Ceiba is joining forces with APM, Congreso, Esperanza, HACE, and the Norris Square Community Alliance to bring to scale the use of free tax preparation as a gateway to connect residents of Fairhill/Kensington, and other (Read more.)
Its goal is to use training, financial aid, and networking to help cleaning company owners of color across the state weather the pandemic and compete for contracts from government agencies and other large anchor institutions — contracts that historically have gone largely to white-owned companies. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
The program, funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, offers families grief counseling, helps to make funeral arrangements, and even provides assistance getting utilities turned back on. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
Among the changes in the works for the program funded by Congress as part of a $900 billion COVID relief package passed in December, are new income requirements and a three-month standard term for aid. | From: PlanPhilly (Read more.)
Operating under the city’s newly formed Department of Labor, the Office of Worker Protections has two main functions: receive and investigate complaints about labor law violations and educate people about their rights if they work in Philly. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)
Share Food has fed more than 1 million people a month since last March. That, says its executive director, has required some creative pivoting.
Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District, said the campaign is designed to preserve restaurants in town, which make up about a third of the district’s business members and which are working hard to survive at a difficult time. | From: WHYY (Read more.)