Jarreau conducted the master class — his first ever — as part of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ three-day “Artist N Residency” program.
Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.
“This is our best way to show love,” says Jackie Wleh, founder of Able Bodied Christian Men, Inc.
When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.
A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.
Reggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.
Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.
When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, the City of Philadelphia puts its “Code Blue” initiatives in place.
Haggins, an accomplished music producer, says he got tired of hearing lyrics in black music that centered on sex, drugs, and violence.
Twenty years ago, Dr. John Alston started the Chester Children’s Chorus with seven boys and a dream.
Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker (front row, right) is working to cut the infection rate of HIV and AIDS.
Now, joining .com, .org, .info, and other Internet domains, there’s .lgbt.
For the past seven years, Michael Roberson Reid has led the small nonprofit Tree House Books, which offers reading and cultural literacy programs to kids ages six to 12.
It’s been nearly a year since the Archdiocese of Philadelphia closed St. Laurentius Church. But its namesake school, next door, is still open and ready to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire realized that struggling women in Camden needed, in addition to donated clothing, some real basics: brassieres and sanitary products.