Monday, March 14, 2011

Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal: A Breakfast For Words

On February 25, Nicholas Torres and Tine Hansen-Turton shared with PPRA their collaborative, social creation, the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ). The PSIJ is a progressive journal that highlights social innovations in the Greater Philadelphia area, by elaborating on the principles that create, uphold, and reform social transformations.

Soon to be a household name in Philadelphia, with nearly 5,000 views daily of the site; this online phenomenon was an idea created by the co-founders, after completion of their Eisenhower Fellowships.

While the journal is published online four times a year, the inspiration and collection process is a year round effort. Torres and Hansen-Turton credited the community members of the organization, whose significant contributions enabled much of their success. The majority of their 80 and growing volunteer base is comprised of young and entrepreneurial leaders given the opportunity to nominate, advocate, inspire, and even blog about the social changes in Philadelphia today. Anna Mira King, Sales and Marketing Executive of PSIJ, elaborated describing their volunteers as an expanded insight and wealth of knowledge to the rapidly evolving city.

The next issue of Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal will include sections on: Arts & Culture; Food Industry Production and Health; Energy; and Violence.

Volunteering with the PSIJ was highly encouraged. To learn more about the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, click here.

This blog post was written by Leslie Cottle. Leslie has been a PPRA member since 2010 and is a 2009 Corporate Communication graduate from The Pennsylvania State University.  She is currently working as a Researcher Associate for Diversified Search, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can find Leslie on Linkedin at

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