The Shift Fund, a Philly-based nonprofit whose seed funding was composed of wedding gifts, provides small - but hopefully life-changing - grants to people who are just a few hundred dollars away or less from getting their lives on track.
The readers want to know: "Despite seeing improvement in the national economy, what we hear about the average income for Philadelphians is that it's still down. Why is that?"
Five Below employees say that they're told to collect customer emails and that it affects their hours. The company says there are no such quotas.
An unpaid neighborhood do-gooder in partnership with some powerful allies - the U.S. government and the Roman Catholic Church - distributes free lunches and snacks in Franklinville.
We wish that lawmakers would start applying tthat approach to their low-income constituents. Instead, a number of proposals seem designed to cause as much harm to struggling people as possible.
"To be honest, race plays a part."
A new City Council bill aims to follow in the footsteps of such cities as New York and San Francisco.
A look at one of the biggest union victories in Philadelphia in recent memory.
Corporate types rotate in and out of the farm to plant and harvest food specifically for county residents in need.
The Inquirer called City Council members to get their take on the new residential property assessments? David Oh has a hearing Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the issue.
Exactly 50 years after Martin Luther King's initial Poor People's Campaign failed in an actual D.C. swamp amid despair over MLK's murder, another charismatic preacher - the Rev. William Barber - and dedicated activists are fighting to make poverty a front-burner issue again.
The recent debates about imposing strict work requirements on SNAP and Medicaid beneficiaries are misguided. SNAP and Medicaid have been a lifeline for me during this difficult time in my life.
Funding for a program that gets city workers to suburban jobs is in jeopardy.