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Be the Change Advocates to Expand Successful Gun Violence Strategy

Oct. 23, 2014 11:25 am

Be the Change Advocates to Expand Successful Gun Violence Strategy

From Left to Right: Dave Forde, Movita Johnson, Hassan Freeman, Joe Kramer,Tom Hickey, Najee Darby and Pat Haughney In January 2008, Movita Johnson moved her family to Landsdowne in hopes of safeguarding her sons from the gun and drug culture running rampant in Philadelphia. In 2011, three years later to the day, Johnson buried her […]
Urban Affairs Coalition’s WorkReady Program Comes to a Close

Aug. 15, 2014 11:44 am

Urban Affairs Coalition’s WorkReady Program Comes to a Close

Ashley Marcus, 15, participated in WorkReady this summer.  There was no lounging around this summer for more than 1,000 youth who participated in WorkReady Philadelphia through the Urban Affairs Coalition. Urban Affairs Coalition is one of the largest providers of the WorkReady program, an initiative of the Philadelphia Youth Network, aimed at helping low-income youth, ages […]
Stoneleigh Foundation Hires New Executive Director funding

Jun. 23, 2014 1:11 pm

Stoneleigh Foundation Hires New Executive Director

The Philadelphia-based Stoneleigh Foundation hired a new executive director, Ronnie L. Bloom, who began the position last week. The former executive director, Cathy Weiss, led the foundation for four years. She announced her intention to step down in December 2013. Generocity did a Q&A with Weiss just prior to the announcement, which contains more details […]
Applications Open for Round-Two of FastFWD Initiative funding

Jun. 4, 2014 10:49 am

Applications Open for Round-Two of FastFWD Initiative

FastFWD offices at Impact Hub in South Kensington. The public-private business accelerator FastFWD is now accepting applications for its second 12-week round. In the first round,  FastFWD worked with 10 different companies that addressed public safety and helped them develop their business models and refine their vision. The focus of the second round will again […]
FastFWD Accelerator Finishes First Round Focused on Public Safety funding

May 19, 2014 2:03 pm

FastFWD Accelerator Finishes First Round Focused on Public Safety

Image via FastFWD website The first 12-week round of the social entrepreneurship accelerator FastFWD came to a close last Friday with a day of investor pitches by 10 companies focused on public safety. The products and services they presented ranged from educational programs for prisoners to new ways to organize evidence for law enforcement agencies. The […]
Ride of Silence to Honor Cyclists Killed or Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents funding

May 14, 2014 12:05 pm

Ride of Silence to Honor Cyclists Killed or Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents

2012 Ride of Silence via Philly Bicycle Coalition’s Flickr This past Saturday, May 10, NBC Philadelphia reported that a 38-year-old bicyclist was killed near 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties when he was struck by a car. In the past 11 months, five bicyclists have been killed in accidents with motor vehicle accidents in the Delaware […]
HollabackPHILLY Launches New Anti-Street Harassment Campaign funding

Apr. 3, 2014 10:24 am

HollabackPHILLY Launches New Anti-Street Harassment Campaign

HollaBACKPhilly, a project of Feminist Public Works, launched its new transit ad campaign on Tuesday. It’s a new, expanded transit ad campaign with a total of 25 ads in the interior of subway cars, on the subway platforms, and in bus shelters across the city. “We decided to do the campaign as a transit campaign […]
FastFWD Business Accelerator Connects Companies with City Officials funding

Mar. 12, 2014 12:59 pm

FastFWD Business Accelerator Connects Companies with City Officials

FastFWD offices at Impact HUB in South Kensington FastFWD, a cross-sector business accelerator designed to address major social problems, is putting city officials in the same room as entrepreneurs for the program’s first 12-week accelerator focused on public safety. The accelerator is a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Social Impact Initiative, GoodCompany Group […]
Community Collaboration in North Philadelphia Highlighted at National “Safe Streets, Strong Communities” Symposium funding

Jan. 27, 2014 11:42 am

Community Collaboration in North Philadelphia Highlighted at National “Safe Streets, Strong Communities” Symposium

The newly-revitalized Raindow de Colores Park in Eastern North Philadelphia. (Image via LISC) The collaboration between local police and the community members of neighborhoods located on the eastern side of North Philadelphia was one of the main highlights at the “Safe Streets, Strong Communities” symposium, a national crime forum held last week in New York by the Local Initiatives Support […]
Sparking Solutions: Issue Profile on Youth Safety purpose

Oct. 25, 2013 10:32 am

Sparking Solutions: Issue Profile on Youth Safety

In our second issue-profile to prepare readers for the Delaware Valley Grantmakers Sparking Solutions Conference, we provide an overview of youth safety in the greater Philadelphia region.

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