Philly Rising: Difference Makers from KYW Newsradio

Philly Rising: Difference Makers from KYW Newsradio

Philly Rising: Difference Makers from KYW Newsradio

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From KYW Newsradio, these are the stories that highlight our region's grit and grace - ordinary people of Greater Philadelphia becoming difference makers.
  1. October 23, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Rebuilding the Block
    After a day of demonstrating the killing of George Floyd, Alexis Akarolo says she felt called to help support Black-owned businesses suffering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, magnified by long-exi…
  2. October 16, 2020
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    Philly Rising: The Big Cleanup
    The Big Cleanup started with Gianni Lee bringing a group of artists and influencers together for a conversation following the George Floyd uprising.
  3. October 09, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Game on
    Paya Williams works with teenagers around Philadelphia neighborhoods struggling with a health crisis on top of the coronavirus pandemic. As the city faces record gun violence, many of the teenagers she and her…
  4. October 02, 2020
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    Philly Rising: 2 teens work to change ‘culture of vo…
    Samyah Smalley and Sofia Cavicchia are both 17-year-old students at Central High School. Although they’re both not yet old enough to vote in the upcoming election, that hasn’t stopped them from stepping up to p…
  5. October 02, 2020
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    Philly Rising: 2 teens work to change ‘culture of vo…
    Samyah Smalley and Sofia Cavicchia are both 17-year-old students at Central High School. Although they’re both not yet old enough to vote in the upcoming election, that hasn’t stopped them from stepping up to p…
  6. September 11, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Using creative expression to heal tra…
    Ava Rajappa, a creative 10-year-old who lives in Virginia,  is helping kids in the Philadelphia area facing homelessness, food insecutiry and mental illness by giving them artistic tools to help heal their trau…
  7. September 11, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Using creative expression to heal tra…
    Ava Rajappa, a creative 10-year-old who lives in Virginia,  is helping kids in the Philadelphia area facing homelessness, food insecutiry and mental illness by giving them artistic tools to help heal their trau…
  8. September 04, 2020
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    Philly Rising: At laundromats, nonprofit connects si…
    Nonprofit SistaTalk has become a connector for single mothers in Philadelphia during the pandemic after founder Adam McNeil devised a way to help meet several needs through one essential service: laundry.
  9. September 04, 2020
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    Philly Rising: At laundromats, nonprofit connects si…
    Nonprofit SistaTalk has become a connector for single mothers in Philadelphia during the pandemic after founder Adam McNeil devised a way to help meet several needs through one essential service: laundry.See om…
  10. August 21, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Beyond the Curriculum
    Carlos Aponte teaches history at an alternative high school in Fairhill, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Aponte founded the nonprofit We Love Philly to help build students’ confidenc…
  11. August 21, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Beyond the Curriculum
    Carlos Aponte teaches history at an alternative high school in Fairhill, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Aponte founded the nonprofit We Love Philly to help build students’ confidenc…
  12. August 14, 2020
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    Philly Rising: 'Ya fav trashman' uses Instagram to s…
    Like many things, COVID-19 has complicated normal routines for trash collection. But it’s also festered an even larger waste problem for neighborhoods, creating a lot of “trash talk” in the city.
  13. August 14, 2020
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    Philly Rising: 'Ya fav trashman' uses Instagram to s…
    Like many things, COVID-19 has complicated normal routines for trash collection. But it’s also festered an even larger waste problem for neighborhoods, creating a lot of “trash talk” in the city.See omnystudio.…
  14. August 07, 2020
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    Philly Rising: 'Fab Five’ popularity boosts North Ph…
    Tyreek Wanamaker’s "North Philadelphia story" on a recent episode of Netflix's "Queer Eye" has inspired people around the world during trying times. His newfound popularity has helped his volunteer work and soc…
  15. August 07, 2020
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    Philly Rising: 'Fab Five’ popularity boosts North Ph…
    Tyreek Wanamaker’s "North Philadelphia story" on a recent episode of Netflix's "Queer Eye" has inspired people around the world during trying times. His newfound popularity has helped his volunteer work and soc…
  16. July 17, 2020
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    Philly Rising: To raise money for organizations figh…
    Normally, Cat Parker would be doing photography and web design for the ballet school she works at. However, as she found herself mostly unemployed and stuck at home, she felt a calling to do something meaningfu…
  17. July 17, 2020
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    Philly Rising: To raise money for organizations figh…
    Normally, Cat Parker would be doing photography and web design for the ballet school she works at. However, as she found herself mostly unemployed and stuck at home, she felt a calling to do something meaningfu…
  18. July 10, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Baking for Social Change
    Chris Donnay’s day job used to be teaching math and computer science at a K-12 school in Bryn Mawr. Lately, he’s been using those complex skills to measure up ingredients instead of grades.
  19. July 10, 2020
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    Philly Rising: Baking for Social Change
    Chris Donnay’s day job used to be teaching math and computer science at a K-12 school in Bryn Mawr. Lately, he’s been using those complex skills to measure up ingredients instead of grades.See omnystudio.com/li…
  20. July 03, 2020
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