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‘World’s Youngest Barber’ is an 8-year-old West Philly girl with major moxie

“I was confident since the day I was born,” Neijae Graham-Henries said.

Saddled with big student loans? These companies help employees pay off school debt.

To attract and retain millennial hires, employers are offering to help pay their student loans.

$5.3 million in Pennsylvania student debt to be canceled as part of national lawsuit settlement

The settlement benefits former students of the now bankrupt-IIT Technical Institute, which was sued by a coalition of 44 states for “abusive lending practices.”

What a boss: Brewerytown cafe owner helps former foster kids build skills, find jobs, and create a supportive community

The Monkey and the Elephant (M&E), a non-profit coffee shop, seeks to equip those recently aged out of foster care with the tools necessary for adulthood. Since 2015, the cafe has employed dozens of former foster youth while also curating weekly personal- and professional-skill-building workshops.

Brought back to life (twice), Marina Grace pays it forward with a humanitarian fund and award

Grateful to the medical staff who twice saved her life, she now donates generously to those "who do good things."

Protecting City Hall’s very own falcon’s nest — with a broom

Inquirer staff photographer Jessica Griffin rode a cramped, musty City Hall Tower elevator up to the 15th floor, where a peregrine falcon has long built her nest, to capture a yearly ritual.

After 21 years of trying, Philly native earns GED from South Jersey community college

In 2015, Joyce Clements was diagnosed with dyslexia and at last had a clinical explanation for why she could barely write her name, recognize words, or decode written language.

How $20 helped a grieving sister, an unsuspecting waitress, and students with library fees

A high school teacher gave each of her students $20 and instructions to help someone in need or do a random act of kindness.

Ana Garcia Cowan is a soldier, a bodybuilder, and an inspiration

After the first of two tours in Iraq, the Atlantic City native transformed herself into a picture of fitness and confidence.

This man got a grave medical diagnosis. So what did he do? Ride his bike cross-country.

Disability advocate Kyle Bryant has published a new book, Shifting Into High Gear: One Man’s Grave Diagnosis And The Epic Bike Ride That Taught Him What Matters.

Thanks to a school custodian, Ambler students are getting the homework help they need

"We all need a little bit of help. Some of our kids need confidence, that’s all it is. Some of them need a hug … some of them just haven’t figured it out.”

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