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If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer purpose

Feb. 25, 2021 7:02 am

If accessibility seems an unsolvable riddle, the Penn Museum offers an answer

From touch tours to multi-sensory traveling boxes to ingenious alternatives in online programming, the museum in the heart of University City makes anthropology and archaeology come alive for blind and visually impaired patrons.
It will take all of us working together to sustain local businesses and the ‘ballet of the good city sidewalk’ purpose

Apr. 28, 2020 7:35 am

It will take all of us working together to sustain local businesses and the ‘ballet of the good city sidewalk’

Guest columnist Matt Bergheiser explores the merchant's gift to community, past and present.
On pursuing equity and opportunity in Philadelphia communities method

Mar. 11, 2019 2:00 pm

On pursuing equity and opportunity in Philadelphia communities

University City District's Alissa Weiss: "Too often, economic development is framed as a zero-sum game, where the needs of neighborhoods are pitted against the needs of the commercial or downtown area."
Last Chance to Apply for West Philly Workforce Development Program purpose

Jul. 1, 2015 9:01 am

Last Chance to Apply for West Philly Workforce Development Program

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is a collaborative workforce development program that connects West Philadelphia residents with University City’s major employers. Its Connect to Success program is a four week training program designed to prepare West Philadelphians for a career as an inpatient clerk for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The current session launched today and […]
JOIN Spurs Workforce Development With $200,000 in Planning Grants funding

Feb. 12, 2015 12:04 pm

JOIN Spurs Workforce Development With $200,000 in Planning Grants

, a public-private partnership invested in workforce development, has awarded four $50,000 planning grants to Philadelphia-based organizations through its WIN WIN Challenge. The winning grantees are Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), South Kensington Community Partners (SKCP), Community College of Philadelphia, and University City District. Each grantee will pursue their respective workforce partnership ideas for a one-year period. […]
Overcoming Setbacks, United By Blue Pushes Environmental Agenda in Philly method

Feb. 2, 2015 11:55 am

Overcoming Setbacks, United By Blue Pushes Environmental Agenda in Philly

On December 16, United By Blue’s Retail Director Jen Singley and one of her co-workers stepped into Public Storage, a storage facility on Columbus Boulevard. They had loaded a storage space with a few hundred organic leather and canvas bags ready to ship for the holidays. UBB usually stores the bulk of its inventory at […]
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.