More Than Just A Check

Social Venture Partners is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in local nonprofits that fight poverty. But it’s their “engaged philanthropy” that really sets them apart.

By Courtney DuChene

A Dating App for Jobs

The new online tool PropelPHL doesn’t just connect employers to diverse job-seekers. It aims to be the crucial missing link between Philly talent, Philly jobs and Philly resources.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Business for Good: Tribaja

Shannon Morales’ new business connects forward-thinking companies with diverse tech talent—while building community to sustain the work

By Courtney DuChene

A Groundbreaking Jobs Plan …in St. Louis

In a case study Philly can learn from, the head of Drexel’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab examines an ambitious plan from civic and business leaders to turn around the iconic midwestern city

By Bruce Katz and Jessica A. Lee

Preparing for Launch

The St. Louis-based nonprofit LaunchCode has recently come to Philly to fuel our tech talent pipeline, with training and job placement that support marginalized candidates

By Courtney DuChene

Citizens of the Week: Tim Thornton and Sandeep Banga

The local tech execs are using Salesforce training to help bring a group of West Philadelphians out of poverty. Next up: Jobs

By Jessica Blatt Press

Mystery Shopper: Is it as easy to read and work in Philly as it should be?

Our mystery shoppers go online to get a library card and working papers for summer. How simple was it?

Philly Under Fire Episode 4: “A Fresh 24”

Episode four of The Philadelphia Citizen’s podcast exploring stories and solutions from the front lines of Philly’s gun violence epidemic looks at the power of meaningful jobs in curbing violence.

By Jo Piazza