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Drawing on the successful experiences of other cities in offering same day work and pay, Mural Arts and Mental Health Partnerships proposed amural-making work opportunity for individuals experiencing economic instability.
The Barra Foundation and The Sheller Family Foundation awarded Mural Arts Philadelphia and Mental Health Partnerships grants to initiate a program in Philadelphia. Mural Arts Philadelphia and Mental Health Partnerships proposed a mural-making work opportunity for individuals experiencing economic instability. The opportunity specifically targets participants experiencing economic instability in Center City, Philadelphia. The grant award included support for a set of discovery interviews and the development of a theory of change. This three-month discovery phase, led by The Scattergood Foundation, was used to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of a “same day work” program in Philadelphia and has resulted in a publicly available report.