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brokeinphilly.org
08.17.18
At Temple, campus food pantry becomes summer lifeline for hungry students | From: Philadelphia Media Network

“I am concerned that this is the least well-cared-for generation of college students that we’ve had. They have been hung out to dry by rising prices, and really are in tough shape.”
Broke in Philly: Financial Struggles for 1st Generation College Students | From NBC10/Telemundo62

"Parents are working a lot. They always had something else to do. So, I was mostly trying to figure out everything on my own."
‘A perfect circle of helping’: 3 nonprofits join forces to feed people in Kensington | From: Billy Penn

“I was really happy this was a possibility, to have food provided by one nonprofit, labor and assembly provided by another nonprofit, and the space provided by another. I’ve worked with nonprofits for years, and collaborations like this are few and far between.”

Home visits from education experts are improving outcomes for Philly kids in poverty | From: Generocity


“When people are in poverty, they’re surviving. They’re trying to figure out where’s food coming from, how we’re not going to put on the street. You’re not always thinking about, ‘Oh, I need to be talking to my child, reading to my child to make sure they have enough language and education skills.’”
Anti-poverty crusaders fight to cut taxes for mobile-home owners | From: Philadelphia Media Network

“A lot of people need help, need food. I was taught as a kid to help. When we help, people are so happy they cry. And then I cry.”

Comcast’s $10 internet for low-income Americans is exploding in popularity | From: Billy Penn


“This program has had an enormous impact on millions of families and children who now have high-speed Internet at home, many for the first time in their lives.”

Broke in Philly: From Homeless to Business Owner | From: NBC10/Telemundo61


"You guys have an amazing opportunity in front of you and I hope and pray that you don't waste it. Please don't waste it. Please! Don't waste it."

Philly Playstreets provide haven amid poverty, blight, and drugs | From: Philadelphia Media Network

“This is the best Playstreet in the whole city!” 
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