The Beech Companies includes a nonprofit, a bank, a real estate company, and a media organization. Together they are working to revitalize a North Central Philadelphia neighborhood.
Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen is opening the door to opportunity for young people.
Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.
When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.
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.
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.
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.
Austin started “Daddy University” in 2004, helping fathers in the African-American community do a better job for their kids.
Rev. Brian Jenkins and his wife founded Chosen 300 Ministries in 1996, and have been providing meals, prayer sessions, and fellowship for the homeless ever since.
CBS Philly celebrates Black History Month with these profiles of notable Philadelphia “gamechangers,” people and organizations making a difference in the lives of the city’s African-Americans. . By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The “d’Zert […]
The Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement is changing the game for young people, one verse at a time.
Three years ago, Darren Laws (left) started The Mission, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving young people in Chester, Pa.
AchieveAbility was founded more than 30 years ago with a mission of a providing housing for single, homeless parents. The group now helps families permanently break the cycle of poverty through education, parenting classes, financial literacy, and more.