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The Promise, Philadelphia’s Unprecedented Public-Private Coalition to Tackle Poverty, Aids More than 50,000 Families in Accessing Benefits and Income Supports

The Promise releases Year One report, focusing on family stability efforts, increasing access to emergency and long-term benefits and income supports Philadelphia — November 3,...

Philadelphia Inquirer: There are 400,000 people in Philly with convictions and criminal records. Expungement clinics can offer a fresh start.

Albert Price always wanted to be a firefighter. As the Germantown native grew up and into young adulthood, he had a plan for his career...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Appoints New Regional Board Members

New members bring a wealth of expertise and experience in the corporate, legal, financial, philanthropic, and educational fields to strengthen United Way’s mission. PHILADELPHIA, Pa.,...

Metro Philadelphia: New center aims to address Philly’s nonprofit racial equity

      Long before diversity, equity and inclusion became buzzwords, Kelly Woodland was trying to recruit people of color to majority-white institutions and posing...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Deepens Commitment to Advancing Racial Equity in the Region, Appointing Kelly

Woodland joins UWGPSNJ to advance racial equity in the philanthropic sectors and form a centralized hub to promote leadership equity PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 2022...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Welcomes Mary Shaffer as Chief Development Officer

PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 2022 – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is proud to welcome Mary Shaffer as its new...

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Philadelphia Announces $300,000 in Multi-Year Funding and Additional Support to three Local Nonprofits

Local nonprofit organizations led by and serving people of color will receive unrestricted long-term funds, as well as SVP Partner resources to deliver on their...

Black-led Nonprofits Continue to Struggle Connecting with Regional Funders Despite “Racial Reckoning”

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Despite the heightened awareness that was amplified during the racial unrest that exploded during the pandemic, Black-led nonprofits in Philadelphia are still...

WHYY/PlanPhilly: Free legal clinics offer a ‘clean slate’ for Philly, South Jersey residents with criminal records

        As part of a citywide anti-poverty initiative, the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is offering residents the opportunity to...

The Promise, Philadelphia’s Poverty Action Fund, Launches Philadelphia’s Largest-Ever City-Wide Record-Clearing Initiative

Beginning May 21, 30 clinics in 30 weeks will connect people to record clearing services and employment opportunity across Philadelphia communities PHILADELPHIA, PA – May...

Philadelphia Citizen: Harvard Prof Raj Chetty, United Way’s Bill Golderer – Investing In Poverty Reduction

Over the years, the Reverend Bill Golderer has launched several social enterprises in Philadelphia, including homeless services organization Broad Street Ministry—something, Golderer says, for which...

Philadelphia Inquirer: Philly’s first-time home buyers will get more help from the city when its grant program returns

Akirah Pressley’s three decades of life have been marked by instability. When she was 13, her mother died. A few years later, she was forced...

Mayor Kenney, City Council Announce New Violence Prevention Community Resources and 211 Hotline

PHILADELPHIA — The Kenney Administration and City Council, in partnership with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and 211 Southeastern Pennsylvania...

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Announces 2022 Recipient of the J. Gordon Cooney, Jr. Fellowship in

2022 J. Gordon Cooney Fellowship in Criminal Justice recipient announced, honoring senior partner of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and former UWGPSNJ Regional Board Chair  PHILADELPHIA,...

Social Venture Partners Philadelphia invites poverty-fighting organizations led by and serving people of color in Philadelphia to apply for up

SVP Philadelphia, in association with United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, launches 2022 investment cycle for nonprofit organizations working to reduce intergenerational...