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Rise for the marathon

From November 21-23, 2014, for the third year in a row, RISE participants worked alongside the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability at the GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon. In collaboration with the Waste Watchers volunteers, our team of 63 RISE participants assisted in the efforts to consciously sort and haul trash at the event. RISE was happy to be able to assist in the Mayor’s efforts to make Philadelphia the greenest and most sustainable city in America.

How Philadelphia’s prisons are embracing technology

By Aimee Rawlins @aimeerawlins
October 7, 2014: 10:39 AM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Tablets and text messages. To the general public, they might seem standard, but for a prison system, they could be revolutionary.(Full article: http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/07/smallbusiness/philadelphia-technology-prison/index.html)

A Center City safety net

BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
POSTED: September 07, 2014

SERIOUS NEEDS are being met at a modest new health clinic in town – the folks inside just aren’t ready to scream it from the rooftops yet.(full article http://articles.philly.com/2014-09-07/news/53657525_1_health-clinic-ex-offenders-safety-net)

MAYOR NUTTER ANNOUNCES CITY RECEIVES THREE GRANTS FROM U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE FOR YOUTH ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAMS

Philadelphia, September 29, 2014 Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the City of Philadelphia has won three competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as part of the City’s on-going efforts to reduce youth violence and provide productive pathways to adulthood.(full article http://cityofphiladelphia.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/mayor-nutter-announces-city-receives-three-grants-from-u-s-dept-of-justice-for-youth-anti-violence-programs/)

 

Expunging arrest records in Philly

Once Called Ex-Cons, Philadelphia ‘Returning Citizens’ Begin Six Weeks of Reintegration

By Cherri Gregg
November 13, 2013 2:56 PM
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials are in the process of changing the term “ex-offender” to “returning citizen” in the city’s official documents and programs. The aim is to help eliminate the stigma associated with past convictions.(full article http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/11/13/once-called-ex-cons-philadelphia-returning-citizens-begin-six-weeks-of-reintegration/)

 

Mayor Nutter Signs Executive Order; Legislation Introduced to Help ‘Returning Citizens’

 

Philadelphia Schools Closing While A New $400 Million Prison Is Under Construction: Could It Be Worse Than It Sounds?

Is there a a way to justify closing 23 Philadelphia public schools and laying off potentially thousands of teachers in order to build a new $400 million prison complex for Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections (DOC): (full article http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattstroud/2013/06/17/philadelphia-schools-closing-while-new-400-million-prison-under-construction/)

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