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.

Zig Zag is a reporting project of Broke in Philly, a reporting collaborative run by Resolve Philly.

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