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Breaking Bread, Fixing Philly

Effort urges area residents to engage over food to improve community

(Photo Left) “On the Table Philly” initiative launches at Columbia North YMCA on North Broad Street. Photo courtesy of Community Marketing Concepts.

Philly’s needs are great, most citizens likely agree. Perhaps you have wondered what you could do about those needs if you had an opportunity to engage with a group of others to discuss solutions and formulate a plan for addressing those needs.

If so, the Philadelphia Foundation and the James L. Knight Foundation have an initiative for you.

Last month, over food and beverages at the Columbia North YMCA, at 1400 N. Broad Street in North Philadelphia, the foundations kicked off “On the Table Philly,” a...

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Building Blocks

Young experts provide input for upcoming Minecraft marathon

(Photo Left) “Experts” Omari Negron, Nathan Lopez and Lucas Gonzalez met with members of Public Citizens for Children and Youth to discuss plans for a Minecraft marathon that will take place in September. Photo...

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Community Superheroine

Philadelphia’s Ariell Johnson recognized for comics store

(Photo Left) Ariell Johnson, owner of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse speaks at “Superhero Day” panel. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

Ariell Johnson’s Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse had a few extra...

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A Different Front Line

Activist, blogger on children’s issues now facing fight of her own

(Photo Left) M. Tonita Austin is a poet, activist, accountant and children’s advocate dealing with the effects of her daughter’s schoolyard concussion. Photo courtesy of Zamani...

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Scouting and Coding at Cobbs Creek

New partnership for environmental center and Boy Scouts opens new paths

(Photo Left) Kevin McLemore of Maple Glenn, Troop 542 and the Boy Scouts District STEM Committee helps Antoine Dantzler of Troop 133 program his app. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

One might not naturally put...

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Hard work coming to fruition for area activist

Patrick Duff’s effort to rescue former Camden residence of Martin Luther King Jr. materializing

(Photo Left) (from left) Patrick Duff, local historian, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, Jeanette Lily Hunt, property owner,  U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Camden mayor Dana Redd stand outside home where...

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Post-election, a Day of Gratitude

Election volunteers travel from NYC to Philly on a new mission

(Photo Left) Some of the volunteers and family members from New York’s Downtown East for Progress and Clinton West for Philadelphia who converged in Philadelphia to help clean up neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of the Elizabeth...

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Adventures and Rewards

Parent educator publishes book for girls with ADHD, “and the mommies who love them”

(Photo Left) Rhashidah Perry is the author of the book, “Raising Hasana: Summer Adventures.” Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Veteran communications expert and parent...

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The Right Touch

After the gift of a kidney, massage therapist pays his second chance forward

(Photo Left) Earl “The Touch” Davis works on a client. Photo by Sarah J. Glover. Earl Davis has “the touch.”

The South Philly native has worked happily as a certified...

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Hip-hopping into the business world

Local institute teaching entrepreneurial skills through new avenue

(Photo Left) Program founder Tayyib Smith. Photo by Sarah J. Glover.

Akasha Maples, a Jersey City native and recent graduate of Temple University, says she has “an intensely creative mind.”

But the DJ, who has a...

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From tragedy to masterpiece

Picasso Project arts education grant transforms school’s environment.

(Photo Left) Image from the 2015 City Year Paint Day at McClure Elementary. Photos by Linda Fernandez.

Sharon Marino, principal at McClure Elementary School in the Hunting Park section of the city...

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