Cherri Gregg

(Joel Austin, founder of Daddy University.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Joel Austin

Austin started “Daddy University” in 2004, helping fathers in the African-American community do a better job for their kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

Crowds gather at the new Hamilton Elementary School library. (Credit: WePAC)

West Philly Grade School Gets Library For First Time In Decade

It’s been ten years since the Hamilton Elementary School at 57th and Spruce Streets had a library.

02/07/2015

(Credit: African American Children’s Book Fair)

African American Children’s Book Fair Returns To Philadelphia

The African American Children’s Book Fair is today at the Community College of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/07/2015

(Teacher and children's book author Susan Love visits the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Susan Love, Putting Students in Touch With Their Roots and Their Creativity

Love is a schoolteacher in North Philadelphia who inspires her students and, she says, was inspired by them in turn.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/02/2015

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Little-Known Philly Tech School Rapidly Growing

The Philadelphia Technician Training Institute is hoping to leap into a bigger space to serve more students.

02/01/2015

(A volunteer provides free tax return preparation assistance to a Southwest Philadelphia resident.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Area Community Organizations Offering Free Tax Filing Help For Low-Income Residents

Families earning $53,000 or less and individuals earning $20,000 or less will qualify for the free tax prep service at one of 30 sites in Philadelphia and South Jersey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Flower Show To Celebrate The Movies This Year

The show runs February 28th through March 8th.

01/29/2015

(Image from video provided by Phila. PD)

Philadelphia Police Takedown of Store Robber Goes Viral, Generating Positive Community Response

On video, two plainclothes officers took down the suspect peacefully as he brandished a weapon in a Dunkin Donuts store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(A homeless encampment under the Walnut Street Bridge, in center city, where outreach workers found three people sleeping in subfreezing temperatures.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Outreach Specialists Comb Philadelphia Area, Searching For Homeless in Danger of Freezing

“We make sure that nobody dies out here, because that could happen very easily,” notes Sam Santiago, with Project Home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(Madeline Hoffman, 11, showing off one of the Buddee Bags she made at Girard College during the MLK Day of Service event.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Young Girl’s Grown-Up Idea For Helping Others

When Madeline Hoffman’s grandmother taught her how to sew, she decided put her newfound skills to good use by creating wheelchair and walker bags for those in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

Staff at New Day Center
(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Kensington Drop-In Shelter Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

January is human trafficking awareness month and a Kensington drop-in center for women is using the time to educate their public about the sex trade going on right under your nose.

01/25/2015

Some of the leaders who helped lead Monday's "MLK DARE" march include (left to right), Rev. Greg Holston, POWER; Paul Winston Cange, PURP; Raphael Curtis, Fight for 15 (min.wage); Leslie MacFadyen, Ferguson Response Network; Diane Isser, 15 Now; Tamara Anderson, Caucus for Working Educators; Bishop Dwayne Royster, POWER; and Rev. Mark Tyler, POWER.  All of these leaders are featured on the podcast.  Photographed at Mother Bethel AME Church by Cherri Gregg)

Monday’s MLK Day March Through Center City Puts Next Generation of Leaders in Spotlight

The organizers of that massive march are not the names usually associated with traditional civic leadership in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Shay Wharton, after she was attacked by a stranger on a Route 15 Septa trolley.  Family photo)

Man Sought After Schoolgirl Attacked While Riding SEPTA Trolley in North Philadelphia

Eyewitnesses say Shay Wharton was repeatedly punched in the face after her backpack accidentally bumped a man on the crowded Route 15 trolley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Will Little, holding one of his "Peace Live In It" t-shirts.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

South Philly Man Turns His Life Around, Now Promoting Peace One T-Shirt at a Time

Will Little spent ten years in prison for murder but says he changed his life through positive thinking.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

(Volunteers take part in a number of projects at Girard College on the 2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Thousands Take Part in MLK Day Service Projects Across Delaware Valley

Five thousand volunteers converged on Girard College’s campus, headquarters for the day’s event, to participate in 150 service projects.

01/19/2015

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