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BREAKING POVERTY: A need to create access to jobs, training

From The Philadelphia Tribune: City officials are working with business leaders to establish or expand industry partnerships in seven opportunity industries identified by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, including health care, retail and hospitality, early childhood education, technology services, business and financial services, construction and infrastructure, and manufacturing and logistics. […]

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BREAKING POVERTY: Crime, poverty often linked

From The Philadelphia Tribune: Three of the poorest ZIP codes in the city — 19132 (North Philadelphia-West), 19134 (Port Richmond) and 19140 (Germantown, Nicetown and North Philadelphia-West) — are responsible for almost a third of the city’s homicides since January 2013. […]