Immigration: Maria Sotomayor Leads Refugee And Immigrant Youth In Social Advocacy

Immigration: Maria Sotomayor Leads Refugee And Immigrant Youth In Social Advocacy

Immigrating to the United States from Ecuador when she was 10 years old, Maria Sotomayor quickly realized immigrants to the U.S. faced an entirely different world than she expected. “My parents had lived here before that, and I had expected them to have a really big house and a nice job and all the things […]

 

Kensington: Get Up, Get Tested

Kensington: Get Up, Get Tested

More than ten years ago, Rudard (Rudy) Robinson decided that it was time to give something directly back to the community of Kensington. From years of homelessness, to time spent doing outreach for Congreso, Robinson now provides direct and necessary care at the doorstep of the Kensington community. As a man who has been there, […]

 By Andrea Lorenzo and Aden Gideon

Brewerytown: Father’s Day Rally Committee Promotes Responsible Fatherhood

Brewerytown: Father’s Day Rally Committee Promotes Responsible Fatherhood

Tired of both the problems confronting black males in Philadelphia and the problems caused by some black males Bilal Qayyum decided to do more to make a positive change. In 1989 Qayyum founded the Father’s Day Rally Committee to promote responsible fatherhood in the African-American communities of Philadelphia. Over two decades later the FDRC is […]