“This is all born of United Way’s belief that if we really want to end intergenerational poverty, and really move the needle, then we need to bring more supports to our agencies and partners.” (Read more.)
A new study out today from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that the vast majority of low-income Philadelphians receive no assistance with their housing costs. As a result, many have to rely on unconventional and sometimes illegal arrangements to secure shelter. (Read more.)
From NBC10/Telemundo62 : The trauma associated with poverty is not new. But a new report released Wednesday by The Pew Charitable Trusts shines a light on the experiences of Philadelphia’s lowest income residents and shows how financial insecurity can affect everything from education to health. (Read more.)
From Next City: Philadelphia assesses something called a probate fee — $580 — the Henrys would learn they needed to pay City Hall just to process their inheritance. It may not sound like much, but to Ora Henry, who makes $12-an-hour as a social worker, and her mother, who was recently reduced to part-time hours at her job, it meant a lot.
From WURD Radio: Technical.ly’s Roberto Torres spoke with WURD’s Keaton Nichols about a Broke in Philly reporting trip to New Mexico to look at new ways to connect people to tech jobs. They also spoke about Technical.ly’s recent Technologists of Color series. (Read more.)
From PlanPhilly: Lisa Hall never did any extracurriculars while in school. She wants to change that for her two young children. “I think it exposes them to new things and I hope they find out they’re passionate about something,” said Hall, who lives in Southwest Philadelphia. (Read more.)
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. (Read more.)
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. (Read more.)