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. May 07, 2021
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    Philly Rising: Gym owner knocks out city’s youth gun…
    Maleek Jackson has overcome many obstacles to get where he is today. The South Philly native is now teaching others to roll with the punches at his boxing gym in Northern Liberties, but he has heftier goals to…
  2. April 23, 2021
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    Philly Rising: 21-year-old turns pandemic furlough i…
    Less than a year ago Evan Harris was furloughed from his retail job at Men’s Warehouse. Now, at 21 years old, he owns of a menswear business in downtown Trenton, New Jersey.
  3. April 16, 2021
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    Philly Rising: Rutgers law student bridging gaps for…
    At age 24, Jenise Rivera is already breaking barriers and bridging gaps. She is the first in her Puerto Rican family to graduate from college. In May, she’ll also be the first to graduate from law school.
  4. April 09, 2021
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    Philly Rising: Nonprofit creates community oasis whe…
    As the city continues to grapple with record-breaking gun violence and more young lives being lost to bullets, Rickey Duncan's team is working toward solutions.
  5. March 26, 2021
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    Philly Rising: Day care center meets needs of whole…
    Damaris Alvarado-Rodriguez and her family moved to Philadelphia after the 9/11 attacks. Expecting a place of refuge, they found challenges with neighbors struggling to embrace diversity. That’s where her advoca…