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. […]


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. […]

Wake Up With WURD

Wake Up With WURD 9.10.18 – Justin Ennis

On today’s show we have Justin Ennis who is the Executive Director, ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships. He joins Wake Up With WURD to talk about after school programs in Philadelphia and also to talk about an after school program fair that will be happening Sept. 22 […]


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. […]


This Week at Broke in Philly: 09.14.18

• BREAKING POVERTY: Bad breaks early in life often weave an inescapable web for the poor | From: The Philadelphia Tribune
• Education is the answer to many of life’s challenges | From: The Philadelphia Tribune
• Quality education can reduce poverty | From: The Philadelphia Tribune
• Sheriffs target ‘deadbeat dads’ with midnight raids, debtor’s prison. But does it help the kids? | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Democratizing Food | From: The Philadelphia Citizen
• Around the country, incomes are rising. In Philly, they’re falling | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Philly antipoverty office: Lack of clout, vision, and leadership | From: Philadelphia Media Network […]