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Reflections From Past Forum Inspires Thought Leadership

I find the annual Forum on Justice & Opportunity extremely valuable because it gives a larger...

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Advocacy Event Events Forum

Why Advocacy Matters to Me

Through my work with ECS and involvement with the Advocacy Committee, I understand the obstacles our participants face and how we can help them overcome them.

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Workforce Development

Head Coach David Griffith moderates a panel to discuss solutions to the workforce crisis

On Friday, June 4, 2021, David Griffith, executive director and head coach of Episcopal Community Services (ECS), moderated a panel of regional workforce development professionals to discuss solutions to the workforce crisis. 

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Workforce Development

Do You Have Career Goals? Let Us Help. Join the RISE Initiative!

Are you seeking employment or looking to start your dream career? If you need help preparing for college or figuring out what your next step in life could be, the RISE Initiative is for you. Plus, it’s FREE! Though virtual, in-person coaching is available upon request for this six-month commitment. 

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News

Right Will Prevail

"The longest day must have its close—the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day." Harriet Beecher Stowe   The verdict for Derek Chauvin reminds us how often the system has failed Black Americans, how many times the oppressor has gone Scot free. Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor. That seemingly endless list can never leave our minds, their names must not be forgotten.

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A New Heart

A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

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Time to Do Something

Grief and rage and disbelief. Those are some of the welter of emotions I felt as I watched a homemade horror movie of a black man being slowly snuffed out on an American street. While he called for help. While he called out for his mother.

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Where We Stand

In response to the heartbreak, fear, and fury hitting our hearts in the wake of protests and George Floyd’s murder, know that Episcopal Community Services sees you and feels for you.

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News

Look for the helpers

During times of crisis—especially in times of crisis—we seek ways to be of help to others. 

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Workforce Development

A Limitless MindSet

Poverty is not a singular condition. It is a collection of situational roadblocks that keep people from living full and prosperous lives. With nearly a quarter of Philadelphians living in poverty, Episcopal Community Services’ goal is not to merely get these numbers down. It is to lift our neighbors up. It is about the names and faces behind these figures.

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