Dec 14 2015

Why 3,000 people use 315 S. Broad St. as their mailing address

Why 3,000 people use 315 S. Broad St. as their mailing address

...BSM has occupied the former site of Chambers-Wylie, just south of the intersection of Broad and Spruce streets and just across the street from the famed Kimmel Center. Free meals are served...

    Why 3,000 people use 315 S. Broad St. as their mailing address | Generocity.org
    On a Wednesday afternoon in December shortly before 3 p.m., about 20 people are assembled on the steps of what used to be the Chambers-Wylie Memorial Presbyterian Church on South Broad Street. Most of them don't know one another. Some of them are people who are homeless and living on the street.
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Dec 02 2015

Impact Solutions: Join us on Thursday, Dec. 10, for conversation about best practices

Benjamin’s Desk, 1701 Walnut St.

    Impact Solutions: Join us on Thursday, Dec. 10, for conversation about community | Generocity.org
    For Christmas, Team Generocity asks you for one thing: Join us to ring in the holidays with our first Impact Solutions meetup on Thursday, Dec. 10. For this monthly event, we're moving past overviews and introductions to jump into the nitty-gritty of what works and what doesn't for mission-minded organizations.
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Nov 24 2015

This is the right way to engage with panhandlers

Broad Street Ministry: “They have a mailing service and do dinners called Breaking Bread, so they give out food, but it’s in a dining room setting,” Taylor said. “It’s more humane and respectful.” Broad Street Ministry is located at 315 S. Broad Street.

    This is the right way to engage with panhandlers | Generocity.org
    There is an appropriate and productive way to interact with panhandlers, and the folks at local homeless advocacy newspaper One Step Away know it. The paper is written and distributed by men and women, called vendors, who have been or currently are homeless.
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Nov 06 2015

Join the new Generocity editorial staff for a happy hour to ask your burning questions about the social impact scene

Pennsylvania 6, 114 S. 12th St. Photo via pennsylvania6philly.com

    Join the new Generocity editorial staff for a happy hour to ask your burning questions about the social impact scene | Generocity.org
    Generocity has a few questions for you. What hasn't worked in local social impact that we can learn from? Who are the "must know" connectors in local philanthropy, social enterprise and impact? Who or what isn't getting enough coverage? What are some of your favorite local impact models, balancing revenue and mission?
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Aug 17 2015

August at OpenAccessPHL: The best ideas come from local stories

The next convening will be  Friday September 11 at 4pm at North Highland Worldwide Consulting (30 S. 17th Street, 16th Floor).

    August at OpenAccessPHL: The best ideas come from local stories | Generocity.org
    At the August 2015 convening of OpenAccessPHL we heard from Thaddeus Squire of CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Vered Nohi of Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Dave Voyles of Microsoft, and Julia Hillengas of the City of Philadelphia and PowerCorps PHL. Thaddeus Squire - CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia Squire explained what CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia is -a platform for sharing ...
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Aug 14 2015

A new “living wall” at 3rd and Walnut acts as billboard for green tools

A new “living wall” at 3rd and Walnut acts as billboard for green tools

    A new "living wall" at 3rd and Walnut acts as billboard for green tools | Generocity.org
    A partnership between Philadelphia Water, the National Park Service, Independence National Historical Park and SHIFT_DESIGN has created new "living wall" that manages stormwater runoff from the roof of the Department of Interior building located at 3rd and Walnut streets. The wall features over 70 individual plants-all of them native to Pennsylvania-suspended from a vertical structure ...
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Aug 13 2015

University Science Center announces FirstHand STEAM programming starting fall 2015

Programs take place in a lab at 3624 Market Street on the Science Center campus alongside professional scientists. Students will have the opportunity to design...

