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

The True Meaning of Health Care

A new financial wellness program at CHOP has helped families recoup $700,000 owed to them in an effort to tackle a critical vital sign: poverty

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Nick Hanauer & Ali Velshi

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi will join the venture capitalist who has made combating economic inequality his cause at our upcoming virtual Festival. Join us to hear Hanauer’s wisdom—then, act on it.

By Jessica Blatt Press

How to Fight Food Insecurity in Philly

Donating peanut butter! Organizing virtual food drives! Sorting cans! Here are 15 simple things you can do now to help the hungry and food-insecure citizens of Philadelphia.

By Christine Speer Lejeune