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. November 18, 2022
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    Philly Rising: David Evans picks up civic engagement slack with 'Local Politics First' Instagram
    A question about road safety in his own neighborhood led this Philadelphia father, realtor and youth basketball coach on a quest to decode the "confusing and overwhelming" inner workings of the city. The result…
  2. November 11, 2022
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    8-year-old DJ brings his beats to the ballot box
    Eight-year-old Gideon Ansah, who goes by the stage name “Star Jr.,” braved the cold for several hours, bringing beats to the ballot box at a West Philly polling location.KYW Newsradio's Antionette Lee shares hi…
  3. November 04, 2022
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    8-year-old Leukemia survivor has a message for the Phillies: Never give up
    Addie Auth and her mom Bernadette know a thing or two about overcoming the odds. At age 4, Addie was diagnosed with T cell lymphoblastic leukemia.
  4. October 28, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Souper Mom
    During the pandemic, Maureen Carreno of Delaware County became known as "Souper Mummum," sharing her soup recipes on Facebook and doing weekly soup drive-bys. The deliveries have ended, but the giving hasn’t. C…
  5. October 21, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Something Different
    At a gift shop called Something Different by Eric, the goal isn’t making a profit; it’s creating a community.
  6. October 14, 2022
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    Philly Rising: YEAH Philly
    YEAH Philly (Youth Empowerment Advancement Hangout) is one organization out in front of the fight against gun violence in Philadelphia. Executive Director Kendra Van De Water says YEAH Philly takes aim at the r…
  7. October 07, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Perfectly Flawless Foundation
    Crystal Jackson is the founder of the Perfectly Flawless Foundation, a Philadelphia nonprofit that clothes people in transition. Jackson began her journey in community service by opening up her own clothing bou…
  8. September 30, 2022
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    Muslims Serve offers free meals to Philadelphia’s hungry, no questions asked
    Abdellah Abdul Qawi is tackling food insecurity in Philadelphia and Camden as director of Muslims Serve, an organization that prepares and serves free meals to those in need. KYW Newsradio's Sabrina Boyd-Surka…
  9. September 23, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Latinx nonprofit Esperanza builds 'community of opportunity' with hope, promise
    For decades, nonprofit Esperanza has been dedicated to uplifting Philadelphia’s diverse Latinx communities. And now is a time when that kind of lifting up is needed, with Hispanic Heritage Month running through…
  10. September 16, 2022
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    Philly forensic science nonprofit opens doors for women, people of color
    When Antionette Campbell started her career in forensic science — and even earlier, while studying chemistry at Temple — she didn’t find many people like her in the field. So she did something about it. KYW New…
  11. September 09, 2022
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    Philly Rising: One man’s mission to feed people helped serve an entire community and beat back addiction
    September is National Recovery Month. Darnell Hinton is on a mission all year long to help people in every stage of recovery from addiction. He runs a nonprofit called Teach One Feed One.
  12. July 01, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Philadelphia Family Pride builds community for LGBTQ+ parents and kids
    Philadelphia Family Pride focuses on building a community for LGBTQ+ parents and kids of all ages. It also offers support in challenging times, particularly during the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. The non…
  13. June 17, 2022
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    Philly Rising: How Father’s Day Rally Committee advocates for and celebrates Black fatherhood in Philadelphia
    The Father’s Day Rally Committee has prioritized supporting and celebrating Black fatherhood in Philadelphia for decades. KYW Newsradio's Antionette Lee describes the organization's mission and actions, and wha…
  14. June 11, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Building a queer-friendly community of bird-watchers
    Bird-watching has become a popular hobby during the pandemic. The activity requires little gear, and since it’s outdoors, it’s COVID-safe. That’s part of what led Elise Greenberg to start a group called Philly…
  15. June 03, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Mentor leaders produce mentor leaders
    Vincent Garrett didn't have a father, growing up. His experiences as a young man drove him to create his nonprofit, Mentor Leaders Produce Mentor Leaders, to do what he can to give young men today what he did n…
  16. May 21, 2022
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    Philly Rising: After 30 years, a nun retires — sort of — from the ministry she helped create
    Sister Ann Provost, a pillar of her North Philadelphia community, is retiring as executive director of Mercy Neighborhood Ministries after 30 years of service to her neighbors. But what will she do now? "Well,…
  17. April 29, 2022
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    Tech nonprofit fosters a pipeline of STEM equity to careers in engineering
    Joel Wilson is hacking the diversity issues in STEM fields by creating a pipeline to success. His nonprofit, TechCore2, teaches coding, robotics and other programs to students from kindergarten all the way thro…
  18. April 25, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Delco judge helps Penn Wood High School group expand student mentorship
    As a Delaware County District Judge, W. Keith Williams II can sometimes meet young people in the wrong place – inside the courtroom. "It's been my experience that, unfortunately, sometimes kids just don't have…
  19. April 15, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Wilmington woman fighting Black maternal mortality
    Shane Darby experienced homelessness during her first pregnancy and didn’t have a lot of support. Now, she’s building that support system for others. She founded Black Mothers in Power to address the Black mate…
  20. April 10, 2022
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    Philly Rising: Temple alum Adjoa B. Asamoah champions CROWN Act, racial equity
    Born to activist and organizer parents, it’s no surprise that Adjoa B. Asamoah's path has led her to become a political strategist and a champion of the CROWN Act, which legally bans race-based hair discriminat…

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