News & Publications

Lack of computer access a major hurdle for the poor

Date: 
June 12, 2012

Fingering an orange flash drive like a good-luck totem, Teisha Reynolds took a break from the computer class she hopes will change her life.

At a KEYSPOT computer-access center within the Families First/People's Emergency Center in West Philadelphia, Reynolds is enrolled in computer classes to help get off welfare.

Reynolds, 36, keeps hearing the whole world is online. That's not entirely true.

"When you're poor and without a computer, there's a big gap between you and everyone else," Reynolds said. "For me and my two sons, it's very hard not having one."

Author: 
Alfred Lubrano
Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Community Health and Wellness Day

Event Details
Date: 
June 23, 2012
UpLift Solutions is hosting a Community, Health and Wellness Day at the ShopRite of Chetenham, PA. The day is designed to engage the community with health screenings, healthy recipe tastings, kid friendly activities and resources.

On June 23rd, UpLift Solutions is hosting a Community, Health and Wellness Day at the SHopRite of Chetenham, PA. The day is designed to engage the community with health screenings, healthy recipe tastings, kid friendly activities and resources.

Phone: (856) 471-2028
Fax: (856) 471-3001
www.upliftsolutions.org

 

Philadelphia City Council Testimony in Support of Consolidated Plan for Year 38

Date: 
June 6, 2012
Since 2003 the Plan has included funding for anti-predatory lending and has allowed for 398 private sector loans to low-income residents totaling just under $8 million.

This Week on Financial Voices Radio

Date: 
June 7, 2012
Listener Call-In Show

Explorers Sans Frontières fundraiser at the Trolley Car Café

Event Details
Date: 
June 30, 2012

Explorers Sans Frontières (ESF)  - Fundraiser 

On June 30, 2012 ESF Team Senegal will host a fundraiser at the Trolley Car Café located at 3269 S. Ferry Road (at Kelly/Ridge Drives near the Falls Bridge), Philadelphia, PA 19129. ESF medical, non-medical and educational professionals will travel to West Africa for ongoing support to the region of Thies. 

AIDS Education Month Community Picnic

Event Details
Date: 
June 30, 2012
AIDS Education Month Community Picnic - 10am-3pm, Fairmount Park, Area #1, 33rd St.& Cecil B Moore Ave.

National HIV Testing Day

Event Details
Date: 
June 27, 2012
June 27th: National HIV Testing Day – All Day, Throughout Philadelphia

Beyond the Walls: Prison Health Care & Reentry

Event Details
Date: 
June 19, 2012
Beyond the Walls: Prison Health Care & Reentry Summit – 8:30am-5pm, Register online at www.fightorg/aem or call 215-985-4448 X200

Please join GALAEI and PHILADELPHIA FIGHT in celebrating AIDS Education Month. There are a several events, all free with registration: Beyond the Walls: Prison Health Care & Reentry Summit – 8:30am-5pm, 

Register online at www.fightorg/aem or call 215-985-4448 X200

Annual HIV Prevention and Outreach Summit

Event Details
Date: 
June 14, 2012
GALAEI - Celebrating AIDS Education Month Please join GALAEI and PHILADELPHIA FIGHT in celebrating AIDS Education Month. There are a several events, all free with Register online at www.fightorg/aem or call 215-985-4448 X200

Destiny Productions Theatre Ensemble Presents SEAMLESS

Event Details
Date: 
June 17, 2012
Price: 
$20.00
Destiny Productions and Veronica Redd present a theatrical performance including scenes, monologues, music and varied genres of the arts in a 90 minute professional level show. Appropriate for all ages

On Sunday, June 17, 2012  at  7pm (Fathers' Day,) Destiny Productions will present a theatrical journey applauding the contributions of people of color in the performing arts!  You and your groups are invited to attend while generating funds for your endeavors! Here are the details: