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Venture Café Thriving Audio Documentary Release

Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Join us for the public kickoff of’s Thriving audio documentary.

Thriving is a year-long storytelling initiative aimed at centering and collecting the lived experiences of Philadelphia and comparative city residents in order to generate insights about the economic opportunities and obstacles along their journeys to financial security and freedom.

Over the last year, with Rowhome Productions followed 10 Philadelphians to document their paths to thriving. The Thriving audio documentary will explore their stories, and the stories of hundreds of others our reporting has documented.

The event will feature audio snippets, a panel highlighting takeaways from this yearlong project and the formal release of the audio documentary’s first episode. Our goal is to inform how we think about what it means to thrive in Philadelphia.

Thriving is underwritten by the William Penn Foundation, the Knight Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.