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The Community College of Philadelphia hosted the launch of the citywide workforce development initiative, Fueling Philadelphia's Talent Engine. Feb. 15 2018. Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

Mayor Kenney and stakeholders aim to better prepare Philadelphians for job access and career opportunities with launch of new workforce development strategy. 

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Abogados Latinos: pocos y poco frecuentes

 01/04/2017 - 12:15
Abogados Latinos: pocos y poco frecuentes

La presencia latina en la profesión del derecho en Filadelfia, se remonta a los años 60, de acuerdo a documentos proporcionados por la Asociación de Abogados Hispanos de Pennsylvania. Aunque la presencia existe, muchos abogados dentro de la profesión enfrentan dificultades que ya existían para sus predecesores, sobretodo en términos de acceder a las redes de trabajo de las que ya se aprovechaban sus compañeros al egresar.

Latino Lawyers Still Few and Far Between

 01/03/2017 - 17:21
Latino Lawyers Still Few and Far Between

Latino presence in the profession of law in Philadelphia reaches back as far as the 1960s according to documents provided by the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania. Though the presence is there, many lawyers within the profession face difficulties that those before them faced in terms of getting access to the networks - and thus jobs - that their peers were taking advantage of after graduation.

Building on a legacy with Lisa Rodriguez

 01/03/2017 - 13:36
Building on a legacy with Lisa Rodriguez

Lisa Rodriguez’s father was a part of one of the first Spanish-speaking Latino families in Camden. With a Puerto Rican and Cuban background, her father knew the importance of being involved in your community at a young age. “His parents started the first Puerto Rican community and social club and because of that he was involved in the politics in the city of Camden,” Rodriguez stated.

Adriel Garcia encourages diversity

 01/03/2017 - 13:02
Adriel Garcia is a lawyer at Stradley Ronon. Photo cred: Peter Fitzpatrick

A graduate of Temple Law School, Adriel Garcia started his career with great promise. He finished his studies knowing that he wanted to help people through his legal practice. He began as a clinical student with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he developed examination and interview skills during his participation in preliminary hearings and municipal court trials.

Hit and Sunk

 12/14/2016 - 06:13

Former U.S Congressan Chaka Fattah, one of the top politicians in the city of Philadelphia for many years, has been sentenced to spend a decade in prison and pay $614,000 in restitution to victims of corruption charges on which the longtime legislator was convicted last June.

Fattah was found guilty of dozens of counts of corruption stemming from charges filed in 2015 that came down from the FBI after an eight-year long investigation into the congressman’s financial dealings. 

Bright Spark

 12/13/2016 - 05:21

One year ago, Maj Toure founded Black Guns Matter,  a gun safety workshop in a North Philadelphia community center. Now he’s in the midst of a nationwide tour, teaching in schools about de-escalation techniques and local gun laws, taking any and all questions.

Toure, who grew up in Philadelphia, is a celebrity on Breitbart.com, he has read Mein Kampf three times, and feels like an heir to Pan-African awareness, as reported in The Philadelphia Citizen.

La renovación del American Legion Playground abre una nueva etapa para los parques de la ciudad.

 12/12/2016 - 19:41
Photo: City of Philadelphia/ Department of Parks & Recreation

La presidenta de la Comisión de Parques y Recreación de Filadelfia, Kathryn Ott Lovell, presidió ayer junto al Concejal Bobby Henon y varios miembros de la comunidad, la ceremonia inaugural del American Legion Playground, en el noreste de Filadelfia,en motivo de la finalización de las obras de renovación recientes.

La modernización del parque es fruto de las continuadas quejas por parte de los habitantes de la ciudad, no solo del noreste, que lamentan la falta de espacio para que los niños puedan jugar y aprender.

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