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This Week at Broke in Philly: Picture This Voting

“If I can make this happen, I’m sure you can, too,” said Akeem Dixon, community connector and host of Broke in Philly’s new series: Picture This. Dixon practiced voting and spoke with a Philadelphia committee person, a candidate for state rep., and a newly registered voter at a block party this past weekend. (Read more.)

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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

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This Week at Broke in Philly: 09.07.18

• BREAKING POVERTY: For many, state of living is a struggle | From: The Philadelphia Tribune
• Wake Up With WURD – Oscar Abello | From: WURD Radio
• Why some workers think Walmart’s pay-in-advance app is a lousy deal | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Wake Up With WURD – Taylor Allen | From: WURD Radio
Find your career: 12 more free or affordable job-training programs in Philly | From: Billy Penn
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This Week at Broke in Philly: 08.31.18

• How reverse mortgages can hurt, rather than help, aging Philly homeowners | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Wake Up With WURD – Oscar Abello | From: WURD Radio
• Why some workers think Walmart’s pay-in-advance app is a lousy deal | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• Introduciendo EN ESPAÑOL
• Family gets ‘stability, security, a place to call home,’ thanks to Conshohocken developer’s new charity | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• HBCU’s as engines of economic mobility | From: FunTimes
• What happens when you reinstate an anti-poverty program and no one knows about it? | From: Philadelphia Media Network
• The Lenfest Institute: Community Listening and Engagement Fund announces 18 new grants
• #BrokeinPhilly: The high cost of being broke
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This Week at Broke in Philly: 08.24.18

• SEPTA’s new regional rail turnstile design keeps Key card users in and the city’s homeless population out | From: Philly Weekly
• To prevent chronic homelessness, Philly nonprofit offers some young adults more than shelter | From: WHYY
• Voices: Abundantly Good Cheese | From: PhillyCAM
• A hotter topic: Building heat resilience into multifamily housing | From: PlanPhilly
• How Benefits Data Trust will use $4 million to increase food security across the U.S. | From: Generocity
• Broke in Philly update: Cash bail processing fees
• Reflecting on media roles (Read more.)