Twenty Philadelphia organizations working on criminal justice reform will receive microgrants between $5k to $10k from a $200,000 pot. The groups will become part of an ongoing collaboration to help stop the rising violence in Philadelphia, the city announced Wednesday. | From: Billy Penn (Read more.)
“We are thankful for Uber for providing free rides to help us in stopping the spread and morbidity associated with COVID-19,” Kamau Stanford, COO of the BDCC, said in a statement
The new effort that’s part of the larger Recharge and Recover PHL initiative is challenging 100 members to increase their spending with Black and Brown businesses.
The administration is also calling for more than $2 million for a forthcoming pilot designed to provide paid transitional jobs, therapy, and other social services to men who are most impacted by gun violence. | From: WHYY (Read more.)
After a year of belt-tightening, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled an ambitious $5.18 billion spending proposal. The spending plan, if approved by the City Council, would restore hundreds of millions of dollars cut in last (Read more.)
In the midst of the worst gun violence in more than 50 years, Mayor Jim Kenney said “solutions must expand to match the scale of the problem” in his annual budget address. However, funding remains low among new proposed city spending. | From: NBC10/Telemundo62 (Read more.)
Men Who Care began life as a neighborhood cleanup initiative in 2011. Now the group facilitates anti-violence programs, runs virtual learning pods for students during COVID, and holds a weekly food pantry, among many other initiatives. | From: Generocity (Read more.)
The eyes of youth justice advocates and others concerned about incarcerated young people are on the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force — a group of lawmakers chosen by Gov. Tom Wolf after allegations of abuse at several youth detention centers across the state — as it prepares to present its policy recommendations. | From: WHYY (Read more.)