schools, Philabundance clashed with regional hunger relief organizations

  Mayor Nutter Announces 2014 Budget Proposal Mayor Nutter announced his annual budget proposal on Thursday. Some of the highlights include increased funding for Licenses & Inspections – in light of recent building collapses – and the highest capital budget since 2002. [Philadelphia Business Journal]  Starr Fund-raises for Philly Schools Restaurant magnate Stephen Starr is using […]
News Links: Profile of Paseo Verde Apartments, City Releases Green Street Design Manuel, Inside South Kensington’s Transformation

Feb. 28, 2014 2:01 pm

News Links: Profile of Paseo Verde Apartments, City Releases Green Street Design Manuel, Inside South Kensington’s Transformation

  Another Look at the Paseo Verde Housing Development  Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron’s profile of the Paseo Verde Apartments looks at how the project managed to incorporate sustainable features and other amenities despite its tight budget. [Inquirer] City Releases Manuel for Green Street Design  The Philadelphia Water Department and the Streets Department teamed up […]
News Links: Preliminary Plan for JFK Plaza, Science Center to Help Digital Health Start-Ups, Center Combines Art and Culture for Refugees

Feb. 14, 2014 2:01 pm

News Links: Preliminary Plan for JFK Plaza, Science Center to Help Digital Health Start-Ups, Center Combines Art and Culture for Refugees

  Nutter, Clarke agree to preliminary plan for JFK Plaza Mayor Michael Nutter and Council President Darrell Clarke met Monday afternoon and agreed to the sale of the parking garage below love park, to increase the green area in the park, and more. [PlanPhilly] Science Center to help digital health start-ups From now until March […]
News Links: New incubator for healthcare innovation, bike corrals and parklets now official, map of social enterprises release

Feb. 7, 2014 2:27 pm

News Links: New incubator for healthcare innovation, bike corrals and parklets now official, map of social enterprises release

  Here’s a new map for finding do-gooding businesses across the U.S.This Good World has created a big, interactive map, which aims to connect and support good businesses — so that consumers can more easily discover these businesses and be able to support them too. [NewsWorks] Independence Blue Cross launching health IT incubator in Center City Independence […]
Events Roundup: Spruce Foundation, OpenAccessPHL, Food Access and More people

Feb. 5, 2014 1:25 pm

Events Roundup: Spruce Foundation, OpenAccessPHL, Food Access and More

Spruce Foundation 2014 Partner Dinners When: February 12, February 19, February 16, March 5 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Where: 114 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Cost: $30 per dinner. The Spruce Foundation is hosting a series of dinners to showcase their partnering organizations in arts, education, health and wellness and LGBTQ. Tickets include dinner, dessert, a beverage and good conversation. @OpenAccessPHL […]