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Code for Philly’s monthlong, civic engagement-focused hackathon returns this September civic

Aug. 19, 2019 10:15 am

Code for Philly’s monthlong, civic engagement-focused hackathon returns this September

The Launchpad 2019: Phundamentals event will convene volunteers and community stakeholders to work on projects providing equitable access to "Philly's redefined set of basic needs."
It’s always sunny in Philly, so go get some solar panels civic

Aug. 14, 2019 2:41 pm

It’s always sunny in Philly, so go get some solar panels

In honor of the city's inaugural Solar Week, Mayor Jim Kenney signed two bills this morning to encourage Philadelphians to install residential and commercial solar panels. Here are the details.
Brookings report: ‘Pennsylvania’s innovation economy has gone flat’ civic

Aug. 13, 2019 2:08 pm

Brookings report: ‘Pennsylvania’s innovation economy has gone flat’

The state needs to bring more serious money and resources to early-stage innovators if it's going to compete with neighboring Northeast Corridor cities, the report says.
Philly startups need more early-stage investments to compete civic

Aug. 8, 2019 12:30 pm

Philly startups need more early-stage investments to compete

A former startup exec defends the impact of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, which has seen its state budget cut from $28 million to $14.5 million in the past decade.
Check out this interactive report comparing the health of Philly’s neighborhoods civic

Aug. 5, 2019 10:31 am

Check out this interactive report comparing the health of Philly’s neighborhoods

"Close to Home" from Drexel and the Department of Public Health breaks down national data by neighborhood according to health factors and outcomes.
Digital Literacy Alliance snags $500K to support immigrant-serving orgs and previous grantees civic

Jul. 10, 2019 6:10 pm

Digital Literacy Alliance snags $500K to support immigrant-serving orgs and previous grantees

It's part of a larger group of grants given out across the region from the new private foundation Independence Public Media of Philadelphia, Inc.
Dispatch from The Hague: If the Trumps are serious about economic equity, ‘let women flourish’ civic

Jul. 8, 2019 10:28 am

Dispatch from The Hague: If the Trumps are serious about economic equity, ‘let women flourish’

For Philly startup founder Morgan Berman, a last-minute invite to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit seemed too good to be true. Then she heard Ivanka Trump speak about her new women-in-business initiative.
Government social is the broccoli of the internet civic

Jul. 1, 2019 12:24 pm

Government social is the broccoli of the internet

Rebecca Lopez Kriss shares how the Philadelphia Department of Revenue is using social media to engage the public on topics like, yes, doing taxes.
The Philly courts website is finally back up civic

Jun. 26, 2019 3:37 pm

The Philly courts website is finally back up

The return comes after a month preventative shutdown at courts.phila.gov. As of Wednesday afternoon, some online services were still unavailable.

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