Building Hope in Philadelphia Neighborhoods Under Siege – MindSite News

Former student Jadera Wright walks past the school’s familiar painted logo and flyers for construction apprenticeship programs, AmeriCorps assignments and notices for licensing tests. Wright, a recent YouthBuild Philly graduate who is currently working in security, smiles as she greets former classmates and people like the school’s lead social worker, Samantha Cranford, or Miss Sam as she’s known to her students.

Love Now Media’s Poet’s Press Call for Poetry

Submit your original, unpublished poetry to Love Now Media’s Poet’s Press on the theme ‘Peace In Perspective.’ Explore local and global news through creative expression, addressing issues of peace, community, and wellness. Selected poets will be compensated $150-$500 and featured in Love Now Magazine, amplifying your voice on justice and community matters.

Empathy As Art: A Conversation on Disability with ‘The Cost of Living’ Cast

“The Cost of Living,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Martyna Majok, explores the depth of relationships between disabled and nondisabled individuals. Directed by Jeffrey L. Page, the rehearsal process included a groundbreaking discussion involving the cast, crew, disability advocates, caregivers, and policymakers.