Politics: TAP’s Impact on Foster Care Parents in the City

Politics: TAP’s Impact on Foster Care Parents in the City

Already parents of one son, Phyllis and Derek Stevens wanted to grow their family. The couple had space in their hearts and their home for more children, so they became foster parents. Like other new foster parents, they weren’t aware of the variety of resources beyond their case manager’s services that were available to these […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: The Art of Removing Graffiti

Arts & Entertainment: The Art of Removing Graffiti

Artistic creation can be visually appealing to anyone. Street art is a way for people to share their work with a broad audience without the awkwardness of attending a cramped gallery showing. It is right in front of them whether they like it or not. Some street art is commissioned, other street art is illegal […]

 By Shanice Richardson

Northeast: Teachers and School Employees Become ‘Faces of the Layoffs’

Northeast: Teachers and School Employees Become ‘Faces of the Layoffs’

FacesofTheLayoffs.org gives a voice to the thousands of Philadelphia School District employees who’ve been told they would not have jobs this coming fall. It was organized largely by Larissa Pahomov, who was inspired by Anissa Weinraub’s layoff, and the Teacher Action Group. The website emphasizes that they are just “handful of full-time teachers who know that […]