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(Sarah Plummer with her three-year-old son, Bobby.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

In Camden, NJ, A Push To Get Low-Income Children Into Early Education

The program is not new, but more than ten percent of the families living in Camden have not yet registered their three- or four-year-olds for the free, all-day preschool program.

03/19/2014

Philadelphia area fast food workers are throwing their fists up to join in the national battle for higher wages and the right to form a union. (photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia-Area Fast Food Workers Join in National Battle For Higher Wages, Right To Unionize

An enthusiastic group of fast food workers rallied outside of a North Philadelphia McDonald’s Tuesday to show support class actions filed against the company in Michigan, California and New York.

03/18/2014

African American Museum exhibit (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

STAMP Pass Helps Youths Connect With Arts And Culture

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is kicking off its latest effort to get teenagers excited about the city’s arts and culture scene.

03/15/2014

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Nutter Administration Sees Medical Coverage For Former Prisoners a Key To Lower Crime

This initiative could come to Pennsylvania if Gov. Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” plan is approved.

03/14/2014

(An interfaith group of participants takes part in a training session for voter turnout phone banks, home visits, and followups.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Interfaith Group Working To Build Voter Turnout For May 20th Phila. Election

An interfaith group of 40 Philadelphia congregations is joining forces for a voter outreach campaign, kicking off this week.

03/13/2014

(Philadelphia director of public safety Michael Resnick testifies before a City Council committee about ICE holds.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers See Good News In Nutter’s Plan To End ‘ICE Holds’

Michael Resnick, Philadelphia’s director of public safety, says the only exceptions will be where an individual is convicted of a serious felony.

03/12/2014

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Officials Readying For Next Month’s Citywide Volunteer Cleanup Day

“This year’s cleanup is on April 5th,” said mayor Michael Nutter.

03/05/2014

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Watchdogs Keep An Eye On Voter ID Test

The first major test of ten new state voter ID laws took place yesterday, as Texas implemented its voter ID measure.

03/05/2014

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Local Community College Awarded For Helping Low Income And Minority Students

Montgomery County Community College received a national award this week for creating successful programs that resulted in higher rates of completion for students of color.

03/02/2014

(Spring Mountain Ski Area) (credit: KYW's Brad Segall)

Philly Non-Profit Takes Students On Snowy Adventure

More than 50 Philadelphia students will hit the slopes today for free — thanks to a West Philadelphia non-profit that works with inner city youth.

03/02/2014

(credit: Barbara Hogue, Executive Director, Historic Germantown)

New Exhibit In Germantown Tells Story Of Nation’s First Kidnapping For Ransom

The Germantown Historic Society opened a new exhibit this weekend titled, “Kidnapped: Lost and Found.” It tells the story of the abduction of a 4-year-old boy from his front yard in Germantown, 140 years ago.

03/01/2014

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Philadelphia Flamenco Festival Returns

Philadelphia’s all-female flamenco dance company kicked off its second bi-annual Flamenco Festival on Saturday.

03/01/2014

(Mike Devlin, founder of the Camden Children's Garden, stands alongside the group's display at the Philadelphia Flower Show.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Its Prospects Bright, Camden Children’s Garden Blossoms at Flower Show

Camden Children’s Garden founder Mike Devlin says the nature education center on the Camden waterfront was looking down the barrel of a gun last year.

02/28/2014

(Rob McCord, at lectern, is endorsed by Phila. Black Clergy.  Rev. Terrance Griffith is slightly left and behind McCord.  McCord's McCord's wife, Leigh, is left of Griffith, wearing scarf.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Black Clergy Endorses Rob McCord For Pennsylvania Governor

McCord promised to bring more funding to Philadelphia public schools, more equality to the criminal justice system, and more jobs.

02/27/2014

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Non-Profit Joins President Obama’s Effort To Help Men Of Color

President Obama is expected to announce today a major, national effort to help bolster the lives of young men of color. A Philadelphia non-profit will be part of the effort.

02/27/2014

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