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Soft skills, tech jobs: What Philly can learn from Albuquerque’s anti-poverty push

From Technical.ly: Why Albuquerque? Because despite how modest a 3 percent drop in poverty rates may seem, lessons can be gleaned from their local approach, which has been lauded by the Kellogg Foundation and the Obama White House. Given Philadelphia’s stubborn 25.9 percent poverty rate, and the lackluster results of current efforts, we’d be remiss to turn a blind eye to the lessons other cities might contribute. (Read more.)

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Introducing: We’re Listening!

From Broke in Philly: Today, we’re announcing two new features on our site: The ear icon [👂🏽] and “We’re Listening” category. All stories that originated with a question, idea or tip from our audience will be tagged and identifiable so that you can make sure we keep up this part of our project. (Read more.)

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Philly officials: DHS proposal would penalize legal immigrants for kids’ public assistance 👂🏽

From WHYY: The proposed policy would take into consideration the person’s use of non-cash assistance programs, including heating assistance; food assistance programs such as SNAP and WIC; the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); as well as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), among others.
We learned about this story thanks to a reader like you. We’re listening. 👂🏽 (Read more.)