The winding path to making ends meet in Philadelphia
Zig Zag is a series that focuses on how improving one facet of a person’s life —from housing, to education, to business — can establish a stable foundation for economic mobility. The series is produced with support from Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push toward economic mobility.
A head start and more
Story: Malcolm Burnley | Photos: Hannah Yoon
We all know the benefits of early childhood education for kids. But the most profound impact of Philadelphia’s pre-K program may be on families.
The Road to Stable Housing Begins With Trust
Story: Courtenay Harris Bond | Photos: Kriston Bethel
For outreach workers, building relationships and cultivating patience is the key to transitioning people successfully into permanent housing.
WORKER CO-OPS PROMISE BETTER PAY, BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO BE THE BOSS
Story: Ximena Conde | Photos: Rachel Wisniewski
Worker-owned businesses promise better wages, but for some of the workers who could benefit the most in Philly, being the boss is close to impossible.