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Remember, too, the legacy of Rev. Leon Sullivan this MLK Day

Jan. 15, 2021 4:06 pm

Remember, too, the legacy of Rev. Leon Sullivan this MLK Day

The workforce development advocate and civil rights leader's org, Philadelphia OIC, has offered job training and education for economic resilience for nearly 60 years.
Keyspots and minority entrepreneurship will get boosts with these new City programs

Jan. 14, 2021 1:56 pm

Keyspots and minority entrepreneurship will get boosts with these new City programs

Verizon is partnering with the City of Philadelphia for the initiatives that will focus on enhancing digital resources via its public-access computer centers, as well as funding for founders.
What 10 Black and Latinx entrepreneurs say they need to succeed in Philadelphia

Jan. 13, 2021 2:34 pm

What 10 Black and Latinx entrepreneurs say they need to succeed in Philadelphia

More easily accessible resources, mentorship, earlier institutional support, better representation among decision makers and support for capacity building all emerged as calls from these local founders of color.
15+ business development resources for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in Philly

Jan. 11, 2021 7:50 am

15+ business development resources for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in Philly

These local orgs can help biz leaders of color build their networks and grow capital.
Montco Community College wants to get middle schoolers into STEM, space exploration

Jan. 6, 2021 2:28 pm

Montco Community College wants to get middle schoolers into STEM, space exploration

With the new Challenger Center partnership, the college hope to serve about 7,000 local students in its first year, with a special emphasis on underrepresented and underserved populations in the area. 
Philly’s new Pro Disinfect Coalition will invest $1M in Black and brown cleaning businesses to compete for COVID-19 contracts

Jan. 4, 2021 10:23 am

Philly’s new Pro Disinfect Coalition will invest $1M in Black and brown cleaning businesses to compete for COVID-19 contracts

The Enterprise Center and Social Venture Circle partnership "holds potential as a replicable and scalable model for racial equity," writes SVC's John Moore.
‘When I win, I uplift’: Kristal Sotomayor on finding support for media makers of color

Dec. 23, 2020 2:54 pm

‘When I win, I uplift’: Kristal Sotomayor on finding support for media makers of color

The ¡Presente! Media cofounder has a mission to empower Latinx and other communities of color via storytelling. But first, they've had to navigate their own professional path, finding access via mentorship and other resources.
WFH, childcare, unemployment and mental health: How the pandemic is changing the workforce for women

Dec. 21, 2020 2:26 pm

WFH, childcare, unemployment and mental health: How the pandemic is changing the workforce for women

Millions of women — including many in Philadelphia — are leaving the workforce, cutting back their hours or contending with a nonexistent work-life balance amidst a pandemic. And we’ll likely feel the effects for years to come.
How can Philly can ‘build back better’? 5 tenets of a post-pandemic recovery

Dec. 21, 2020 9:31 am

How can Philly can ‘build back better’? 5 tenets of a post-pandemic recovery

For one: Workforce development must be prioritized, say policy pros from Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pew Charitable Trusts and PolicyLink.
A new tech reskilling initiative aims to train 5,000 Philadelphians in resilient careers

Dec. 18, 2020 2:48 pm

A new tech reskilling initiative aims to train 5,000 Philadelphians in resilient careers

With support from Accenture and local orgs, the Philadelphia Skills Forward Initiative will help job seekers advance their entrepreneurship, health tech and administration, and IT skills over 18 months.

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