Germantown: Facing Poverty Head On

Germantown: Facing Poverty Head On

Face to Face is a non-profit organization where anyone is welcome to a hot meal, legal advice and an array of social services, all free of charge. What originally began as a soup kitchen in 1985 has grown into human services organization, providing vital resources for the homeless and the impoverished. “The one thing we […]

 By Samuel A. Scimeca and Micaella J. Wesley

Spruce Hill: Local Business Gives Back to the Community

Spruce Hill: Local Business Gives Back to the Community

The early evening hours are often very busy for the kitchen staff at the Homewood Suites at 41st and Walnut streets. For three hours each day, from Monday through Thursday, the kitchen staff serves more than 200 guests a complimentary dinner with all of the fixings, including dessert and even alcoholic beverages if you are of legal […]

 By Tasia N. Morgan and Dominique M. Spooner

South Africa: The Informal Job Economy

South Africa: The Informal Job Economy

[vimeo 72590992] The historic scarcity of work opportunities, resultant chronic high unemployment coupled with apartheid-era laws sparked an entrepreneurial spirit among many South Africans as a means of survival. Today, within townships such as Alexandra and Kliptown, many residents engage in what’s called the ‘informal economy.’ At the South African Institute of Race Relations, a team […]