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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 […]

 

How To: Qualify To Receive Financial Assistance For A Water Bill

How To: Qualify To Receive Financial Assistance For A Water Bill

When Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez saw her constituent’s water bills, she knew she needed to act. Despite a new assistance plan in place, there were still people who owed thousands of dollars in late and overdue payments. “This is crazy,” Quiñones-Sánchez said. “This is a government owned utility. How did people get into this debt?” […]

 By Siena Mazero

Tioga/Nicetown: Community Legal Services Opens New Law Center

Tioga/Nicetown: Community Legal Services Opens New Law Center

For over 40 years, Community Legal Services has been providing low-income residents with free legal help. With a new, more convenient location and over 10 areas of specialization, residents are able to turn to a dependable source for help. In a neighborhood where the poverty level is 24 percent greater than the average level in […]