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Sister Mary To Georgetown Grads: Begin  A "Revolution of Tenderness"

On Saturday, May 20, Sister Mary delivered the Georgetown College commencement address and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at Georgetown University. In her speech (which will be broadcast live here) Sister Mary urged the graduates to pursue a "revolution of tenderness" by joining with those who are struggling and together forge a new path to economic inclusivity.

Project HOME, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation Win Blue Ribbon for Francis House of Peace

Last month, Project HOME and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) were awarded the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporation's (PACDC) 2017 Blue Ribbon for the development of the Francis House of Peace residence.

PACDC's award recognizes "outstanding achievement by community development corporations" that advance the organization's vision that "vibrant and diverse neighborhoods across Philadelphia that equitably meet the needs of all community members, preserve and enhance community assets, and foster a stronger city and region."

 

NEW YORK –April 11, 2017– Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund's Pay for Success program, is awarding federal funding to six projects designed to improve approaches to widespread social challenges.

 

From Philadelphia Magazine:

When Sister Mary Scullion enters a room, it changes. Eyes soften and shift in her direction. Smiles spread. Eager hands reach to greet her. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput might have the last word when it comes to Catholicism in Philly, but there’s a good chance Sister Mary Scullion has impacted far more people than he or any other Catholic in the city.

 

From the Philadelphia Gay News

Two local nonprofit organizations have partnered up to support young-adult programs. The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) provided a $100,000 grant to Project HOME, an organization that empowers homeless individuals.

A round up of the television news coverage of our partnership with The Philadelphia Foundation.

 

From CBS Philly:

A Philadelphia nonprofit has announced seed funding for a new project that would provide LGBT-friendly housing exclusively for homeless youth. It would be a first for Pennsylvania.

Here’s how Nasir Fears describes his teenage years in Philadelphia.

 

From Newsworks

Nasir Fears first told his grandmother he was gay when he was 14-years old. She didn't throw him out, but she made it clear she didn't accept his sexuality.

"And I had left," he said. "And it was like ok, just do... whatever. Like, nobody actually really cared."

Fears spent years sleeping on the subway and house-hopping.

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TPF Awards $100,000 to Support Programs at Planned LGBTQ-friendly Residence

PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 – Project HOME and The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) today announced a new community partnership aimed at supporting young adult-specific programs, funded in part by $100,000 that TPF envisions as a catalyst for more investment.

From CNN

Sister Mary speaks with CNN's Michael Smerconish about Pope Francis' comments regarding giving money to folks who may be experiencing street homelessness.

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