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This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again results

Jan. 15, 2019 1:30 pm

This newly revived cash assistance program for poor Pennsylvanians is at risk again

General assistance was reinstated last summer after a six-year hiatus. New legislation threatens to gut the program, which offers about $200 per month to qualified residents.
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records purpose

Aug. 28, 2018 12:47 pm

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity wants more policy changes for people with criminal records

Clean Slate laws are good, but Pennsylvania can do better, says Zane Johnson, managing attorney of the nonprofit that provides legal services for low-income Philadelphians.
Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system? results

Jul. 26, 2018 2:16 pm

Pennsylvania is getting tighter regulations for recovery homes. Will they improve a faulty system?

In 2016, Bristol Township passed its own such ordinances. Here's what the impact and challenges have been, and why monitoring the places where people with addiction can recover matters.
UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania results

Jun. 25, 2018 12:17 pm

UPDATE: That Clean Slate bill was just signed into law in Pennsylvania

The legislation automatically seals the records of people with misdemeanors who earn no further convictions after 10 years as well as those who have been arrested but faced no convictions.
Chad Dion Lassiter is listening people

Jun. 19, 2018 12:20 pm

Chad Dion Lassiter is listening

The North Philadelphia native calls his new position as head of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission a "calling." Here's how he plans to tackle discrimination across the state.
Power Moves: Kiera Smalls is Philly Startup Leaders’ new ED people

Mar. 5, 2018 12:45 pm

Power Moves: Kiera Smalls is Philly Startup Leaders’ new ED

Plus, Larry Krasner hired an Obama appointee, Nina Ahmad is switching political races, Josh Sevin left the Economy League, Generocity is losing one of its own and five more leadership changes.
How Vision 2020 is working toward gender equality in government and business people

Feb. 14, 2018 12:36 pm

How Vision 2020 is working toward gender equality in government and business

"We need our perspectives represented," said the Drexel initiative's founder and president, Lynn Yeakel.
This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly? results

Nov. 16, 2017 12:55 pm

This Vermont program might reduce sex offender recidivism. Could it work in Philly?

Generocity sent a reporter to Vermont to learn about a volunteer program that aims to break down the barriers between society and sex offenders. The tagline: "No more victims."
Pennsylvania’s political accelerator for women scored a 100% win rate last night results

Nov. 8, 2017 1:57 pm

Pennsylvania’s political accelerator for women scored a 100% win rate last night

"This is the first real test of the resistance," said Emerge PA Executive Director Anne Wakabayashi. "Emerge is training the resistance right now."
Power Moves: Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women just got some Philly flavor people

Oct. 24, 2017 12:57 pm

Power Moves: Pennsylvania’s Commission for Women just got some Philly flavor

Plus, meet the five inaugural Buchholz Fellows, the city's new West Philly Promise Zone head, College Possible Philadelphia's new ED and more.

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