Philly daily roundup: $4.9M for digital literacy; DEI tips from teens; Heat health emergency

Plus, the Wistar Institute lands a $10M anonymous donation.

DVIRC CEO and President Chris Scafario at the Greater Philadelphia's Inaugural Submarine Industrial Base networking reception, June 2024 (Courtesy DVIRC)

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$4.9M for digital literacy in Pennsylvania

To help more Pennsylvanians find jobs, the commonwealth granted funds to a dozen organizations expanding or starting digital literacy programs.

Also in this month’s grant-heavy Money Moves, the Wistar Institute got funding from the National Science Foundation and the City of Philadelphia awarded workforce grants to four local projects.

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News Incubator: What else to know today

• Students from Launchpad, a Philly workforce development program, came up with nine ideas to increase diversity, equity and inclusion at tech companies.  []

•  Separate from its NSF grant, the Wistar Institute received a $10 million anonymous donation to support its Center of Advanced Therapeutics, expected to be completed in February 2025. [Philly Biz Journal]

• Benefits Data Trust named Wendy Starner as the organization’s new CEO, replacing Trooper Sanders. Starner was previously the nonprofit’s chief financial officer. [BDT]

• Philadelphia has declared a heat health emergency from 8 a.m. tomorrow until midnight on Saturday. Here’s a list of cooling centers, pools and emergency numbers. [City of Philadelphia]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Wagtail Space Conference is June 20-22, both in person and on Zoom. [Details here]

• Philadelphia dbt Meetup is hosting a talk on June 20. [Details here]

Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.

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