Ideas We Should Steal: Fix Poverty by Giving Cash to the Poor
Organizations like Give Directly take money from donors and give it directly to the poor. Statistics say that's the best way to do it.
Generation Change Philly: The Intergenerational Poverty Buster
The first in our new series spotlighting Philly change agents is Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, president/CEO of Philadelphia Youth Network, which prepares our city’s young people for lives beyond poverty
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.
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
Bridging the Wealth Gap
A local program has taught wealth-building skills to 1,500 students and the adults in their lives. Now, it's growing—with the support of powerful local institutions—to take the poverty-fighting work nationwide
Re-Thinking the Wealth Gap
Drexel’s Metro Finance head calls for institutional change to ensure minority-owned companies have a fair shot at thriving under Pres. Biden’s American Jobs Plan
Can Free Cash Solve Philly’s Poverty Problem?
More than 30 cities, including ours, have signed on to give unrestricted cash payments to some residents this year. Is this a progressive fad or the way to really fix what ails us?
How Biden Could Make Philly Housing More Affordable
The issue is income, not high housing costs—and that, Philly 3.0’s engagement director says, is where the new president may be part of the solution