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South Philadelphia: Morgan Berman Embracing Good Work at MilkCrate

South Philadelphia: Morgan Berman Embracing Good Work at MilkCrate

Soft music filled the office of MilkCrate in South Philadelphia. Morgan Berman, the company’s founder and leader, oversaw her team busy at work to help companies and organizations follow the words of Gandhi and “be the change they want to see in the world.” Berman’s company seeks to help those interested in increasing their social […]

 

Technology: New Grant Helps Job Seekers in Southwest Philadelphia

Technology: New Grant Helps Job Seekers in Southwest Philadelphia

As more job applications migrate to websites, under-served communities struggle to connect with opportunities.  At the Southwest Community Development Corporation and the Paschalville Library branch, new computers purchased with grant money offer applicants a chance to find work and learn new skills to explore the digital landscape. The CDC opened a Job Readiness Center to help job seekers in […]

 

Point Breeze: Meet Alex Kanderson; the Brains and the Brawn Behind Philadelphia Tech Repair

Point Breeze: Meet Alex Kanderson; the Brains and the Brawn Behind Philadelphia Tech Repair

Just west of Broad Street on Dickinson Street is Philadelphia Tech Repair. Alex Kanderson–the store’s owner, manager and lone employee–sits inside the small shop. As the small chalk board outside 1411 Dickinson St. states, he fixes “phones, laptops, tablets and more” six days a week. Originally from Ocean City, New Jersey, Kanderson moved to the city […]

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Technology: Five Repair Shops For When Things Go Wrong

Technology: Five Repair Shops For When Things Go Wrong

Tech-savvy consumers often look ahead to the next best thing. However, there are times when repairing computers, phones and other devices is a better deal than buying new equipment. There are many tech repair shops in the city and several specialize in particular repairs. Here are five options for you to consider. IGeeksRepairPA – Temple […]

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Technology: Sarah Robbins Helps STEAM Scholars Program Move Forward

Technology: Sarah Robbins Helps STEAM Scholars Program Move Forward

Sarah Robbins is the Roxborough High School STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Scholars Program Coordinator with District 1199C’s Training and Upgrading Fund. The union, representing health care and hospital workers in Philadelphia, looks to bring more science and technology programming into local schools. Her role allows her to work with students and stimulate […]

 

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Harrowgate: Get Your Motor Running- Reentry Roadblocks Lead To Transportation Innovation

Freddy Castro put himself into a tight spot. After a few brush-ups with the law he decided to go the straight and narrow. But trying to land a decent paying job with a criminal record is tough. And having no driver’s license can tie you up even tighter than handcuffs. “I was interviewing for a […]

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Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

With all the negative attention education in Philadelphia receives, the community forgets about the different opportunities laced throughout the city. While there are endless programs serving the area’s youth, there are an abundance of classes and workshops available to all ages and skill levels. From arts education to STEM concepts, Philadelphia is a hub for […]

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North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

North Philadelphia: Infrastructure of The Internet Highlights Digital Divide

Just a few feet beneath every Philadelphian exists a web of veins responsible for carrying precious information, like the oxygen carried by our blood, to and from the city.  Just as oxygen is needed by our brains to function, information, best characterized as communications, are needed by Philadelphia’s residents, government and businesses. Unlike the mast […]

 

Center City: Billy Penn & A New Wave of Media

Center City: Billy Penn & A New Wave of Media

In October, City Paper, one of Philadelphia’s alternative weekly newspapers, ceased operations. A month later, a hefty round of layoffs were announced at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com. In the face of shut downs and layoffs, a new wave of media continues to thrive despite the constant changes seen in traditional media. Some of those […]

 

LGBTQ: Out4STEM Bridges the Gap for STEM-Interested LGBTQ Youth

LGBTQ: Out4STEM Bridges the Gap for STEM-Interested LGBTQ Youth

We can all agree that becoming a scientist is hard. Learning the inner workings of a computer entails dissecting a language consisting of ones and zeroes, while engineering fields require advanced mathematical comprehension. In other words the science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) occupations are not for everyone. Beyond the difficultly of learning the material […]

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