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Sustaining a Two-Generation Strategy: A Social Enterprise Opportunity

Original Article: Social Innovations Journal In a volatile funding environment, Diversified Community Services (Diversified) has sought to finance one social innovation with another social innovation. In 2014, the William Penn Foundation granted Diversified $438,000 over 30 months to implement Philadelphia’s first two-generation model. The two-generation model is a new approach to quality early childhood education […]

Wells Fargo donates $500,000 for Philadelphia revitalization efforts

Original Article: Wells Fargo Local NeighborhoodLIFT® grants address community revitalization, workforce development, youth programs, neighborhood beautification and homeownership for Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 18, 2016 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a total of $500,000 in donations for five local nonprofits will help revitalize Philadelphia neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program. The […]

Kenney Pre-K Initiative Rolls Out This Week

Original Article: 6ABC POINT BREEZE (WPVI) — Mayor Jim Kenney made quality Pre-K a main component of his campaign, and on Thursday, he will roll out the first phase of his initiative. “Our children aren’t getting that start and by 3rd grade, if you’re not reading at grade level, by 7th and 8th grade, you’re […]

ThinkFest Preview: Otis Bullock Jr. on Solving Generational Poverty

Original Article: Philly Mag  |   Event Tickets: ThinkFest Philadelphia’s movers and shakers could easily choose to dwell on the feel-good stories that have sprouted around here during the last decade or so: the slight (but welcome) population growth, the steady rise of condos and office towers, the overall drop in violent crime. It’s nice, chit-chatting about viaduct parks and open streets, […]

Success of coat drive comforts supporters

  Original Article: Philadelphia Tribune With the arrival of fall comes cooler temperatures, that means many in Philadelphia will need help preparing for the colder days ahead. Unity in the Community addressed this need by holding its 5th annual Coat Drive. On Saturday, Anton Moore, founder of the 7-year-old nonprofit, set up a collection spot […]

Generational Poverty: Trying to Solve Philly’s Most Enduring Problem

Original Article: Philadelphia Magazine, Sept. 17, 2016 Mattie McQueen is desperately poor. So were her parents, her grandparents and her great-grandparents. So are her children and her young grandchildren. Is there a way out? OTIS BULLOCK JR. was in the second grade at Meade Elementary School in North Philadelphia when a teacher asked him to […]

Why this HIPPY is great for Philadelphia business

Original Article: Philadelphia Business Journal “Twenty years of research has shown how well this program works to improve readiness for school and academic achievement. There are a lot of young adults in America… who are enjoying better lives because they were in that program,” Clinton said. My organization, Diversified Community Services, recently celebrated the end […]

Program praised by Bill Clinton Celebrates 1st Year in Philly

Original Article: Philadelphia Tribune A preschool program started in Israel and highlighted by President Bill Clinton during the Democratic National Convention two weeks ago is celebrating its inaugural year of helping families here in Philadelphia. Home Instruction for the Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has worked with 30 local families on how to prepare their […]

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