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Philly TRUCE Foundation Helps Prevent Violence Through App And Outreach Program

February 20, 2023 |

The Philly TRUCE Foundation started in May 2021 with a vision to “make every community functional, meeting dysfunctional communities where they are most likely to be underserved; in their neighborhoods and schools; in their media consumption; in correctional facilities.” With these missions in mind, the organization offers three core services…

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Hunting Park Green Invests In The Youth Of North Philadelphia

December 27, 2022 |

When Jose Ferran was 17, he was shot. Since that traumatic incident, he has been passionate about serving others and creating environments that guide and support youth to become the best versions of themselves and also give back to their community. Healing Hurt People first inspired Ferran, a program offered…

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Mercy World Organization Supports Vulnerable Children in Tanzania

November 8, 2022 |

In Tanzania, the Mbeya region has the highest number of children and teens who have been orphaned by HIV and AIDS. This staggering number of children, which is approximately 860,000 from 0-17 years old, are often abandoned and left homeless. They will often turn to gangs and drug dealers, or…

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New Horizons Rebuilds, Restores, and Renews Lives In Ukraine

September 20, 2022 |

When Russia started invading Ukraine in February 2022, many Ukrainians had to deal with the reality that the war could damage their houses and put their lives in danger. Thousands of families were forced to leave their homes for their safety. Two sisters, Daria, age 5, and Dasha, age 7,…

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Restore Ukraine Provides Life-Saving Support for Displaced Ukrainians

September 9, 2022 |

Since Russia began launching attacks in February 2022, Ukraine and its citizens have suffered devastating destruction, violence, and loss of life. According to a statement by the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, Russia has destroyed more than 3,500 residential buildings, including more than 500 apartment complexes. As of August…

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Reparations Finance Lab: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

August 10, 2022 |

In the summer of 2020, racial injustice in the United States came to a boiling point when the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others by police officers sparked widespread movements for long-overdue change. One of the many who were inspired to make a difference was Enith Williams, who…

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The Lynfield Community Center Provides A Safe Place For Bethlehem Children To Thrive

July 11, 2022 |

The high number of single-parent households in Bethlehem, PA means that many children are at a higher risk of being left without support when their guardians are out of the home, like in the summer or after school hours. However, since 2012, children in this area have instead been able…

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Backpack Pals Bethlehem Provides Meals And More For Students Facing Food Uncertainty

June 6, 2022 |

For students who face food uncertainty, free or reduced breakfast and/or lunch programs at their schools are crucial; for some, it’s their only nutritious meal of the day. But when school isn’t in session, those missed meals make an impact. Backpack Pals Bethlehem provides students in the Bethlehem Area School…

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A Conversation With Ibrahim Issa, Director of Hope Flowers School

May 19, 2022 |

On March 15, the Board of U.S. Friends of Hope Flowers School and Humanitarian Social Innovations (HSI) gathered for a virtual conversation with the director of Hope Flowers School (HFS), Ibrahim Issa. With HSI’s Linda Rentschler moderating, together they discussed updates about the school, funding efforts, and the challenges faced…

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HSI Is Proud To Welcome Do It For Dom – Focus Foundation: Supporting The Fight Against Cancer

February 28, 2022 |

When 27-year-old Dominic Bridgeman was admitted to the emergency room on May 21, 2021, he and his family assumed that the pain he was experiencing in his back and stomach was due to Covid-19, which he had tested positive for earlier in the week. In fact, it was their first…

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