For decades, Philadelphia has tried to rehabilitate vacant properties to create affordable housing options, but progress has stalled — and it’s not for lack of redevelopment efforts. [continue reading…]
Black firefighters share their experiences as they strive to further Black and Brown representation in the field.
Mantua: ‘If you don’t live here you ain’t going to put all your heart into it;’ the Impact of a Community Center
A former evening director of the West Philly Boys & Girls Club talks about the need for engaging teenagers in the community. [continue reading…]
The day’s 34-0 win vitalized Bartram football team’s players, coaches, and decades of alumni. [continue reading…]
Story by Mary Olivia Kram In March of 2020, a combination of Covid-19 shutdowns and zoning concerns forced the Kensington Storefront, an art hub focused on harm reduction run by Mural Arts, to close its [continue reading…]
Independence Blue Cross is working with Cocolife.black and Cayaba Care to reduce racial disparities in severe maternal morbidity. [continue reading…]
Howard Zehr photographed and interviewed Pennsylvania prisoners with life sentences in the 90s and returned 25 years later to find out how their perspectives on their sentences changed.
Block Gives Back, a community service nonprofit, started hosting Peace & Play Day in 2017 to encourage residents to use public parks more and make them safe spaces from gun violence in their communities. [continue reading…]
The Caribbean Community in Philadelphia shared their culture through music and food on June 25. [continue reading…]
West Philadelphia Slavic Community Choir, Sing Slavic hosted a benefit concert at Fleisher Art Memorial, to raise donations for United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, amid conflict with Russia. [continue reading…]
Amateur Sports: The Anderson Monarchs Continue to Be a Hub for South Philly Sports, Launching Its First Girls Program
The Monarchs continue to have a positive effect on players, parents, and its founder. [continue reading…]