Combating Poverty in Philadelphia is a Technical.ly series tracking efforts to reduce Philly's stubbornly high poverty rate. It includes stories first published on Technical.ly's social impact-focused sister site, Generocity.
What does poverty have to do with tech? As a tool, technology can be used to mitigate the effects of poverty. As a career path, tech can help its workers earn a living wage, or grow their wealth. As an industry, tech can boost the economy of a city. Of course, those don't always happen. Here, we're exploring what's being done to make sure it does, locally.