Lead Philadelphia Forward

Haneef Hill is founder of Philadelphia nonprofit Urban Kings and Queens, which has partnered with Providence Baptist Church in Germantown to open a learning center for kids ages 10 and up.
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Shara Dae Howard
August 09, 2020 - 5:32 pm
A youth-focused nonprofit is creating a safe workspace for students to help families as the schools shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
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Christopher Jackson of 'Hamilton' performs onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.
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Antionette Lee
August 08, 2020 - 5:32 pm
Kimmel Center leaders say they're facing serious hurdles. Now their plan for reopening involves an upcoming fundraiser in partnership with a star from the hit Broadway musical, "Hamilton." Read more here.
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Andrew Kramer
July 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Some Philadelphia festival organizers have come up with a way to help vendors, sponsors, and businesses hurting after the city canceled large events into early next year. Read more here.
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DJ Jazzy Jeff
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Mike Dougherty
July 21, 2020 - 12:57 pm
Live music and shows are coming back to Philly next month with a drive-in concert series at Citizens Bank Park. Read more here.
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Contractor Raheem David (middle) works with a crew performing home repairs on behalf of nonprofit Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.
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John McDevitt
July 18, 2020 - 1:44 pm
After pausing operations for a few months because of the pandemic, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income homeowners make repairs and improvements has resumed work. Read more here.
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Construction is underway on a new, larger facility for a job training program run by Philabundance.
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Kim Glovas
July 13, 2020 - 11:33 am
More money has been granted to 13 social service agencies serving communities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is selling a "Montco Strong" T-shirt to benefit Montgomery County's COVID-19 Response Fund.
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Mark Abrams
July 12, 2020 - 12:35 pm
A T-shirt fundraising effort to support organizations helping the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing through the summer. Read more here.
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Rich and Mengistu Koilor
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Antionette Lee
July 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
Neither Philadelphia or the state of Pennsylvania have a brewery that's Black-owned. Two brothers from West Philly want to change that. Read more here.
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Vashti DuBois, executive director and founder of The Colored Girls Museum in Germantown.
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Shara Dae Howard
June 29, 2020 - 8:10 pm
Two African-American museums in Philadelphia are asking people to help them with renovations and necessary coronavirus safety measures so they can safely reopen their doors to the community. Read more here.
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George Floyd protest in Philadelphia
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Justin Udo
June 15, 2020 - 12:44 pm
A West Philadelphia web designer recently put together an online resource to help people share and find information about peaceful demonstrations. In its first two weeks since launch, the site has built a large audience. Read more here.
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