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Looking Forward to Better Days

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Black Voices
Peak Johnson

Photo via Thinkstock The last image that I saw of my dad, was when he was laying in his casket. He looked so peaceful and it was at that moment that ...

Meet The Philadelphia Nun Inspired By Pope Francis To Stamp Out Poverty

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

A little over a year ago, Sister Mary Scullion received an unexpected call from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The church, she was told, was making ...

Philly's Pope Roundup

Peak Johnson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Religion
Peak Johnson

Ichthys will be placed on a letter to the Pope that will be sent to him on the eve of his visit. The letter, which anyone can sign online, thanks the Pope for his leadership on climate change and urges the signers to consider his message.

Homeless, Not Hopeless: A View From the Free Library

Peak Johnson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Peak Johnson

Family. I notice it all the time as I observe the homeless individuals who walk in and out of the library. They watch each other's belongings, share what food they have with each other, and even counsel each other when things just seem unbearable.

A New Place to Call Home

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Peak Johnson

The idea of having a wellness center placed in the heart of North Philadelphia had first come to Sister Mary Scullion, Executive Director of Project HOME, when civic leader Stephen Klein had approached her about building a community center.

Boy Collects 79 Coats For Homeless Families, Inspired By A Random Act Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

After witnessing an inspiring show of compassion, this boy decided it was time to spread the love. Nate Dreyfus, 9, of Stillwater, Minnesota, rece...

An After School Experience

Peak Johnson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Peak Johnson

Sometimes I think of what my life would be like, or how it would have turned out, if I had not attended and ultimately become a teacher assistant with Project H.O.M.E.'s after school program...

Fraud, Cancer, House Collapse: Adversity Inspires Philly Mom To Pay It Forward

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, highlighting Americans who have persevered to overcome incredible chal...