Youth & Family

WURD is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push towards economic mobility. Follow us at @BrokeInPhilly. By Steve Volk | Billy Penn Thousands of young people in Philly who spent time in foster care have not yet received their share of federal [...]
WURD is one of more than 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push towards economic mobility. Follow us at @BrokeInPhilly. Story by Steve Volk | Next City Illustrations by Dylan B. Caleho | Next City Last winter, when the temperatures dipped below freezing, Miracle [...]
Whether you want to give your dad a shout-out or you're a father yourself, we want to hear from you! Please tell us why your father deserves a special shout-out for Father's Day. And if you're a father, please tell us what fatherhood means to you.  Loading… THE WURD WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Black Talk Media sent [...]
Penn’s $100 million contribution to the School District—$10 million annually for 10 years—will be used to remediate environmental hazards, including asbestos and lead, in our public school buildings. This funding will have an immediate impact, supplementing the ongoing efforts of the City and District, and enabling them to dramatically accelerate and expand their response to [...]
By Hadriana Lowenkron | The Plug One Philadelphia tech nonprofit’s latest initiative has big plans to fight such inequity, and with a recent round of funding, it just might succeed. As the coronavirus pandemic catapults society into a digital-first future, it lays bare racial, social, and economic disparities borne out of the historic exclusion of Black [...]
WHYY Contributor | WHYY.org   [audio src="https://whyy-od.streamguys1.com/thewhy/20200728THEWHY.mp3" /]   When recent Masterman High School grad Kayla Gibson first saw her white classmates posting about the death of George Floyd on Instagram, she felt supported. “But then, I kind of began to think about it and I’m realizing that all these people all of a sudden [...]
Solomon Jones | WHYY.org So much that’s happened in the last week has been emblematic of the chaos of 2020. Iconic civil rights leaders John Lewis and C.T. Vivian died. Federal agents snatched protesters off Portland streets at the Trump administration’s behest. Then, after months of downplaying their importance, President Trump finally admitted that masks [...]

In the lead-up to Women’s History Month, WURD president and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese sat down for an exclusive interview with Katherine Johnson, the main character portrayed in the movie “Hidden Figures.”

For Michael Cogbill, getting engaged in the electoral process is the best way an individual can help to eliminate community violence. Cogbill, a resident of the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, was one of many that attended WURD’s Transmit Transform event held at Bartram’s Garden highlighting the documentary “Quest” about life in North Philadelphia. “I […]


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