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Let the LRC know — It’s time to end prison gerrymandering purpose

Aug. 19, 2021 2:35 pm

Let the LRC know — It’s time to end prison gerrymandering

Prison gerrymandering is the practice of counting incarcerated people as residents of their cells instead of their hometowns. It isn't equitable and it isn't legal, says guest columnist Brenda Marrero.
This pair of Pa. bills would help ex-offenders find gainful employment results

Apr. 13, 2016 2:27 pm

This pair of Pa. bills would help ex-offenders find gainful employment

Two identical "Clean Slate" bills were just introduced in the state Senate and House with bipartisan support.
This will be the state’s biggest social impact project ever. How will Philly fit? funding

Apr. 12, 2016 12:56 pm

This will be the state’s biggest social impact project ever. How will Philly fit?

Two "pay for success" initiatives will work to cut recidivism rates and government spending. Philadelphia will be involved in some way, though it's unclear as to what extent.
Here’s how PennFuture is tweaking its focus method

Apr. 4, 2016 10:33 am

Here’s how PennFuture is tweaking its focus

It's not a "shift," per se, but the advocacy organization will be focusing on providing the average citizen with an entry point for engagement with environmental policy.
How the Housing Alliance of Pa. built an advocacy powerhouse out of ‘irrelevance’ results

Jan. 19, 2016 8:49 am

How the Housing Alliance of Pa. built an advocacy powerhouse out of ‘irrelevance’

After 14 years nurturing a diverse statewide coalition from the ground up, Executive Director Liz Hersh is leaving to lead Philadelphia's Office of Supportive Housing.
Pre-K for PA’s Push for Expanded Early Education Makes Headway results

Apr. 24, 2015 12:29 pm

Pre-K for PA’s Push for Expanded Early Education Makes Headway

Pre-K for PA is a non-partisan issue campaign that aims to expand access to pre-Kindergarten to all 3 to 4-year-olds in the state by 2018. Now in its second year, the campaign has reached what could be its first major legislative victory: Governor Tom Wolf has proposed $120 million in additional funds to early education, […]