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16,000 People Called 2-1-1 in Its First Year, Financial Assistance Tops the List of Needs

Feb. 12, 2014 3:25 pm

16,000 People Called 2-1-1 in Its First Year, Financial Assistance Tops the List of Needs

Services such as the United Way’s 2-1-1 call line become especially important during bouts of bad wintry weather like the Philadelphia area has experienced lately. The 2-1-1 call line (and online database) celebrated its one year anniversary on February 11, which was also National 2-1-1 Awareness Day. “Everyday in this community people are in need […]
Free Library is Offering Help with the Affordable Care Act people

Jan. 29, 2014 9:30 am

Free Library is Offering Help with the Affordable Care Act

The Free Library of Philadelphia, a Certified Application Counselor (CAC), has over 30 trained staff to provide assistance to people signing up for a health insurance online, via phone, or with a paper application through the current enrollment period ending March 31st. The Free Library is encouraging people to visit their local library branch to […]
Urban Affairs Coalition 2013 Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide is Available Now method

Nov. 5, 2013 9:30 am

Urban Affairs Coalition 2013 Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide is Available Now

The Urban Affairs Coalition Foreclosure Prevention Task Force recently released their 2013 Foreclosure Prevention Resource Guide, which is designed to provide a resource for professionals who are trying to help clients save their homes from foreclosure, including housing counselors, attorneys, social workers, lenders, elected officials, government agency staff and members of clergy.
SERVEPhiladelphia Releases 3-Year Progress Report results

Nov. 1, 2013 1:30 pm

SERVEPhiladelphia Releases 3-Year Progress Report

The Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services released a progress report on how the city engaged its own citizens through volunteering over the last three years.
Local Interior Designer Transforms Home in First-Ever Partnership with Habitat for Humanity funding

Sep. 6, 2013 12:11 pm

Local Interior Designer Transforms Home in First-Ever Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Jennifer Fuller, owner of Fuller Interiors LLC and Willow, became the first interior designer to partner with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, donating 100% of her time and services for a new home for the Coleman family.
Garces Family Foundation’s English Language & Skills Program Takes Off in South Philly results

Aug. 14, 2013 11:56 am

Garces Family Foundation’s English Language & Skills Program Takes Off in South Philly

Mallory Fix, a former runner at Garces Trading Co., started the program "English for the Restaurant and Everyday Living" with two other employees and help from the Garces Family Foundation. Here she is presenting a student with a certificate at a ceremony in July 2013.
Autism Expressed Launches Digital Literacy Education Platform for Students with Autism purpose

Aug. 2, 2013 1:32 pm

Autism Expressed Launches Digital Literacy Education Platform for Students with Autism

Autism Expressed is rolling out its subscription-based curriculum to teach digital literacy. The program covers everything from web lingo to browsing and internet safety.
R.I.S.E. Ex-Offender Expo Combines Job Opportunities with Professional Guidance results

Jul. 30, 2013 12:18 pm

R.I.S.E. Ex-Offender Expo Combines Job Opportunities with Professional Guidance

The Mayor’s Office of Re-Integration Services for Ex-Offenders (R.I.S.E.) held an event today that doubled as a job fair and workshop for ex-offenders seeking employment.
The Lean CDC: How Investing in Human Power Keeps New Kensington Clean purpose

Jul. 25, 2013 2:38 pm

The Lean CDC: How Investing in Human Power Keeps New Kensington Clean

In Center City and University City, uniformed streets cleaners are almost as ubiquitous as police or Parking Authority officers. They are a fixture at parks, public spaces and business areas, changing out trash bags, sweeping, and operating large industrial street sweepers.
City Announces New Anti-Poverty Plan: “Shared Prosperity Philadelphia” results

Jul. 11, 2013 1:04 pm

City Announces New Anti-Poverty Plan: “Shared Prosperity Philadelphia”

It has been less than one year since Mayor Nutter issued an Executive Order calling for the creation of an anti-poverty plan by the Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO), a cabinet-level office created less than a month prior.

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