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These wealth-building orgs just got $7M to boost Black and Latinx West Baltimoreans

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These wealth-building orgs just got $7M to boost Black and Latinx West Baltimoreans

Parity Homes and POWER: Prioritizing Our Women’s Economic Rise Collaborative are using the funds to help would-be homeowners and entrepreneurs in the historically divested neighborhood.
Harbor Link is building out the internet connectivity of the DMV along I-95

Jan. 26, 2022 5:48 pm

Harbor Link is building out the internet connectivity of the DMV along I-95

It's the latest infrastructure investment for an ongoing issue facing the region.
It’s official: Philly Tech Week is back and IRL in 2022

Jan. 26, 2022 1:23 pm

It’s official: Philly Tech Week is back and IRL in 2022

The 12th annual celebration of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation will be held May 6 to 14, 2022 with a mix of in-person and virtual events.
Baltimore Tracks is setting the table for DEI work in the local tech community

Jan. 26, 2022 12:53 pm

Baltimore Tracks is setting the table for DEI work in the local tech community

The coalition is improving its internal data reporting, plus giving recommendations for action to help its 40 member organizations boost diversity within their ranks.
Storytelling can spark social change from behind a mic. Just ask Ex Fabula’s Megan McGee

Jan. 26, 2022 10:55 am

Storytelling can spark social change from behind a mic. Just ask Ex Fabula’s Megan McGee

The Milwaukee arts nonprofit sparks social change by asking whose stories aren't being told, and then convening a diverse community around them. "Stories allow us to see each other," its executive director says.
The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’

Jan. 21, 2022 2:15 pm

The problem with homelessness ‘innovation’

About 5,700 people are homeless in Philadelphia. Innovation for housing those individuals is needed — but must center their humanity, not just technical ingenuity, this advocate writes.
Cream City Conservation founder August Ball is uprooting bias in the green sector

Jan. 19, 2022 9:13 am

Cream City Conservation founder August Ball is uprooting bias in the green sector

The Milwaukee entrepreneur is tackling environmental organizations' diversity gap by introducing young people of color to conservation work.
These 30+ Philly financial groups are bringing $10M in loans to Black and brown business owners

Jan. 12, 2022 7:01 pm

These 30+ Philly financial groups are bringing $10M in loans to Black and brown business owners

Through the new PHL GRIT Fund, all 11 Philadelphia CDFIs will receive grants toward the mission to better serve small business owners, especially those who face systemic barriers to accessing capital.
Project Waves just got $175K to bring free internet to two more Baltimore apartment buildings

Jan. 12, 2022 5:01 pm

Project Waves just got $175K to bring free internet to two more Baltimore apartment buildings

Plus, there's a wealth of organizations folks can go to for help accessing internet services and devices, now that virtual schooling has returned.
A group of Philly technologists are working on a free, community-based mesh Wi-Fi network

Jan. 12, 2022 12:52 pm

A group of Philly technologists are working on a free, community-based mesh Wi-Fi network

Philly Community Wireless was started in 2020 to combat the digital divide in North Philadelphia. The org has since launched free internet for thousands in Kensington's Norris Square Park area.

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