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Text your answer: What would your life look like if you didn’t have to worry about money? | Broke in Philly

The Inquirer, and more than 20 other media outlets, is dedicated to doing community-responsive reporting around the issue of economic mobility.

A grocery opens in Point Breeze to bring affordable food to supermarket desert

Rowhouse Grocery is a kind of revolution in a sedate setting — a different way to feed people, featuring fancy foods at low prices.

A grocery opens in Point Breeze to bring affordable food to supermarket desert

Rowhouse Grocery is a kind of revolution in a sedate setting — a different way to feed people, featuring fancy foods at low prices.

For homeless college students, home for the holidays means staying on campus

Twenty-eight students who are homeless or had been foster kids will remain on West Chester University's campus for the five-week break, free of charge. And, the football coach's extended family — along with a cast of staff and students — have donated gifts to make their holiday special.

For homeless college students, home for the holidays means staying on campus

Twenty-eight students who are homeless or had been foster kids will remain on West Chester University's campus for the five-week break, free of charge. And, the football coach's extended family — along with a cast of staff and students — have donated gifts to make their holiday special.

Artist chronicles nearly a year at an outdoor food pantry in Philly’s poorest place

Equipped with a camera and a social conscience, Sheldon Abba captures the slow-motion emergency of never-ending need.

Artist chronicles nearly a year at an outdoor food pantry in Philly’s poorest place

Equipped with a camera and a social conscience, Sheldon Abba captures the slow-motion emergency of never-ending need.
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Airport workers won predictable schedules, higher wages. Can they win affordable health care, too?

A new labor fight will test whether airport jobs can become the kind of family-sustaining jobs that Mayor Kenney has touted.

This city program turned high schoolers into auto mechanics and changed their lives

As the City of Philadelphia develops new apprenticeships to tackle the city's poverty rate, a look at the its most successful job training program.

How Philly is using city jobs to tackle poverty

A look at the programs our second-biggest employer has developed to help people get hired by the city of Philadelphia.

Poverty among older Philadelphians on the rise

“You’re just not prepared for poverty in old age,” said Alice Foley, who lives on Social Security and food stamps below the federal poverty level of $12,140 a year.

Council approves bills for ‘Fair Workweek’ and $15/hr. wage hike

For those fighting for the scheduling bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Kenney, it's the culmination of nearly a year's worth of raising awareness about the issue.

N.J. files suits against polluters in Palmyra, Camden as part of new environmental justice initiative

New Jersey officials launched a series of lawsuits Thursday targeting what it called polluters of lower-income and minority communities as part of a new environmental justice initiative.

New Census figures on Philly neighborhoods show inequality, high numbers of whites living in poverty

Released on Thursday, the numbers take a microscope to the city's formidable 26 percent poverty rate, revealing fault lines of distress and hardship.

Tireless minister who once worked in Bryn Mawr now battles poverty in Kensington

There was just so much more to be done in Kensington, where hunger and meager chances have made life endlessly difficult for people.

Punishing poverty: How Philly’s cash bail system does more harm than good | Opinion

Our community makes us safe and better. Jail doesn't. And neither does the money bail system.

Black and Hispanic Americans have a harder time quitting cigarettes. Will this Penn study find a way to help?

Researchers will study 3,200 smokers who are black, Hispanic, live in a rural area, or have low income or education to figure out what techniques are most effective in getting them to quit.

Report: Hunger and discrimination go hand in hand | Opinion

If people experience discrimination by the police or courts, they report rates of food insecurity twice as high as those who have not .

Philly could populate Pittsburgh with its hungry | Mike Newall

If all the newly hungry in Philadelphia attended a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, they'd fill every seat in the stadium — with another 11,000 people stranded in the parking lot.

Rate of births to white single moms accelerates

Research shows that while unwed motherhood contributes to poverty, poverty itself is a cause of unwed motherhood.