This Week at Broke in Philly

This Week at Broke in Philly: 06.08.18

• Ready? Set? Work | From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
• How to break poverty cycles throughout education in ElBarrio North Philly | From: ParaTiMujer Radio Program
• Helping students think about work | From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook
• ‘I just give up’: As U.S. unemployment falls, life still hard for Philadelphians out of work | From: WHYY
• Ideas we should steal: Transit oriented development | From: The Philadelphia Citizen
• Educators help students sample new careers | From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook […]

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Citizen of the Week: Stephanie Sena

Sena, an adjunct history professor at Villanova University, oversees the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP), a nonprofit she helped found as a way to engage her millennial students in making a difference to their world. From: The Philadelphia Citizen […]

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Helping students think about work

Career Day was designed to reach the young people at three pivotal periods: students finishing seventh grade, who will be applying to high schools in the fall; high school juniors, who will be applying to colleges; and high school seniors entering the workforce who will be looking for jobs. From: The Philadelphia Public School Notebook […]

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‘I just give up’: As U.S. unemployment falls, life still hard for Philadelphians out of work

While the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to an 18-year low, life remains difficult for the roughly 44,000 Philadelphians without jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May jobs report, the U.S. unemployment rate currently sits at 3.8 percent, or about 6.1 million Americans. In Philadelphia, the unemployment rate has also been declining, but it remains higher than the national rate at 5.3 percent. From: WHYY […]