September 25, 2018
Broke in Philly

Babies should matter more than billionaires

From The Philadelphia Tribune: U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2017 released last week show nearly one in five children in America still lives in poverty, making them the poorest age group in our country. Almost one-third of the 39.7 million poor people in the United States are children. […]

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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: 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. […]

Earn

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. […]

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Colby for a cause

From The Philadelphia Citizen: After more than 30 years in operation, Philabundance is now launching something new, something that is the source of Retamar and Bowdler’s snacking habit: Abundantly Good, a retail line of cheeses, the proceeds of which are used to turn surplus milk, which would otherwise go to waste, into cheese for the people facing food insecurity. […]

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Democratizing Food

From The Philadelphia Citizen: For the last decade, Common Market has spread affordable access to locally-sourced nutrient-dense food to the city’s neediest. Now its mission is spreading nationwide […]

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Babies should matter more than billionaires

From The Philadelphia Tribune: U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2017 released last week show nearly one in five children in America still lives in poverty, making them the poorest age group in our country. Almost one-third of the 39.7 million poor people in the United States are children. […]

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Ideas we should steal: The Citizens Project

From The Philadelphia Citizen: Nationally one in five homeless people had a serious mental illness, and the same number had a substance abuse problem, and in Philly, drug overdose is the number one cause of death among homeless people. These issues are, as may be expected, intertwined, and have created a need for programs like the Citizens Project in large cities across the country. […]

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The Lenfest Institute: Community Listening and Engagement Fund announces 18 new grants

Resolve Philadelphia, the organization that brings you Broke in Philly, is proud to announce that we’ve received a grant from the CLEF Listening Fund to underwrite our subscription to Hearken. Hearken is a digital tool that allows news organizations to include the public as a story develops, from conception to publication, resulting in more inclusive, original reporting and helping newsrooms create new revenue streams. We are excited to roll this out among our media partners over the coming months and giving you even better coverage of our focal issues, so stay tuned! […]

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