Between 2006 and 2016, Philly’s poverty rate moved a total of .6 percent, and in the wrong direction. While over that decade the rate ranged from a low of 23.8 percent and as high as 28.4 percent. (Read more.)
Broke in Philly editor Jean Friedman-Rudovsky listens as WHYY Vice President for News and Civic Dialogue Sandra Clark speaks on a panel on “Building Trust with the Public” during the Society of Professional Journalists conference Sunday at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. WHYY is one of 19 news organizations partnering with Broke in Philly. (Read more.)
Dozens of journalists attended a panel discussion at the Philadelphia Media Network headquarters in Center City Friday morning, hosted by Broke in Philly to help inform our collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty. Stay tuned for more reporting on this event from our partners. (Read more.)
From NBC10/Telemundo62: In Philadelphia, one in four people earns less than $20,000 per year. Now, community leaders including Otis Bullock are working to solve the problems that come along with economic insecurity.
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Our partners at NBC10/Telemundo62 hosted a bilingual panel discussion on Facebook Live to kick off Broke in Philly Thursday afternoon. From left: Emma Restrepo from ParaTiMujer Radio, Edgar Ramirez from Philatinos Radio, host Alicia Lozano from NBC10 Philadelphia and Mónica Zorrilla from Billy Penn. (Read more.)
It’s an unexpected message from a woman who has dedicated her life to helping the Puerto Rican community in Philadelphia. But Hurricane Maria and the subequent flood of evacuees to Pennsylvania further exacerbated a problem that has long plagued impoverished Puerto Ricans. There are not enough resources to go around. (Read more.)