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Issue 4 | Summer 2010

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Dear Reader:

This Summer the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal is excited to yet again highlight our region’s remarkable social innovators and innovations.

This fourth edition profiles four innovative organizations and their leaders nominated by you, our readers. Our “Nominate a Social Innovator” writing team, a group of talented young professionals with experience in writing, social enterprise, and nonprofit management, interviewed the leaders of these organizations to present their stories. The team, led by Laura Horwitz, is always happy to receive nominations of people and groups to profile. Laura can be reached directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or you can submit your nomination through the Journal website.

Also read about innovation, leadership, and what works, both locally and nationally, from these experts:

Richard Bendis, founder of Innovation America, whose mission is “to accelerate the growth of the entrepreneurial innovation economy in America.”

David Castro, an Eisenhower and Ashoka Fellow, who writes about what constitutes a social entrepreneur.

Ken Berger and Robert Penna from Charity Navigator, who challenge us to question the validity of the “knowledge” on which both individuals and organizations have traditionally based their giving decisions.

Looking ahead, the Fall edition of the Journal will explore the dynamics of regional and generational leadership with exclusive interviews with some of the region’s long-time and emerging leaders.

We appreciate all of your feedback and encourage you to join the movement by contributing articles, blogging, or simply sharing your ideas. To reach us, please email Tine Hansen-Turton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Nick Torres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for tuning in for the Summer edition of the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal! We look forward to hearing from you, and we’ll see you again in the Fall.

Nick and Tine

The Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal is made possible by our generous investors and volunteers.

Thank you to United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Foundation, Green Tree Community Health Foundation, Independence Foundation, the Thomas Scattergood Foundation, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children, William Penn Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation.

Thank you to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Fels Institute of Government, and School of Social Policy and Practice, along with La Salle University and Drexel University.

Thank you to our superb team of young professionals for their work and support of the Journal.