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.

By Saurav Upadhyay

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

By Jessica Blatt Press

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

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

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

By Jessica Blatt Press

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

By Bruce Katz, Keith Bethel, Jamarah Hayner, Rick Jacobs, Colin Higgins and Andrew Petrisin

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?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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

By Jon Geeting