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Resource Roundup: Catch this Coded by Kids + Eagles partnership for youth looking to gain tech skills

Jun. 28, 2021 1:33 pm

Resource Roundup: Catch this Coded by Kids + Eagles partnership for youth looking to gain tech skills

Plus, new federal financial assistance for small biz, capital and training for Bucks County startups and the Science Center's upcoming programing.
A&R rep Mont Brown felt he had to leave Philly to make it in music. But he has an idea to keep the next generation of creatives

Jun. 28, 2021 7:15 am

A&R rep Mont Brown felt he had to leave Philly to make it in music. But he has an idea to keep the next generation of creatives

The Southwest Philly native, who works for Columbia Records in Los Angeles, maintains deep ties to his hometown. Here's his pitch for supporting the local creative community.
Case studies: How can employers help underrepresented tech pros get hired via upskilling?

Jun. 25, 2021 4:46 pm

Case studies: How can employers help underrepresented tech pros get hired via upskilling?

With the right strategy and resources, companies can support the development of future technologists from all backgrounds — or train them directly. Here are three big ways to boost racial equity in tech via skills training.
When it comes to data, let’s just agree to disaggregate

Jun. 25, 2021 10:42 am

When it comes to data, let’s just agree to disaggregate

Nonprofits often choose over-aggregated data because it’s easier to access and understand, but this results in harmful oversimplification, writes this data editor.
7 lessons on building an inclusive accelerator via Science Center’s Launch Lane

Jun. 23, 2021 5:33 pm

7 lessons on building an inclusive accelerator via Science Center’s Launch Lane

For instance, anonymous review and intentional network development infuse equity in the recruitment and selection process, write the startup development program's evaluators.
The new Black Business Leadership Coalition: We will build generational wealth regardless of gov funding

Jun. 23, 2021 2:55 pm

The new Black Business Leadership Coalition: We will build generational wealth regardless of gov funding

The group wants $20 million of Philadelphia's expected $1.4 billion in American Rescue Plan funding to go toward biz growth initiatives in the Black community. Whether that happens or not, its leaders have some other recommendations to make change.
This national collective addressing equity in capital launched ahead of Juneteenth. A Philly org is involved

Jun. 16, 2021 4:04 pm

This national collective addressing equity in capital launched ahead of Juneteenth. A Philly org is involved

Inclusive Capital Collective convenes partners from across the country to take aim at systemic racism and build community wealth. Its first focus is real estate, with a case study from the newly formed Black Squirrel Collective.
One year later, West Philadelphia’s community and businesses continue to rebuild

Jun. 15, 2021 1:55 pm

One year later, West Philadelphia’s community and businesses continue to rebuild

The Enterprise Center and the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative have added services to support the dozens of small businesses disrupted by police violence, protests and vandalism in June and October 2020.
With the Economy League PAGE program, J’nelle Lawrence advocates for small business owners of color

Jun. 14, 2021 9:59 am

With the Economy League PAGE program, J’nelle Lawrence advocates for small business owners of color

The Philadelphia Anchors for Growth and Equity program works to diversity large supply chains. Its director says 2020's social unrest brought added significance to the work that she and others have been doing for close to two decades.
One big strategy to reduce racial wealth inequality: employee ownership

Jun. 4, 2021 1:56 pm

One big strategy to reduce racial wealth inequality: employee ownership

SES ESOP Strategies' Sean Tamba-Matthew outlines actions that can drive increased employee ownership for workers of color in Philadelphia and successful ownership transitions for the city’s minority-owned businesses.

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