Aug. 26, 2021 2:31 pm
How the pandemic response has failed young people: Housing insecurity
"It doesn’t make sense that securing a home takes this much suffering," says Deja Morgan, a member the Youth Action Board of Community Legal Services, and a coauthor of its recently released report.
Aug. 25, 2021 1:52 pm
New report calls for youth-centric approaches to policy
"How the Pandemic Response Has Failed Young People and What We Need to Thrive" was co-written and researched by three members of the Youth Action Board of Community Legal Services.
Jul. 28, 2021 4:40 pm
Youth aging out of foster care are at risk of homelessness. Is Philadelphia doing all it can?
Estimates suggest that at any moment in Philadelphia about 200 out of the 500 youth experiencing homelessness have spent time in foster care. They are sliding through what child welfare researchers call the foster care to homelessness pipeline.
Apr. 9, 2021 10:15 am
When little things mean a lot
New sheets and towels. A suitcase instead of a garbage bag for your clothes. The security deposit for a safe place to stay. Joel Embiid's recent donation will go to provide what may seem commonplace but isn't common for the youth YSI Philly serves.
Mar. 31, 2020 11:53 am
Disruptions and government response to the coronavirus outbreak are heavily impacting youth in foster care
Advocates say improvisation will be required to address the full range of problems Philadelphia’s child welfare system is confronting.
Jan. 27, 2020 6:44 am
Project HOME opens a STEAM lab at Honickman Learning Center
“Quality education for every child should not be a luxury, it’s a basic need,” says Project HOME's cofounder and executive director Sister Mary Scullion.
Nov. 8, 2019 8:15 am
Tour an imagined drop-in center for youth experiencing housing insecurity
Youth from West Philly created avatars of themselves leading a tour of their imagined center, The Stoop, with help from Neighborhood Time Exchange media artist María Alarcón.
May 17, 2019 1:15 pm
YOUTHadelphia awards largest grant in its history to Youth HEALers Stand Up!
The Philadelphia Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee spent weeks narrowing down the applicants to five grantees.
Jun. 28, 2018 8:48 am
Ending the ‘closet to poverty pipeline’ for LGBTQ youth
Stoneleigh Fellow Kee Tobar celebrates Pride Month by "making sure that the most vulnerable amongst us are not so consumed with survival that they cannot participate in the joy and celebrations that are integral to it."
Jan. 10, 2017 7:39 am
Philly had an all-time high of homeless children and youth in 2014. Here’s why
The Pa. Department of Education reported 5,764 students who experienced homelessness in Philadelphia that year. People's Emergency Center's Joe Willard attributes the historic high to better tracking methods.