Community and Family

COVID-19 laid bare inequities in our city’s creative economy. Here’s how Philly can fix it

We must bring resources to the arts and art to our communities by directing support to individual artists and small- to medium-sized organizations in underserved areas of our city. These neighborhood-based groups bring vitality and inspiration to Philadelphia’s streets, and artists who work outside the conventional art world have a vital role to play in our city’s creative expression. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Education

Protesters again push Drexel, Penn to pay PILOTs to Philly public schools

Pennsylvania does not require nonprofits, including colleges and universities with large endowments, to pay property taxes, but Philadelphia advocates have been pushing for these payments, known as PILOTs, since at least November 2019. Now, they’re explicitly asking the universities to contribute 40% of the property taxes they don’t pay to the district. The group did not have an estimate for how much that would yield for the city’s schools. | From: WHYY (Read more.)