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'Community Development' Archive

The Reinvestment Fund

Posted February 17, 2016

The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) builds wealth and opportunity for low-wealth individuals and communities through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. TRF is a national leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization. TRF finances housing, community facilities, commercial real estate, healthy food retail, and energy. Internship opportunities are available with TRF; interested students should […]

One Less Foundation

Posted November 10, 2015

The One Less Foundation is dedicated to providing assistance, through financial education and one-on-one mentoring, to under-served individuals and families that allow them to gain the skills necessary to escape poverty. Services offered by the One Less Foundation includes financial literacy courses, a one-on-one mentoring program, and life coaching; volunteer opportunities are available in most […]

Fair Housing Rights Center for South Eastern Pennsylvania

Posted November 10, 2015

Incorporated in 1992, the mission of the Fair Housing Rights Center (FHRC) is to ensure equal access to housing opportunities for all people. To achieve this mission, the Center educates the public on fair housing laws, provides assistance to individuals who have experienced housing discrimination, monitors the community for compliance with applicable housing laws, and […]

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Posted November 10, 2015

Mission: The mission of the Sustainable Business Network is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region. The SBN of Greater Philadelphia accomplishes this by educating and growing a broad base of local, independent businesses and educating policymakers and the public. Service/Programs Offered: Initiatives include the Buy Local Philly campaign, […]

Foreign Policy Research Institute

Posted November 10, 2015

Mission: Founded in 1955, FPRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. The organization aims to add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics. Programs/Services Provided: Through numerous publications including […]

Next City

Posted November 10, 2015

Mission: Next City, formerly Next American City, is a non-profit media organization dedicated to connecting cities and informing the people who work to improve them, especially young emerging leaders. Services/Programs Provided: Next City provides daily coverage of public policy and current affairs from an urbanist perspective online at http://nextcity.org. In addition to online journalism, the organization […]

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (GPCAH)

Posted November 10, 2015

The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (GPCAH) connects people to food assistance programs, nutrition education, and a network of food pantries while also educating the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry. Volunteer opportunities include canvassing high-need neighborhoods to inform residents of the services available to them, advocating for policy […]

Lutheran Children and Family Service

Posted February 3, 2015

Lutheran Children and Family Service of Eastern Pennsylvania commits itself to serve vulnerable children and families in community through culturally competent ministries of care, nurturing, shelter, advocacy, and counseling, including but not limited to foster care, adoption, family preservation, education, resettlement, housing and job development. Students can get involved with our refugee resettlement program, BOOST […]

Campaign For Working Families

Posted April 30, 2014

The Campaign for Working Families seeks practical ways to improve the economic status of working people in Philadelphia so that families have the opportunity to increase their income, wisely manage their finances, protect themselves from expensive financial services, and build assets. The Campaign for Working Families accomplishes this by connecting families to valuable tax credits, […]

Project H.O.M.E.

Posted April 30, 2014

The mission of Project H.O.M.E. is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, and to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty. Project H.O.M.E. achieves this through a continuum of care comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and other comprehensive services. The organization addresses the root […]

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