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…]
Business owners are dealing with millions of dollars in damages, as well as lost inventory and records. [continue reading…]
The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund hopes that by posting bail and helping defendants as they await trial, they can show that he cash bail system is an unnecessary part of the justice system. [continue reading…]
Social Issues: New Leash On Life Gives Second Chance to Both Shelter Dogs and Incarcerated Individuals
New Leash on Life USA is a recidivism reduction program in Philadelphia that pairs at-risk dogs with individuals in the criminal justice system to provide both with an opportunity at a new life. [continue reading…]
Students Run Philly Style’s MileUp program hosts races and training for teens and youth interested in running as a way to bring them into a diversion program that helps keep them out of the juvenile justice system.
Philadelphia residents often feel it’s up to them to combat litter in their neighborhoods. A patchwork of City resources, community groups, and motivated individuals work to free individual communities of trash. [continue reading…]