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ECS Joins Beyond the Cliff Coalition to Eliminate the Benefits Cliff

ECS is announcing our participation in the newly formed Beyond the Cliff Coalition. This Coalition...

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ECS and PEA Renew Partnership Contract

ECS is excited to announce that we have renewed our contract with the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA). This landmark partnership expands the support of a suite of programs and initiatives which train unemployed and underemployed people in the energy field. The Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) provides job training while ECS’ MindSet program serves as the cornerstone of the program, providing a holistic approach to economic mobility for participants. 

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Black History Month Series: Reverdy Ransom

Reverdy Ransom (1861-1959) was a minister and bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He blamed America’s systemic racial inequality on capitalism and individualism, and he brought with him a solution: the church could serve people’s needs by becoming more involved in society.  

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SBCRC's Rhena McClain Joins Together for West Philadelphia Board

ECS is excited to announce that Rhena McClain, Director of St. Barnabas Community Resource Center (SBCRC), has been invited to join the board of directors for Together for West Philadelphia (TWP). Together West Philadelphia is an organization that partners with healthcare systems, community-based organizations, academic institutions, and public and private stakeholders to achieve equitable health outcomes for West Philadelphians. 

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ECS Honors the Memory of the Rev. Canon Emily Barr Richards

ECS honors the memory of the Rev. Canon Emily Barr Richards, who passed away on January 16, 2024. Emily served as Priest-in-Charge at the historic parish of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh, and on the Board of Trustees at ECS.  

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Economic Mobility Month Series: Where My Child is Safe to Learn

ECS is sharing participant stories during Economic Mobility Month to celebrate their success and show how community members use ECS programs and resources to better their lives. This installment highlights the impact of ECS’ Out of School Time (OST) program through the experience of Samirah.  

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Community, Creativity and Comfort Food: SBCRC Hosts Inaugural Community Dinner

The St. Barnabas Community Resource Center (SBCRC) recently hosted the first Community Dinner in a new series of programs called A Seat at the Table. Community members, staff and supporters gathered for an evening of art, food and conversation developed through a collaboration between SBCRC staff, the ECS Chaplain, Health and Wellness Inclusion and Advocacy, and ECS program partner, Power of Paint.  

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Economic Mobility Month Series: Put in the Work, Transform Your Life

This Economic Mobility Month, ECS is meditating on the ways community members and participants use our programs and resources to better their lives. This installment highlights the work of Janira, who collaborated with coaches from the ECS MindSet program to learn more about financial management. 

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Economic Mobility Month Series: Change Your Life One Goal at a Time

ECS is celebrating Economic Mobility Month by reflecting and sharing how community members and participants use ECS programs and resources to better their lives. This installment highlights the impact of ECS’ MindSet program through the story of Stefen. 

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Economic Mobility Month Series: Take Care of Your Body and Your Mind

Economic Mobility Month is a time to reflect and share the ways community members and participants use ECS programs and resources to better their lives. This installment in our celebration of Economic Mobility Month highlights the impact of ECS’ Health and Wellness programming through the eyes of Wanda.  

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Economic Mobility Month Series: A Place to Call Home

During Economic Mobility Month, ECS is reflecting on and sharing the ways community members and participants use our programs and resources to better their lives. This installment highlights the impact of ECS’ Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) program through the story of Erickah. 

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