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Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system purpose

Apr. 16, 2021 1:15 pm

Promising new approaches correct for the disproportionate presence of Black families in the child welfare system

Instituting "Blind Removal" meetings coupled with implicit bias training for caseworkers has yielded good results in New York and Michigan, but not without controversy.
Does your organization’s IRL office matter anymore? purpose

Apr. 16, 2021 8:47 am

Does your organization’s IRL office matter anymore?

Our sister site, Technical.ly has been asking technologists what they expect post-pandemic work to look like, and now we're bringing Generocity into the convo. Join us at Technical.ly's public Slack on April 23 for a live discussion.
Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 3:26 pm

Black families confront a child welfare system that seems intent on separating children from parents

Investigative reporter Steve Volk examines the challenges and opportunities facing the foster care system in part one of a two-part series.
People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts purpose

Apr. 15, 2021 10:12 am

People of color are most burdened by debt and collection judgments issued by ‘weaponized’ courts

A report released this March by the Reinvestment Fund and Community Legal Services indicates that seven out of 10 debt collection defendants in Philadelphia live in census tracts where over 35% of the households are cost burdened. 
This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money purpose

Apr. 14, 2021 3:18 pm

This is how the City must tackle behavioral health needs with the American Rescue Plan money

"Addressing the behavioral health needs of all Philadelphians will require robust, cross-sector interventions across a spectrum of health promotion, prevention and early intervention, treatment, and maintenance," says guest columnist Joe Pyle.
In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’ purpose

Apr. 14, 2021 9:56 am

In Point Breeze, funding enables Diversified Community Services to move services ‘to the next level’

"We do two things really well — early childhood education and housing, so our focus now is on building on those services and figuring out how we can do things even better," says Otis Bullock.
The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools purpose

Apr. 13, 2021 1:00 pm

The School District of Philadelphia has a new COVID-19 dashboard to track cases in schools

The district reports that it has stayed below a positivity rate of 1% since it began hybrid in-person and remote learning this year.
Black-led BanksGiving and Empify are focused on changing financial futures purpose

Apr. 12, 2021 12:41 pm

Black-led BanksGiving and Empify are focused on changing financial futures

Chris Banks and Ashley Fox talk to Generocity contributor Lisa Bryant about their financial education efforts in Philly. Not only what people need to learn, but what they need to unlearn.
Opinion: Don’t fall for Rep. Martina White’s rhetoric. Trans women are women purpose

Apr. 12, 2021 9:08 am

Opinion: Don’t fall for Rep. Martina White’s rhetoric. Trans women are women

Women’s sports need media coverage, investment, and resources. Not gender policing, says guest columnist Erica Vanstone. 
Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 2:48 pm

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

Guest columnist Sandra Chafouleas says "behavioral vaccines" are especially important as schools seek to fully resume in-person instruction.

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