July 15, 2018
Broke in Philly

This Week at Broke in Philly: 07.13.2018

• Beyond SEPTA Key: New program replaces tokens for people in need | From: Billy Penn
• Why this couple’s wedding registry was devoted to paying off Philly kids’ court costs | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• New report sheds light on poverty | From: NBC10/Telemundo62
• How this Philadelphia neighborhood is gentrifying without displacement | From: Next City
• Philadelphians feel squeezed as U.S. economy seems to hum. That’s a poverty problem | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Here’s where people living on Philly streets can find respite from the heat | From: Generocity […]

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Pa. bills would subsidize the costs of college

From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Philadelphia legislators have introduced bills in the state Senate and House of Representatives that would give low-income and middle-class students full tuition scholarships to community colleges and state-related universities. […]

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Landing on your feet

From The Philadelphia Citizen: PAR-Recycle Works teaches participants to break down old electronics—laptops, computer monitors, window AC units, phones—donated by partners and townships. […]

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Pa. bills would subsidize the costs of college

From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook: Philadelphia legislators have introduced bills in the state Senate and House of Representatives that would give low-income and middle-class students full tuition scholarships to community colleges and state-related universities. […]

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How this Philadelphia neighborhood is gentrifying without displacement

From Next City: Where anti-gentrification activists in Point Breeze have gone so far as to torch new homes under construction, and North-Central Philadelphia residents protest Temple University’s drive to turn their neighborhood into an extension of its campus, Germantowners rely mainly on the neighborhood’s homegrown resources to create what may well become one of the first income-diverse gentrified neighborhoods. […]

Find resources for housing and more in Philadelphia

Broke in Philly has compiled a map of resources ranging from Philadelphia Housing Authority sites to financial empowerment centers like the Women’s Opportunities Resources Center throughout the city. BenePhilly Centers, which seek to connect people with benefits like tax preparation, are also on the map. If you’d like to suggest a resource to add to the map, send us a message through the form on our homepage. […]

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Growing out of poverty

A little over 50 years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty when the national poverty rate was 19 percent; some $5 trillion later, it’s 16 percent today. Isn’t it time to think differently about how to prosecute that war? From: The Philadelphia Citizen […]

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Reframing economic injustice in America’s poorest big city

In the dozen-or-so stories Broke has published since its launch, its media partners have made strides in avoiding stereotypes and stigmatizing language. The group has also made community engagement central to the project’s development, event planning, and reporting process. From: Columbia Journalism Review […]

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