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City Announces $1 Million Investment in Organizations Developing Innovative Workforce Solutions

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce—in partnership with Philadelphia's economic and workforce development partners—announced a renewed strategic commitment to address workforce challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and that have been exacerbated by long-standing racial inequity and injustice.

Philly Counts releases Final Report on 2020 Census Operation

Philly Counts
Friday, January 29, 2021

The new report provides comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted Philly Counts field plan and  will serve as a roadmap for 2030 Census operations.

Systems transformation could have saved Daniel Prude’s life

Photo credit Warren Wong on Unsplash
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The tragedy of Daniel Prude's killing is an example of how our systems fail to center the dignity and value of human life and why we must apply a racial justice lens and trauma-informed practices to build better systems of care for people with behavioral health disorders.

More than 500 U.S. Philanthropy Leaders Sign Unprecedented Letter: Don’t Cut the Census Short

2020 Census
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

More than 500 philanthropic organizations, alarmed by the announcement that the U.S. Department of Commerce intends to “drastically cut short” 2020 census operations amid a surging coronavirus pandemic, urged the U.S. Census Bureau not to rush the significant enumeration and data processing that remain unfinished.

Philanthropy Network partners to launch the Philly Counts 2020 Action Fund

Thursday, August 1, 2019

As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage philanthropic engagement in the 2020 Census, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia has partnered with Philly Counts 2020 to launch the Philly Counts 2020 Action Fund.

Area funders call on Governor Wolf and Secretary Miller to close the Berks County Residential Center (BCRC)

Friday, November 9, 2018

In two letters posted on election day (Nov. 6, 2018), seven members of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia issued a call to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Human Services Secretary Teresa D. Miller to shut down the Berks County Residential Center (BCRC). The BCRC is one of only three centers in the United States that detains migrant families.

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