Originally published on July 28, 2018

This is part of the #HiddenDE campaign, which seeks to reveal the hidden issue of family homelessness in Delaware. 1 in 30 kids experience homelessness each year in Delaware — sign up to learn more.

Here are three recent news articles that caught our…

Originally published on August 11, 2018

This is part of the #HiddenDE campaign, which seeks to reveal the hidden issue of family homelessness in Delaware. 1 in 30 kids experience homelessness each year in Delaware — sign up to learn more.

Here are three recent news articles that caught our…

This is part of the #HiddenDE campaign, which seeks to reveal the hidden issue of family homelessness in Delaware. 1 in 30 kids experience homelessness each year in Delaware—sign up to learn more.

A manager at Delaware’s Central Park Mini Storage said that several people, including families, have been living…

Click here to see the full 2017 Annual Report.

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Congregation Partners

Hospitality Network Host Congregations

These partners have facilities to directly house 4 families (14 individuals), one week at a time, 3–4 times a year.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church*

Berea Presbyterian Church

Bible Fellowship Church

Christ Church Christiana Hundred*

Ebenezer…

Family Promise® of Northern New Castle County

Our Mission: To prevent and end homelessness for families by engaging volunteers, donors and the faith community.

Our Vision: We envision a community in which every family has a home, a livelihood and the resources for lasting independence.

Click here to see or download this Annual Report as a PDF.

Thanks to you, Charity’s family quickly moved into stable housing.

The case against the online media subscription model

News should enable everyone to be on the same page. Photo by Jojo Bombardo / Flickr.

Subscription-based business models are the journalism industry’s current panacea, and for good reason. Advertising is declining—and under attack by Google and Apple. The idea that readers, not advertisers, should be the news industry’s most important customers and relationships makes a lot of sense. …

Listen to headlines from random places in the US with your Amazon Echo

Increasingly, our most ubiquitous technologies have been upending the original premise of the internet. Instead of exposing us to a greater humanity, our ostensibly worldwide networks have only made us more insular. Opaque algorithms only show us posts and articles they think we’ll like — or at least, on which…

Finally, high school trigonometry comes in handy

The final product.

For my new personal website, I wanted to create a map with lines connecting various cities—easy enough with Leaflet. However, I couldn’t find an easy way to make those lines nicely curved. If the cities were far enough apart, there are great plugins for drawing “great circle” (or geodesic) lines…

And other observations from publishing an anthology in English and Spanish

One Google Sheet became the Proyecto Carrito book website.

Creating a website for a bilingual book—whose chapters contain a mix of English and Spanish, sometimes even within a single paragraph—posed an interesting challenge. I wanted to preserve each piece’s mix of languages, but I knew that readers might not speak both English and Spanish. …

Hugging Gloria after she told her life story for the first time, ever.

The images of our filming process with Manantiales de Paz—a self-settled community just outside Medellín, Colombia—that linger most in my mind are those in which the equipment fades away and pure humanity comes into sharp focus. Moments like when, after a long day of interviewing, the group settled into Doña…

Ryan Catalani

Fighting for justice through advocacy, storytelling, and community-building.

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