Events

If the pen is mightier than the sword, what does that make 140 characters on Twitter? What happened to civil and respectful discourse, and what can be done to redirect the conversation.
October 15, 2019
Even the best care won’t work if the patient can’t get to treatment. What’s a patient to do when care is only miles away, but there is no reliable transportation to get there? This panel discussion will look at the...
This interactive workshop is like a Poetry slam for pitching new ideas for social change in areas such as urban revitalization, homelessness, healthy food access, social mobility, connecting the nonprofit community and other critical issues facing the Philadelphia region. Here’s...
Philadelphia’s social innovation ecosystem is growing, but for whose benefit? Venture philanthropist Omar Woodard will offer thoughts on social innovation’s past and present in Philadelphia, and moderate a panel of foundation board members, nonprofit staff, and community members to discuss...
B. Franklin’s fellow B.FF (Founding Father), John Adams, once said, “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.” Social entrepreneurs are doing just that: seeing a problem, finding a solution, and finding opportunity along the way. Learn how one social entrepreneur...
Learn why one local non-profit is working to integrate social justice and equity into its organizational structure and how these changes can help eliminate internal economic, social, cultural, and geographic barriers.
In this short documentary MING Media’s Richard Patterson explores the coded language used to address the opioid epidemic and the racial inequalities in awareness and access to treatment in the African-American community. In contrast to the language used to discuss...
Working with donations from grocery stores, retailers, restaurants, caterers, and universities, Philly Food Rescue utilizes a volunteer-based transportation network to save and redistribute surplus food donations non-profits throughout the city serving households in need, faith-based institutions, the public housing authority,...
Among major cities in the U.S., Philadelphia ranks highest in overdose deaths. At Penn Medicine’s emergency departments (ED), patients are treated for overdose, withdrawal, or other complications of opioid use every hour of every day, but face significant barriers to...
Episcopal Community Services, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia and Philabundance are working together to develop an innovative, integrated and measurable approach to lifting people out of poverty.  Panelists will discuss what brought their organizations to the table and the steps they’re...