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POPPYN’s video report on foster care in Philly is making waves at DHS [generocity

Leslie Lieberman ·
When Josh Childs’ father saw POPPYN’s episode on the Black Lives Matter movement , he told Josh he wasn’t a kid anymore. “He accepted me for my knowledge and didn’t make me be quiet,” said Childs, a junior at Science Leadership Academy who coproduced the episode. POPPYN, or Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News, is a program that gives Philadelphia high school students the chance to tell their side of the story on a topic of interest through visual media. Read the complete story by...
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Philadelphia's new Green Light Fund ED is not interested in reducing poverty. He wants to end it. [www.generocity.org]

Leslie Lieberman ·
Omar Woodard is staring at his palms as he sits quietly in a café chair. He knows what he’s trying to say, but he seems tangled up on a thought. The stretch of silence is very much out of character for the amiable young nonprofit director from 20th and Cecil B. Moore. He’s a lingo-savvy conversationalist who, in just six months as executive director of GreenLight Fund Philadelphia , has learned how to talk shop with the best of Philly’s impact intelligentsia. These lulls are typically where...
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Philly.com- Is Poverty a Crime?

Shoshana Akins ·
I just posted this over in the larger ACEs Connection site but I wanted to link it here as well since Philadelphia ACEs Connection is linked in the Philly.com article!   This is a  fantastic piece  written on Philly.com's the Public's...
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A doctor's call for action on childhood poverty [philly.com]

Caitlin O'Brien ·
The main aim of pediatrics is prevention. Prevention of diseases, of injury, of emotional problems, of developmental and intellectual delays. Our armamentarium include vaccines; screening instruments; and guidance on development, safety, and nutrition. It's time to add one more item to our tool kit: screening our young patients for health and emotional problems related to poverty. At St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in the heart of North Philadelphia, we see 15 to 20 newborns a day,...
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Re: POPPYN’s video report on foster care in Philly is making waves at DHS [generocity

Jennifer Hossler ·
Thanks for sharing, Leslie. I loved this video done by the kids, sharing their perspective on things. And so great to see that it caught the attention of DHS and their voices are being heard.
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