Get HYPE Philly! was named a winner of the inaugural Health Means Business Healthy 10 Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation under the category of "healthy education and workforce".
MAR 14: The Free Library of Philadelphia's Get HYPE Philly! teens recently built environment-friendly pizza ovens to reheat leftover pizza and discussed the differences between fossil fuel energy and more sustainable, alternative energy sources such as solar energy. They also learned how to cook a pizza-inspired recipe that will make you rethink pulling out your wallet and ordering delivery.
Jan 31: How Tatiana Garcia-Granados’ nonprofit enterprise, The Common Market, is bringing healthful food to low-income communities and lifting local farmers' livelihoods.
JAN 30: The School District of Philadelphia and Rebel Ventures are joining forces to bring "Rebel Crumble" to students.
OCT 29: The Food Trust will host 125 Philadelphia high school students from 14 area schools on Wednesday at Temple University Student Center for another HYPE Philly High School Summit.
OCT 25: For the Get HYPE Philly! initiative, 10 nonprofit partners, led by The Food Trust, have come together to empower 1,000 youth leaders to improve the health of their schools and communities with a goal of reaching over 50,000 Philadelphia youth in 100 schools by January 2018.
OCT 13: Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator Lauren Nixon, participants learned about the many benefits of avocado—particularly, what makes it a healthy fat.
AUG 8: This summer, adolescents at Norris Square Neighborhood Project have been volunteering at St. Francis’ House and creating art around youth homelessness ... The exhibit, called “With + Without Youth,” and will feature video, silkscreen, performances, original music, and street art-style projects, plus an assortment of handmade soaps and candles available for purchase. Ten percent of those proceeds will go to St. Francis’ House.
Jun 27: Philadelphia receives $1M grant from US Labor Department as part of the Obama administration's efforts to end poverty, crime and incarceration.
MAY 23: Get HYPE Philly! is aiming to reach 50,000 teens via 1,000 youth leaders in 100 schools across the city by the grant’s end on Jan. 31, 2018. How is it stacking up in its first year?
MAY 9: About 250 students and Get HYPE (Healthy You, Positive Energy) members gathered at the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia to celebrate the group's successes. They capped off the evening by giving out $51,000 in grants – ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 – to 18 community groups that shared the organization’s goals.
APR 4: Read about how Kiki Aranita and Chris Vacca, owners of the Filipino-Hawaiian fusion food truck Poi Dog, are bringing their education in classical studies to the community food scene through cooking lessons.
MAR 25: Haile Johnston, co-founder and co-director of Common Market, says the best way to reach the people who most need food is through the institutions that serve them in the community. Check out Common Market's new video on how it works with anchor institutions to tackle food access challenges.
MAR 24: JPMorgan Chase & Co. recently awarded The Philadelphia Youth Network a $150,000 grant to support 2016 WorkReady summer employment programs, making them the largest new investor in WorkReady Philadelphia.