Civic and Community Engagement

Spanish-speaking families struggled to sign up for Parks and Rec summer camps. They organized to demand change.

Spanish-speaking families brought the issue of language accessibility to an April meeting with Parks and Rec and other stakeholders. Zamacona recounted how she went to a recreation center in person after the calls led to a dead end. Staff instructed her to call the main office because no one on site spoke Spanish or knew how to access interpreters the city makes available by phone — an experience that made her feel unwelcome. | From: The Inquirer (Read more.)

Community and Family

Philadelphia students learn improv skills at school

According to the program, 82% of the students who participate report that since taking the workshops, their communication skills have improved and that they better understand their emotions. The program also reports that 86% of them feel more confident participating in class. | From: WHYY (Read more.)