Monthly Archives: January 2011

Grid Magazine Writer Puts EnergyWorks to the Test

True Tales: An EnergyWorks Examination By Samantha Wittchen Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:45PM By now I’m sure you’ve heard that the caps on PECO’s electricity rates expired on January 1st, and although I haven’t received my first electric bill of … Continue reading

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Learn How the Stimulus-Funded ‘Freedom Rings Partnership’ Can Help You

In the digital age, computer and internet access is a necessity, yet 41% of Philadelphians do not have access. Formed to tackle this problem, the Freedom Rings Partnership is comprised of grassroots organizations, government, and universities bringing internet access, training … Continue reading

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Thousands of Volunteers Honor MLK’s Memory on Day of Service

Philadelphia, January 18, 2011-The noise from thousands of Martin Luther King Day of Service volunteers packed yesterday into the Girard College Armory didn’t distract Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey one bit from the work at hand. Under the guidance of 18-year-old … Continue reading

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Volunteers Honor King’s Legacy

Philadelphia, January 18, 2011-To honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than 75,000 people in the Philadelphia area participated in 1,200 community-improvement projects Monday. With this day of service, they tried to put his legacy … Continue reading

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FREEDOM RINGS PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES AT MLK DAY OF SERVICE

The Freedom Rings Partnership, a $25 million federally-funded initiative led by the Urban Affairs Coalition and the City of Philadelphia, with Drexel University as a major partner, officially launched on Monday, January 17 at the Greater Philadelphia MLK Day of Service … Continue reading

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To Celebrate Dr. King, Hundreds Refurbish Computers

Philadelphia, January 17, 2011-The main event for the 16th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service took place in the Armory at Girard College where hundreds of volunteers gathered to refurbish computers, put together training packets, and help … Continue reading

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Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking for Two ‘Flex’ Buildings at Navy Yard

Philadelphia, January 4, 2011-Two buildings totaling a little more than 100,000 square feet don’t usually constitute a blockbuster construction project. Yet, a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for such a development – a first of sorts for … Continue reading

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