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Stomping Grounds Café celebrates ‘magic’ of coffee in West Philadelphia purpose

Nov. 4, 2021 4:35 pm

Stomping Grounds Café celebrates ‘magic’ of coffee in West Philadelphia

Students from YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School learn about the history of coffee and are trained as baristas.
cinéSPEAK and the future of cinema in West Philly purpose

Oct. 25, 2021 11:52 am

cinéSPEAK and the future of cinema in West Philly

In addition to its adaptive programming and online journal, the community organization is developing a microcinema in the neighborhood.
Power moves: Jennifer Lowman is West Philadelphia Alliance for Children’s new executive director people

May 10, 2021 12:35 pm

Power moves: Jennifer Lowman is West Philadelphia Alliance for Children’s new executive director

After a 12-year tenure at the Education Law Center, Lowman takes the helm of the the small but vital organization which started placing volunteers in school libraries in 2003.
In West Philly, a diverse group trains to break through in a field dominated by young white men purpose

Apr. 23, 2021 3:49 pm

In West Philly, a diverse group trains to break through in a field dominated by young white men

"Sometimes we get too focused on the deficit model in Black communities. But there is an ‘and.’ We can offer basic digital learning and technology training," says Soneyet Muhammad.
The Mighty Writers trajectory: How to start small, scale up with success, and pivot in crisis method

Mar. 3, 2021 8:40 am

The Mighty Writers trajectory: How to start small, scale up with success, and pivot in crisis

After the pandemic shut down its five sites, the nonprofit took its literacy efforts online, and put boots on the ground to distribute food and necessities to the hard-hit communities it serves in North, West and South Philly.
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.
What can short-term credentialing do for economic mobility in West Philly? purpose

Feb. 10, 2021 10:20 am

What can short-term credentialing do for economic mobility in West Philly?

These organizations with ties to the neighborhoods are putting the city to work, one person at a time.
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.

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