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Nonprofits: Providing Education For People During And After Incarceration

Nonprofits: Providing Education For People During And After Incarceration

While Abdul Lateef was incarcerated, he spent most of his time reading. At first, spy novels were his favorite. Then, he moved on to heavier material, like biographies of civil rights leaders and accounts of historical revolutions. “If I didn’t have access to literature, then the culture that permeates the prison environment could have easily […]

 

Nonprofits: Women Dominate Sector, But Lag Behind in Leadership Roles

Nonprofits: Women Dominate Sector, But Lag Behind in Leadership Roles

Women dominate the nonprofit field, making up nearly three quarters of all employees in the sector, yet they still face barriers when trying to obtain leadership positions. While the struggles women face in the nonprofit world, such as the wage gap, are not unique to the sector alone, they are, perhaps, surprising for a field […]

 

Chinatown North: Asian Arts Initiative Encourages Protest Through Art

Chinatown North: Asian Arts Initiative Encourages Protest Through Art

Aram Han Sifuentes still remembers the first protest banner she made — the words “Dump Trump” sit emblazoned atop a teal fabric playfully covered in pugs. The fiber artist said she always has extra fabric on hand, and after the results of the 2016 presidential election, she turned to her craft to respond to Donald […]

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North Philadelphia: Colwin Williams Goes From Prison to Protector of City’s At Risk Youth

North Philadelphia: Colwin Williams Goes From Prison to Protector of City’s At Risk Youth

Colwin Williams first began getting in trouble in school, fighting in order to appear tough. As he got older, the trouble continued. He got caught up in drugs and by his early 20s, Williams had spent years in and out of county jail for armed robberies — a result, he said, of trying to support […]

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Nonprofits: Five Women Making A Difference Through Leadership

Nonprofits: Five Women Making A Difference Through Leadership

Being a female leader in the nonprofit sector is difficult, just like it is in many fields. According to a report by the human resources firm Nonprofit HR, women are underrepresented in nonprofit leadership positions, despite composing almost three quarters of all nonprofit employees. Here are five women leading nonprofits in Philadelphia and some background […]