For more than a decade, the nonprofit started by Jerry Mondesire got hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state, with most of the money earmarked for rehabbing properties for affordable housing. None appear to be serving that purpose. Isaiah Thompson reports the latest on the Next Generation CDC.
In 2006, the nonprofit run by NAACP President Jerry Mondesire got a $100,000 state grant to restore a youth football field in Hunting Park. Isaiah Thompson has uncovered evidence that the work was never done.
When the chief financial officer of the nonprofit that gets tax money to promote the city left her post in 2012, there was no fanfare. Only later did the real reasons for her exit emerge, in a few lines on the group’s federal tax form. Julia Bergman reports on the facts in the case.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson set up a nonprofit group called Peace Not Guns years ago to combat gun violence. It turns out that records of the organization are nonexistent and so is its nonprofit status. Carla Robinson reports on a phantom nonprofit.
Donna Cooper was a powerful insider in the Rendell administration, instrumental in adding money and programs to the education budget. Now, she is on the outside, working to restore aid to public schools. Julia Bergman profiles this veteran player turned advocate.
A look at the Next Generation CDC, founded and operated by local NAACP President Jerome Mondesire, raises more questions than answers. Isaiah Thompson examines the inner workings of the mysterious nonprofit.
If Philadelphia starts growing new economy jobs it will be due to the efforts today of Stephen Tang and others who are working to create an environment for startups, innovation and entrepreneurs. Carla Robinson profiles this key player in the city’s efforts at economic revival.
The Big Dogs don’t give a dime to the city, but Tom Ferrick has found a small group of nonprofits who go against the flow and make voluntary payments to city government. What’s up with these outbursts of generosity?
Surviving the Great Recession was hard enough for the city’s arts, culture and social service sectors. Now, they must face a world marked a major drop in funding, plus demands they act more like businesses.