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Student project featured on NPR's “Morning Edition"

August 23rd, 2005

(NPR) Remembrances of four teenage boys who were victims of gun violence in Philadelphia this past year aired on National Public Radio's “Morning Edition” on Friday, August 26th. These poignant recordings are based on interviews. . .read more ...

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Let the record show: Loving memories

June 27th, 2005

(Philadelpia Inquirer) Need In Deed program helps a family preserve the memory of their dead son.read more ...

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Class focuses on victims

June 7th, 2005

(Philadelphia Daily News) Before now, all that the kids in teacher Mike Galbraith's eighth-grade class knew about Tyrique Lovett was what they'd read in the papers after he was gunned down on Alden Street, just steps from his front door.read more ...

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Got work? Students help homeless meet challenges

December 10th, 2004

(The Generator) Most young people in Philadelphia’s inner-city neighborhoods have encountered the homeless. Their churches or community centers often have emergency food programs or there may be a nearby shelter.read more ...

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Students lobby in Washington to prevent elder abuse

May 27th, 2004

(Olney Times) On Thursday, May 20, 2004, an 8th grade class from Grover Washington Jr. Middle School travelled to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congressman Chaka Fattah on behalf of elders in their neighborhood and across the nation.read more ...

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Students feel the injustice of a death row story

May 8th, 2004

(Philadelphia Inquirer) A man imprisoned for 18 years before his exoneration in a 1984 killing visited a North Philadelphia school as part of the teenagersʼ criminal justice project.read more ...

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Prison is for keeps

November 30th, 2003

(Storytelling Magazine) "Prison is a mean, mean place. It’s a play-for-keeps game,” said John Thompson. He should know because he spent 18 years on death row for a murder he did not commit.read more ...

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Bald for a good cause

May 7th, 2003

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Often children can inspire adults to do things those adults wouldn’t ordinarily do. Including doing wacky things for a just cause.read more ...

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Nevels to undergo a close shave for charity

May 7th, 2003

(Philadelphia Daily News) What Jim Nevels wonʼt do if kids ask him nicely. Today, acquiescing to a request from fourth-grade students. . .read more ...

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