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Philly Block Captains Hope Cleanups and Care Will Keep Streets Safe from Gun Violence

The City of Philadelphia’s block captain program has existed for 79 years, according to a city spokesperson. It empowers residents to become resource hubs in their neighborhoods, connecting people to needed city services such as property repairs and garbage pickup. Block captains can also apply for block party permits, paint curbs and fences and set up free libraries.

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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.

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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Submit your original, unpublished poetry to Love Now Media’s Poet’s Press on the theme ‘Peace In Perspective.’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.

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Journalism’s next disruptor: Love

In their own words, Love Now Media is “on a mission to help create a more just, well, and equitable future by amplifying acts of love at the intersection of social justice, wellness, and equity.” You might be rolling your eyes here thinking: “This doesn’t sound like journalism.” Jos is used to that response, and she understands it. After all, disruptors tend not to be invited into the fold. But it hasn’t stopped her from finding people, foundations, and communities to support her growing media empire.

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World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia Embarks on New Era with Thomas Young at the Helm

By strengthening the support for minority businesses and enhancing the city’s infrastructure, Young envisions Philadelphia not just as a participant but as a leader in international dialogue. The city will be poised to offer its businesses the world’s stage – thereby giving access, opportunity, and empowerment for a more inclusive and interconnected global economy.

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