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Cheers to 30 Years of the Women’s Community Revitalization Project

October 13th, 2016 | Grantees in the news

A recent Philadelphia Inquirer article placed Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) in the spotlight for their dedication to providing equitable housing and supports for local women and their families. The article provides a brief, but impressive, history of WCRP’s formation, which began 30 years ago. Nora Lichtash, WCRP’s Executive Director, and  Stacie Moore, the board’s co-chair, were interviewed for the article. The two are recognized as leaders in organizing women for social change through affordable development.  Read the full article here.

Transforming re-entry for women formerly incarcerated: an interview with Rev. Michelle Anne Simmons

April 19th, 2016 | Grantees in the news

Why Not Prosper’s founder and CEO, Rev. Michelle Anne Simmons, was interviewed on Comcast Newsmakers. In the interview, Rev. Simmons described a breadth of services offered by Why Not Prosper to women transitioning from prison into the community, as well as her own journey. To watch, click here.

Philadelphia’s youngest reporters will display their work at Healthy Newswork’s 2016 book launch

April 15th, 2016 | Grantees in the news

Healthy Newsworks has opened registration for their 2016 book-launch on May 24. The event will showcase a new book by Healthy Newsworks’ inquisitive student journalists: Leading Healthy Change in Our Communities 2016, a compilation of stories about local leaders in health and safety. The event will also feature exclusive book signing by Healthy Newsworks’ student authors. Event will be held from 6 to 8pm on May 24 at the Merion Tribute House, 625 Hazelhurst Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066. For more information, click here.

Two-in-one cooking and ESL class at Nationalities Service Center

January 29th, 2016 | Grantees in the news

Nationalities Service Center was recently featured on WHYY’s NewsWorks for their new program, “Edible Alphabet”, a partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia that offers an English language and cooking class hybrid created for new immigrants and refugees in the city. The class pairs an English as a second language instructor with a chef, and together they facilitate a class for language learning, socializing, and cooking affordable meals. To learn more, click here.

Lutheran Settlement House on WHYY’s “The Pulse”: battling domestic violence in the medical office

January 5th, 2016 | Grantees in the news

Lutheran Settlement House’s Medical Advocacy Supervisor, Marcella Slick, was recently featured on WHYY’s radio program, The Pulse. The segment titled “Doctors asking about domestic violence is important, but daunting” was aired on December 16th, 2015, and covered an array of benefits and challenges for medical doctors asking patients about domestic violence.  Read more here.

MANNA continues to champion ‘Food is Medicine’ movement through cutting-edge partnership with local insurer

December 23rd, 2015 | Grantees in the news

Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA) was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for its newfound alliance with Health Partners Plans, Inc. The partnership allows MANNA to submit claims to Health Partners for delivering nutritional meals to diabetics who are members of Health Partners’ Medicaid Program. The article describes the deal as showing “insurers’ increasing desire to experiment with more holistic approaches to care”, and combating health factors outside of the doctor’s office. Read more.

WHYY’s episode featuring Sunday Suppers wins Emmy

December 18th, 2015 | Grantees in the news

Sunday Suppers’ episode on WHYY’s Friday Arts received a 2015 Regional Emmy Award for best Arts Program/Special. The episode follows Creator and Executive Director of Sunday Suppers, Linda Samost, and covers some of the ways that Sunday Suppers is positively affecting the community it is serving.  Read and watch more here.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Broad Street Ministry forms partnership with Philadelphia restauranteurs in support of their Hospitality Collaborative

December 11th, 2015 | Grantees in the news

Bill Golderer, founder and convening minister of Broad Street Ministry, has partnered with chef-restauranteur duo Steven Cook and Mike Solomonov to establish Rooster Soup, a new eatery that will feature soups with stock made from Federal Donuts’ high quality chicken scraps. 100% of the restaurant’s net profits will go to Broad Street Ministries Hospitality Collaborative. Read more



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