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Code for America to strengthen local tech Brigade chapters with support from Knight Foundation

Code for America
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Knight Foundation announced their latest commitment of $1 million to help Code for America Brigades in cities where Knight operates — including Philadelphia — to build sustainable business models for civic technology.

 

As Violence Against Asian Americans Intensifies, the Moment for Philanthropy to Act Is Now

Stop Asian Hate
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

In the wake of the horrific shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people - including six Asian American women - authors Patricia Eng and Eric Stegman issued a issued a call for philanthropy to take action to stop this violence and hate against AAPI communities.

CCFWG’s Girls Advisory Board Awards $19k to Local Nonprofits Serving Women & Girls

CCFWG Girls Advisory Board
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

This year's GAB class dedicated resources to dismantling systemic racism, providing access to healthcare and reproductive rights for low-income women and girls, and supporting women and girls experiencing violence.

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.

Philadelphia to benefit from $100M Starbucks initiative to advance racial equity

Starbucks
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Philadelphia will be among 12 cities targeted by Starbuck’s new $100 million Community Resilience Fund created to advance racial equity and environmental resilience.

CCFWG Unveils Women’s Suffrage Mural Before Election Day to Inspire Community to Get Out and Vote

CCFWG Suffrage Mural
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

A new mural unveiled days before the 2020 election honors the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted many women the right to vote, and serves as an inspiration for the community to get out and vote.

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.

A Working Mom on Back-to-School Life in COVID

Sanchez family
Thursday, September 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges faced by working mothers, but it has also provided an opportunity to not only address longstanding inequities but to strive for healing and change of systems that have consistently put women at a disadvantage.

Community Voices: from a Moment and for a Movement

Spiral Q 2
Monday, August 24, 2020

In light of Independence Public Media's recent Community Voices Fund grants, program officer Nuala Cabral reflects on the role of media and philanthropy in supporting movements that challenge oppressive systems without co-opting or containing them.

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