Category: Partnerhsips

Broke in Philly collaboration will focus on solutions to poverty in Philadlephia

A message from our editor

For the past decade, Philadelphia has been unable to shake its notorious distinction as the poorest big city in the U.S . More than a quarter of the city’s residents are experiencing poverty, meaning a family of four earns less than $25,100 per year.

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The Reentry Project: We are halfway through our journalistic experiment and there’s lots more to do

Staff and interns from the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University are supporting The Reentry Project, a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of—and solutions to—prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. Here’s an update from the halfway point:

Helping those who are reentering society from prison

The United States has more people with criminal backgrounds than the entire population of France. In Philadelphia, it’s estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 residents – approximately one in every six of us – has been intimately familiar with a jail cell. One in six.