Ideas We Should Steal: Training Workers for Well-Paying Jobs

New Jersey’s public-private Pay It Forward program provides free or low-cost access to training in fields that need skilled workers. It’s a model Philly should emulate

By Courtney DuChene

Business for Good Update: Honeycomb Credit

A crowdfunding platform for small businesses returns to Philly — and promises help for minority-owned small businesses, thanks to a new partner

By Courtney DuChene

How to End Philadelphia’s Staffing Crisis

One in seven city jobs are vacant, creating a backlog in services to residents. It may be time to rethink who, and how, we hire

By Nick Russo

The Real Problem at Temple … Isn’t Just Temple’s

The issue, a long-time university president laments, is the exploitation of graduate students at colleges

By Elaine Maimon

What Shapiro Got Right on College Degrees

The new governor eliminated the requirement of a four-year degree for most jobs in state government. A longtime university president explains why she applauds the decision

By Elaine Maimon

Poverty Is Not Fashion

Why new fashion trends are insulting to poor people and how to actually help them

By Jemille Q. Duncan

Citizen Updates: Hopeworks Comes to Kensington

The Camden-based tech training program opened in Kensington this month with plans to replicate its poverty-fighting work where it’s most needed

By Courtney DuChene

Future-Ready: The Next Mayor’s Jobs Vision

Philadelphia needs a grassroots, “grow your own” economic development and jobs strategy. A future of work expert, and 10K Independents Project leader, lays out how to size up candidates and engage with the process

By Anne Gemmell