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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.
My Philly Neighbor: Why Hestonville’s Juanita Acree encourages civic engagement people

Feb. 14, 2019 10:31 am

My Philly Neighbor: Why Hestonville’s Juanita Acree encourages civic engagement

The community leader organizes block parties, feeds the hungry and encourages neighbors to register to vote.
What does a scalable roadmap for revitalization look like for Philly’s commercial corridors? method

Sep. 24, 2018 12:52 pm

What does a scalable roadmap for revitalization look like for Philly’s commercial corridors?

At a recent Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia panel, local civic and business leaders shared best practices for creating public retail spaces that support equitable prosperity and growth.

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