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June 20, 2019

A NATIONAL KNOW-YOUR-RIGHTS TOOLKIT FOR ACCESSING HOUSING WITH A RECORD

What is “Fair Chance Housing”? 

To us, Fair Chance Housing means that people with criminal records should not have to experience additional barriers to accessing housing because of their record. Ever...

May 16, 2019

May 14, 2019, Stephen Harkey - CIO Dive

We clearly live in an age where technology is evolving every day, right before our eyes. With talk of driverless cars and computers that can chat online and seem so life-like, technology continues to push us forward.

This technolog...

April 15, 2019

"Here at AL DIA, we’ve put our passion for building, thriving, multicultural communities to work by developing the city’s first career fair focused on workforce equity.

For the 18th consecutive year, AL DIA is welcoming partnerships with local companies to connect...

March 26, 2019

March 25, 2019, Claudia De Palma - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Poverty in Philadelphia is tenacious. Despite a growing population and economy, Philadelphia is still the poorest of the country’s 10 largest cities, with a poverty rate stuck at 26 percent. Any effort to solv...

March 6, 2019

March 5, 2019, Nina Feldman - WHYY

When Ronald McAdams got out of prison at age 60, he didn’t want to go back to Philadelphia.

He’d spent more than 30 years trying to kick his opioid addiction, in and out of rehabs and detoxes, and was afraid if he went back he’d get hoo...

February 25, 2019

February 22, 2019 - Samantha Melamed, The Philadelphia Inquirer

As part of a legal settlement expected to be finalized in March, Pennsylvania’s state prisons will rescind a six-month-old policy lawyers said made it impossible for them to communicate confidentially with...

November 26, 2018

November 26, 2018, Samantha Melamed - The Philadelphia Inquirer

On Sunday afternoon, defensive back Malcolm Jenkins made a red-zone interception that could turn out to be a season-saving play for the Eagles. By Monday morning, he had turned his attention to a more serio...

October 25, 2018

October 24, 2018, Julie Zeglen - Generocity

The MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge has picked Philadelphia as a recipient of its latest round of grants.

The new $4 million grant — the largest of this round — is a follow-up to a 2016 grant worth $...

October 18, 2018

October 16, 2018, Michael D'Onifrio - The Philadelphia Tribune

Mary Baxter thought her past was behind her. 

Ten years after she served seven months in prison for two felonies, Baxter earned two degrees from the Community College of Philadelphia. Her next step: Transitio...

October 17, 2018

October 16, 2018, Victor Fiorillo - Philly Magazine

We hear a lot these days about how hard it is for someone leaving prison to reenter society and get a job. Well, it’s been literal decades since Philadelphia resident Kendall Reese walked out of jail, and he’s still ru...

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