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This free computer science program brings STEM education to underserved Philly students

Sep. 16, 2021 10:00 am

This free computer science program brings STEM education to underserved Philly students

Students in Steppingstone Scholars' Blended Learning Initiative learn skills like robotics and coding. There's a racial equity lens, too.
Resource Roundup: Gopuff launched a small biz accelerator with an NBA pro

Sep. 13, 2021 1:00 pm

Resource Roundup: Gopuff launched a small biz accelerator with an NBA pro

Put Me On boosts underrepresented entrepreneurs on the on-demand delivery platform. Plus, grant funding for media artists working toward social change, free business education and more.
Ida ravages the Philly area: ‘There is a social and cultural cost’

Sep. 2, 2021 6:10 pm

Ida ravages the Philly area: ‘There is a social and cultural cost’

A look at how the hurricane caused mass flooding and disrupted work Thursday. Plus, resources for those still in need of help.
How the pandemic response has failed young people: Unemployment, caregiving and education

Sep. 1, 2021 4:23 pm

How the pandemic response has failed young people: Unemployment, caregiving and education

"The problem isn’t a labor shortage because of unemployment benefits, the problem is jobs are paying wages that are too low for workers to sustain," writes Madison Nardy, a member the Youth Action Board of Philly's Community Legal Services.
Women in tech: ‘Seeing me in a visible leadership role has made them feel comfortable in the space’

Aug. 31, 2021 1:46 pm

Women in tech: ‘Seeing me in a visible leadership role has made them feel comfortable in the space’

Four woman technologists discuss the reasons women need support from each other in a male-dominated field, and how to give it.
A just recovery? Check out Generocity’s report from 18 months of ‘crisis, reckoning and disruption’

Aug. 17, 2021 12:59 pm

A just recovery? Check out Generocity’s report from 18 months of ‘crisis, reckoning and disruption’

Drawn from hundreds of interviews and quarterly surveying, "Until Next Time" assesses the government and nonprofit sectors' work toward the solutions, changes and collaborations necessary for a better post-pandemic Philadelphia.
Resilient Coders got an ‘investment’ from this poverty-fighting Philly funder

Aug. 4, 2021 1:10 pm

Resilient Coders got an ‘investment’ from this poverty-fighting Philly funder

Social Venture Partner's Philadelphia branch is bringing unrestricted funding and capacity-building support to three local nonprofits, including the free coding bootcamp.
4 ways to avoid ‘digital redlining’ in favor of more equitable hiring practices

Aug. 3, 2021 2:45 pm

4 ways to avoid ‘digital redlining’ in favor of more equitable hiring practices

Bridging the gap between new and traditional tech skills requires policy change, says this digital access researcher: "We have to think of it as fundamental."
Jon Gosier found global success in tech before Philly funding brought him here. But it wasn’t enough to keep him

Jul. 30, 2021 2:30 pm

Jon Gosier found global success in tech before Philly funding brought him here. But it wasn’t enough to keep him

The entrepreneur, investor and film financier has made Atlanta his home base again. Why? The familiar story that Philadelphia investors are too risk averse.
Philadelphia Apprentice Network wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025

Jul. 28, 2021 3:16 pm

Philadelphia Apprentice Network wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025

For now, details on execution are scarce, but the new collaboration will prioritize sharing best practices. Partners include Aon, Accenture, Philadelphia Works and CCP.

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