    University Science Center announces FirstHand STEAM programming starting fall 2015 | Generocity.org
    The University City Science Center has announced its FirstHand programs for the 2015- 2016 school year. FirstHand offers middle schoolers and educators hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math fields designed to spark interest in STEAM disciplines and their applications. Last year, 535 students participated in FirstHand's programs. Programs take place in a ...
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Aug 11 2015

Mt. Airy USA just named its new Executive Director, Brad Copeland

...2013, he spearheaded the development and financing of the new Wissahickon Charter School campus at Chew Avenue and Washington Lane — a $18 million project that is one of Mt. Airy USA’s largest and most...

    Mt. Airy USA just named its new Executive Director, Brad Copeland | Generocity.org
    Community development nonprofit Mt. Airy USA has named Brad Copeland as its new executive director, following the departure of Anuj Gupta to Reading Terminal Market in June. Previously Mt. Airy USA's Director of Real Estate Development, Copeland served as interim executive director for the past two months.
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Aug 07 2015

What’s happening with Barra Foundation’s 2014 Catalyst Fund grantees?

“We received a catalyst grant to catalyze our move to 1219 Vine Street, in part with some support for physical space, namely the Independence Foundation Learning Lab, and also to really support the 1219 Project itself,” said Philadelphia Young Playwrights executive producing director Glenn Knapp.

    What's happening with Barra Foundation's 2014 Catalyst Fund grantees? | Generocity.org
    Sometimes change is an absolute necessity. The Barra Foundation's Catalyst Fund is designed to fund projects where risk-taking is a necessity: when challenges to old assumptions need to be made and organizations work to create new models for accomplishing important work in the social sector.
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Aug 06 2015

These artists turned a vacant lot into a community space with salvaged materials

LOTS is a public garden installation at the corner of East Susquehanna and Frankford Ave

    These artists turned a vacant lot into a community space with salvaged materials | Generocity.org
    Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR) is a program that creates awareness about sustainability issues through art and design. Located in Northeast Philadelphia within Revolution Recovery, a demolition and manufacturing waste recycling facility in Philadelphia, RAIR aims to bridge art, sustainability, and industry through its residency program, education and awareness, material sourcing, and exhibitions.
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Jul 31 2015

Coded by Kids is launching a program for low-income adults

The first class will start on August 3 and will be held at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center, 744 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA.

    Coded by Kids is launching a program for low-income adults | Generocity.org
    Coded by Kids, an organization that provides free coding classes to disadvantaged children, recently launched a new program Coded by U. Coded by U will focus on fighting unemployment, underemployment and poverty by providing low-income adults with web development education opportunities, along with pathways into web development careers.
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Jul 27 2015

Speed Consulting night aims to give instant answers to key nonprofit issues

...p.m., Nonprofit Center staff and consultants will be available in the Skyline Room at 1901 Vine Street, 4th floor Philadelphia, providing a series of free 20-minute consultations to nonprofit professionals who...

    Speed Consulting night aims to give instant answers to key nonprofit issues | Generocity.org
    Two local organizations are teaming up for a night of something much more useful than speed dating - speed consulting. There are tons of issues that nonprofit leaders (and even for-profit leaders) face on a daily basis. This event is aimed at clearning up nagging issues that could be solved and greatly helped with a ...
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Jul 24 2015

Women’s Way is empowering teen girls to fund the fight for gender justice

Applicants will be selected based on their interest in solving problems that affect girls and women in Philadelphia, as well as their availability to meet the first Thursday of every month from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Women’s Way office at 123 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19109.

    Women's Way is empowering teen girls to fund the fight for gender justice | Generocity.org
    Women's Way, the local catalyst organization aimed at impacting women, girls, and families, has a new program specifically geared toward teen girls. Though we've covered a few youth philanthropy programs like the new one Coatesville Youth program and YOUTHadelphia, the Philly Girls Fund is the first that is specifically for young women.
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Jul 14 2015

Philadelphia LISC helped win $30 Mil Federal Choice Neighborhood Grant, Promise Zone Designation in 2014

Some of these accomplishments include the start of building low-income apartments at 810 Arch with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, the creation of the Mantua Greenway, and the completion of Project HOME’s JBJ Soul Homes.

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