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At Tech in the Commons, nonprofit pros learned about using data to maximize impact purpose

Jun. 28, 2019 2:41 pm

At Tech in the Commons, nonprofit pros learned about using data to maximize impact

The three case studies presented focused on resources and technologies that help organizations use census data in new ways.
These three young African immigrants are changing the game for girls in Liberia people

Jun. 27, 2019 1:00 pm

These three young African immigrants are changing the game for girls in Liberia

Summer Kollie, Princess Aghayere and Oladunni Alomaja, are launching Rebound Liberia, a program that will empower young women in Africa through basketball, personal development and literacy education.
Indah Nuritasari: ‘I believe that stories, journalism is very powerful’ people

Jun. 27, 2019 8:40 am

Indah Nuritasari: ‘I believe that stories, journalism is very powerful’

The Indonesian writer says she organizes workshops for immigrants and refugees because she knows how hard life can be for them.
AARP associate state director and Dominican native finds home in Philadelphia people

Jun. 26, 2019 3:09 pm

AARP associate state director and Dominican native finds home in Philadelphia

Yocasta Lora is one of the founders of Dominicanos in the Delaware Valley, a group of Dominican professionals promoting Dominican culture and leadership.
What does ‘Housing First’ mean? We ask Pathways to Housing PA to explain purpose

Jun. 25, 2019 11:00 am

What does ‘Housing First’ mean? We ask Pathways to Housing PA to explain

The Housing First model focuses on people experiencing chronic homelessness — and on long-term housing retention and supportive services.
Kathryn Ott Lovell: ‘There is huge potential in Philadelphia’s public spaces’ people

Jun. 25, 2019 7:02 am

Kathryn Ott Lovell: ‘There is huge potential in Philadelphia’s public spaces’

One of two Philadelphians named a Public Spaces Fellow by the Knight Foundation, the Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation says she'll now have the chance to test drive creative ideas.
Can plastic straw bans balance the health of our planet with the needs of people with disabilities? purpose

Jun. 24, 2019 5:26 pm

Can plastic straw bans balance the health of our planet with the needs of people with disabilities?

Todd Collura is one of many people with disabilities who are concerned about the impact efforts to reduce or get rid of plastic straws will have on his ability to drink liquids.
Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project people

Jun. 24, 2019 7:20 am

Power Moves: Rachel Miller becomes director of Criminal Records Expungement Project

Plus, power moves at the City of Philadelphia and Resolve Philly; board appointments at the Mann Center, Friends Service Committee, Girl Scouts, PA Horticultural Society, and more.
Anuj Gupta on the power of the ‘common denominator’ public space people

Jun. 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Anuj Gupta on the power of the ‘common denominator’ public space

One of two Philadelphians named a Public Spaces Fellow by the Knight Foundation, the general manager of Reading Terminal Market will now have support while exploring how to best use our shared spaces.
Are you ready to ditch the bag? Councilman Squilla thinks so (and so does the Clean Air Council) purpose

Jun. 21, 2019 9:31 am

Are you ready to ditch the bag? Councilman Squilla thinks so (and so does the Clean Air Council)

“The goal of this bill is to reduce the single-use plastic [bags] by 80% in the first year," Squilla says.

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