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The bipartisan infrastructure deal now before Congress is a chance to close the digital divide and connect more Pennsylvanians with telehealth services, online job training, and other digital opportunities. The Covid-19 pandemic underscored the importance of getting everyone connected—and now our elected leaders in Washington can do just that. Like any bipartisan compromise, the deal … Continue reading Guest Commentary: We Are So Close To Closing The Digital Divide
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Welcome to the first weekend of fall in Philadelphia! The new season offers tons of autumnal to-dos happening now through Sunday, including two fall festivals—at Morgan’s Pier and in charming Chestnut Hill. Eastern State Penitentiary also launches the Halloween season with a massive haunted attraction kicking off Friday night. You could also hit up a … Continue reading Things to Do in Philly This Weekend
Every day, as Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend works to create opportunities for young, often impoverished teens and young adults in Philadelphia, she never loses sight of what drove her to her line of work in the first place: her own childhood in Brooklyn, and the loving, dedicated people who opened her eyes to the possibilities beyond it. … Continue reading Generation Change Philly: The Intergenerational Poverty Buster
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