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Best Stories of 2014: Most Read

Our top stories from 2014 ranked by how many people read them.

Farah Jimenez Resigns as CEO of People's Emergency Center

Back in August, the People's Emergency Center (PEC) announced that CEO and President Farah Jimenez resigned as of August 12 after four years leading the social services and community development nonprofit.
Photo by Alex Vuocolo

ROAR Aims to Reduce Sexual Assault Through Fashionable Safety Accessories

Yasmine Mustafa's ROAR will be a jewelry line of safety accessories embedded with a high-pitched alarm and intense light. ROAR will essentially be a module that could be inserted into multiple types of jewelry — bracelets, necklaces or attached to a key chain, a belt or purse.
Image courtesy of ROAR

Oxford Mills Now Open, Teachers and Nonprofits Moving In

Oxford Mills, once a vacant property in the city's South Kensington neighborhood, opened in May of 2014 and is now a center of innovation for Philadelphia's education community. The project is a mixed-use real estate development designed to provide low cost housing for teachers as well as commercial space for educational nonprofits.
Renderings courtesy of D3 Real Estate

With Its Pilot Phase Over, the Philadelphia Public History Truck Reaches North Philly

With a planning grant from the Barra Foundation, the Philadelphia Public History Truck (a former water ice truck that is now a community-building vehicle) began its programming in North Philadelphia this year.
Photo via Philadelphia Public History Truck Facebook

City to Hire Manager for West Philadelphia Promise Zone

The Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) was looking to hire a manager for the West Philadelphia Promise Zone. The Promise Zone initiative is a place-based program designed to revitalize distressed areas by coordinating efforts across sectors and agencies and prioritizing the zones for federal assistance, essentially moving them up in line. We're currently in the process of reaching out to the CEO about who has been hired to fill the role.
Photo via Flickr user Ian Friemuth