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Strawberry Mansion: Preschools Are Important, But Underfunded

Strawberry Mansion: Preschools Are Important, But Underfunded

Amanda Bowman always imagined herself as a mother. When the time came for her to have children, she was presented with two surprises. The first: she would have to raise them as a single parent. The second: she was having twins. Despite the challenges that faced her, she knew she was going to send them […]

 By Micaella J. Wesley

Powelton Village: Respite and Emergency Care Makes a Difference in West Philadelphia

Powelton Village: Respite and Emergency Care Makes a Difference in West Philadelphia

[vimeo 75233536] Youth Service, Inc.  is a nonprofit child welfare agency that’s been in operation for over 60 years. It provides a range of services to youth and families. They have a teen shelter and a mother/baby group home but the majority of their services are now prevention services. The crisis nursery programs are part of YSI’s […]

 By Imani Nieves

Haddington: ACHIEVEabilty Keeps the Community Active

Haddington: ACHIEVEabilty Keeps the Community Active

[vimeo 49601091] On 60th Street in West Philadelphia, the white building on the corner appears to be just another corner store, but a look inside reveals this isn’t any ordinary building — it’s a gemstone of the Haddington community. The building is the home of ACHIEVEability. ACHIEVEability is a non-profit organization working to serve single parents, low-income […]

 By Samantha Anderson and Justin Boylan

Kensington: Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Not Reaching Residents

Kensington: Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Not Reaching Residents

Comcast, the largest home Internet provider, is having a difficult time bridging the digital divide in Kensington. Introduced last fall, Comcast’s Internet Essentials program aims to provide low-income families with home Internet access for $9.95 a month rather than the usual price of about $30. Computers were also made available for $150. Comcast said over […]