January 14, 2019, William Bleier - Generocity Before she met her “angel,” ND received three separate convictions in Philadelphia for prostitution and solicitation from 1993 to 1999 which saw her serving more than six months in jail. It was all to earn money to support her dependency to cocaine. “Six months felt like six years,” she said. Shortly after her release, ND, who asked that Generocity not publish her full name, decided to get clean. She entered a rehab facility in 20
January 11, 2019, Katie Meyer - WITF Pennsylvania’s incarcerated population is shrinking — down by more than 1,000 people over last year. That’s great news to the increasingly bipartisan coalition that’s trying to both keep people free and cut down corrections costs. When the Corrections Department released numbers showing the number of inmates in state prison had fallen, one of the groups trumpeting that news was the conservative Commonwealth Foundation. Vice president and f
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January 2, 2018, Samantha Melamed - The Philadelphia Inquirer Constraints, they say, breed creativity. At the least, they explain the advent of the prison ravioli sandwich — a pile of homemade, ricotta-filled pasta, doused in red gravy and wedged unceremoniously between two slices of bread. “You were allowed to take in one sandwich per visitor,” explained Marcie Marra, 53. So, she had to innovate. She would lovingly tote such concoctions from her home in South Philadelphia to
December 26, 2018, Michaela Winberg - Billy Penn A small Brewerytown coffee shop has developed a successful program to help people find employment after aging out of the foster care system. It’s an innovative approach to helping fix the societal problems that plague this city — and we’re showcasing it here as inspiration to develop more. Coming up with new solutions to Philly’s pervasive hunger and poverty is what we’re asking people to do with the Full City Challenge. The Ch
Job Description Salary: $90,000/yr This is an administrative exempt position, supervising, directing and coordinating education programs at the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (PDP) for the adult inmate population. An employee in this position, reports to and advises the Deputy Commissioner for Restorative and Transitional Services about strategic education planning, platforms, infrastructure and strategies to enhance and implement educational programs for pre and post re
December 20, 2018 - The Philadelphia Eagles Following an initial $190,000 in grants and a $20,000 donation to MenzFit earlier in the week, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that the Eagles Social Justice Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation has distributed an additional set of grants totaling $275,000 to the following Philadelphia-area non-profit organizations See the full list, which includes several Coalition members, here!
December 26, 2018, Samantha Melamed - The Philadelphia Inquirer For more than a decade, Tyeisha, 32, of Norristown, has been dogged by her criminal record — the last remaining scars from when a coworker attacked her on the job and both women were charged with assault. Now, she’ll finally have the chance to close that chapter, thanks to Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate law, which passed out of the General Assembly in June. The first phase of the law — allowing for sealing of offense
The City of Philadelphia, acting through the Managing Director’s Office issued this Addendum to the Request for Information (RFI) on “Neighborhood Resource Centers” (NRCs) throughout Philadelphia, extending the submission deadline to January 14th. Philadelphia plans to create a network of NRCs, community hubs that reduce barriers for people under county supervision and provide a broad range of services to support holistic reintegration, restoration, and wellness. The RFI, rel