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Tayyib Smith

Tayyib Smith

Tayyib Smith is the co-founder of Philadelphia-based Little Giant CreativePipeline Philly, the Institute of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship, and the soon-to-launch Creative Cities Lab. All of his projects are rooted in a passion for social justice and economic equitability. 

Maitreyi Roy

Maitreyi Roy

Maitreyi Roy is the Executive Director of Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, the first botanic garden in the country. A landscape architect by training, she has spent almost 25 years looking at community greening issues through the lens of urban development.

Gene Powell

Gene Powell

Gene Powell is the co-founder of StartUp Toledo, which brings the area's innovators and creators together for networking and idea-sharing once a month, as well as Seed Coworking, Toledo's first co-working space.

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Big changes are coming to Flying Kite

We're taking a little break to retool, refresh and rethink the site. The publication be back in 2017 with more great stories, more dynamic events and more community engagement #OnTheGround.

Gabriel Mandujano

Gabriel Mandujano

Gabriel Mandujano is the founder and CEO of Philadelphia-based Wash Cycle Laundry, a triple-bottom-line social enterprise that provides much-needed corporate laundry services while also providing green economy jobs to folks returning to the workforce.

Football practice at Kingsessing Recreation Center

Kingsessing Recreation Center is Southwest Philly's living room

This multi-faceted organization provides a place for both kids and adults to connect and better themselves, whether that's through a computer lab, youth sports or volunteering. It's a true neighborhood gem in our #OnTheGround home.


An inside perspective on Pennsylvania's new wine law

The State has taken a first step towards modernizing its liquor laws with a new measure that will allow wine sales in grocery stores for the first time since Prohibition. But don't pop a cork just yet. 

Aaron Goldstein, William Duckworth, Becca Goldstein and Collin Hill of Fever Smart

Exploring the lifestages of an entrepreneur via four Philly companies

Like all organisms, founders start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established company.

Carla Hamilton in the gallery at Washington Lofts

National Skyline: Affordable artist housing enriches communities

Across the country, live/work space for low-income artists and their families has incredible potential to improve neighborhoods and foster connections.

Connecting local kids to food

On the Ground: The Farm at Bartram's Garden cultivates community

Every year, this four-acre plot produces 12,000 pounds of food, welcomes 10,000 school kids, employs 22 high school interns, hosts 45 families in a community garden, distributes 80,000 seedlings, supplies 50 farmstands and welcomes 1500 volunteers. And there's more.

Centre County Grange Fair

Statewide Spotlight: 142 years and counting at the Centre County Grange Fair

This beloved annual event (running August 19-27) is the largest encampment in the country. Families wait for years to earn one of the fair's coveted tent spots. Now, thanks to a new equestrian center, the fun lasts all year long.

Broad Street Line

SEPTA powers its future with regenerative braking

The screech of a braking subway car now signifies more than just an upcoming station thanks to an innovative project that harnesses, stores and sells the energy generated. An initiative like this makes the transit organization a global sustainability leader.
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