“It’s unacceptable in this day and age that women are dying from pregnancy and childbirth in the US,” says Dr. Priya Agrawal (center), executive director of Merck for Mothers.
Dilapidated buildings, vacant homes and blight in the 4000 Block of Germantown Avenue have been ripped out and replaced by newly paved streets, brick town home rentals and bright commercial space.
Each group received a $40,000 GSK “Impact” award from Glaxo Smith Kline, the pharmaceutical firm whose US headquarters is in Philadelphia.
The Marian Anderson Award honors individuals who use their talent to change the world. Last night—for its 15th anniversary—the Award was presented to Motown founder Berry Gordy.
The study takes data from the 2011-12 school year from more than 500 school districts across the Commonwealth.
Chuck Shechtman, of the accounting firm Shechtman Marks Devor, says, “Our goal is to maintain the culture of caring about our employees and being involved in the community.”
There is a local debate brewing at Neshaminy High School in Bucks County over the use of the controversial nickname “Redskins.”
Longtime “Tonight Show” bandleader Kevin Eubanks and his trumpet-playing brother Duane were back in their hometown of Philadelphia, teaching master music classes at the Kensington High School for Creative and Perform Arts.
“There’s no national plan or effort to really strategically deal with so many adults with autism coming into the system,” says Leslie Long, director of adult services for Autism Speaks, which conducted the survey.
More than 70 people sat in a room that was standing-room-only. In the first hour, reintegration specialists set the tone.
Mears volunteers for a Pennsylvania state senator, helps homeless and drug-addicted veterans, raises money for scholarships, and helps kids living in foster homes.
A Philadelphia arts organization opens a new exhibit at the Crane Arts Center in Northern Liberties that tells the story of children in correctional facilities.
Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.
Many of the tens of thousands of Filipino-Americans in our area are hoping for the best and bracing for the worst as they wait to hear from family members affected by Typhoon Haiyan. now tearing through the Pacific nation.
“DanceAfrica is about so much more than wonderful dancing,” says Theresa Shockley, executive director of the Community Education Center in West Philadelphia.