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Philadelphia Public School Notebook
The Philadelphia Public School Notebook is an independent, nonprofit news service serving thousands of supporters of the Philadelphia public schools. The Notebook serves as an information source and voice for parents, students, teachers, and other members of the community who are working for quality and equality in Philadelphia's public schools.
Philadelphia Student Union
“The Philadelphia Student Union exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system.”
School District of Philadelphia
Official Website for the School District of Philadelphia
Teacher Action Group
“TAG Philadelphia works to strengthen the influence of educators within schools and over policy decisions. While partnering with parent, student, and community groups, TAG is committed to fostering positive school transformation, environments where students and teachers can thrive, and community ownership and influence within education.”
The AIDS Library (a project of Philadelphia FIGHT)
“The AIDS Library serves the community through delivery of information on HIV, such as treatments, nutrition, and history of the pandemic, and referrals to regional and national resources.”
Philadelphia Office of Addiction Services
“The Office of Addiction Services (OAS), formerly known as the Coordinating Office for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs (CODAAP), plans, funds, and monitors substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services in Philadelphia.”
Homeless Advocacy Project
The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services.
Project H.O.M.E. has been a leader in providing comprehensive and effective services to persons who experience chronic homelessness.
Incarceration & Prisons
“Decarcerate PA is a grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. We demand that PA stop building prisons, reduce the prison population, and reinvest money in our communities.”
2015 State of the City Report
From the Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative
Official site of the City of Philadelphia, includes information on municipal services, permits, licenses, records for citizens and businesses.
WHYY Radio Times
Local radio broadcast on a variety of social and political issues affecting Philadelphia.
Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Research Initiative
“The Philadelphia Research Initiative provides timely, impartial research and analysis that help Philadelphia’s citizens and leaders understand and address key issues facing the city.”
Women Against Abuse
“Women Against Abuse, a 501(c)3 nonprofit domestic violence agency, provides comprehensive services to the Philadelphia community. Our services include emergency shelter, transitional housing, legal services, behavioral healthcare, advocacy and education.”
Women in Transition
“The mission of Women In Transition is to empower women to build lives for themselves and their children that are free from interpersonal violence, substance abuse and poverty, and to empower the community to undertake initiatives to end substance abuse and violence against women and children.”
Unemployment and Poverty
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
"The Coalition connects people with food assistance programs and nutrition education; provides resources to a network of food pantries; and educates the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry."
Philadelphia Unemployment Project
“Since 1975, the Philadelphia Unemployment Project has organized the poor and unemployed to fight for economic justice, bringing diverse groups together to bring about major changes that benefit millions of unemployed and impoverished.”
Shared Prosperity Philadelphia
Created by the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity to combat the problem of poverty in the city.
Philadelphia Youth Network
“A nationally recognized leader in youth workforce development, the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for collective action by developing and delivering models that change systems and improve educational and economic outcomes for youth. Our vision is that all of Philadelphia's young people will take their rightful places as full and contributing members of a global economy.”
Youth Art and Self Empowerment Project (YASP)
“Over the past four years, YASP has provided ongoing, year-round workshops for youth under 18 in the Philadelphia Prison System's adult jails and continued support and leadership development for youth who have come home from those jails.”
Youth United for Change
“Youth United for Change (YUC) is a youth-led, democratic organization made up of youth of color and working class communities, with the “people” and political power to hold school officials and government accountable to meeting the educational needs of Philadelphia public school students.”