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In Mantua: If benefits are building blocks, what do we do about benefit cliffs? purpose

Jan. 13, 2021 9:00 am

In Mantua: If benefits are building blocks, what do we do about benefit cliffs?

When people who receive benefits increase earned income as well, they often face a "benefits cliff," where the benefits taper off before sustainable economic self-sufficiency and growth can occur.
Opinion: A fatal force purpose

Dec. 10, 2020 8:30 am

Opinion: A fatal force

Walter Wallace Jr. is not alone — 1,331 people living with severe mental illness have been killed by the police in the U.S. since 2015. More than 30% of them were people of color, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
What happened last night in West Philly? Demands for justice, fire, kettling by police purpose

Oct. 28, 2020 12:20 pm

What happened last night in West Philly? Demands for justice, fire, kettling by police

Vanessa Maria Graber, a producer at PhillyCAM and organizer with Free Press, posted this account of events last night on her Facebook page.
Day after Walter Wallace Jr.’s killing, spiritual leader urges Black community: ‘Do not call the police’ during mental health crises purpose

Oct. 28, 2020 7:41 am

Day after Walter Wallace Jr.’s killing, spiritual leader urges Black community: ‘Do not call the police’ during mental health crises

Yoruba priest Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett spoke to Generocity contributor Bobbi Booker at a moment when Philadelphians are grappling with a myriad of feelings about the police shooting and its aftermath.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture champions civic engagement through art purpose

Oct. 15, 2020 10:45 am

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture champions civic engagement through art

"Representation matters and the origination of civically engaged art by Arabs, BIPOC, and community-based organizations is critical to shaping the future of our neighborhoods," says Hazami Sayed.
Tech repair pop-ups increase access for students, jobseekers and business owners in West Philly purpose

Oct. 14, 2020 11:36 am

Tech repair pop-ups increase access for students, jobseekers and business owners in West Philly

They are part of West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative's effort to rebuild the commercial corridors impacted by the pandemic and damaged during this summer's protests.
Five-story entrepreneurship hub proposed for 52nd and Arch streets in West Philadelphia purpose

Jun. 26, 2020 10:23 am

Five-story entrepreneurship hub proposed for 52nd and Arch streets in West Philadelphia

The plan was introduced during a zoning meeting earlier this month, and the Women’s Opportunity Resource Center (WORC) may become one of the proposed hub's first tenants.
Keeping homeowners safe in their homes and stabilizing neighborhoods purpose

Oct. 18, 2019 12:39 pm

Keeping homeowners safe in their homes and stabilizing neighborhoods

"If we care about health, education, crime reduction, economic growth, and the growth of our city as a whole then we need to care about the housing that makes these things possible," says guest columnist Corrine O’Connell of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.
Today, the BlackStar Film Festival returns to West Philly for its eighth annual event purpose

Aug. 1, 2019 12:00 pm

Today, the BlackStar Film Festival returns to West Philly for its eighth annual event

With films from the likes of Questlove and Solange Knowles, and live conversations between luminaries Spike Lee and Tarana Burke, the festival is a must-attend Philly event.
How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood purpose

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 pm

How this anchor institution works to help address challenges in the neighborhood

In their guest post, Drexel staffers point to the Community Lawyering Clinic and the Writers Room as initiatives that engage and serve the university's West Philadelphia neighborhood.

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