The Companies That You See
anywhere in this network of sites are committed to customer satisfaction for BOTH financial and ethical reasons.
Urban Fair Trade Sites
... Target Specific Insufficiencies
that plague many urban neighborhoods. The sites are private sector, "works in progress" that we hope others will imitate, for the benefit of the community and for their own personal profit.
HOUSINGThe D.E.M.I. is the designer of row houses that offer affordable rents and options to own, without sacrificing features that are common in substantially more expensive properties.
The DEMI is the public liason for the real estate operations.
Rocky Roadz is the financing branch of the real estate projects.
The first project will be financed entirely by investments from Philadelphia area businesses. The projects that follow will be equity crowd funded with investors of all types.
EMPLOYMENTValidate My Ride is a ride service that helps local employers provide stability to the lives of new employees during their training periods.
PRIDEJunk Yard Geeks owes its existence and its projects to suggestions and advice from the community.
The "dragonflies" in Philadelphia will be responsible for "storms" throughout the third world and the bragging rights belong to each of them.
(The "Philadelphia Dragonfly" logo is in the design stage. It is a cross between a dragon, a rattlesnake and a scorpion, with the approximate shape of a dragonfly, with boxing gloves on its front legs, venom in its fangs and tail, with fire coming from its lips. It's Philly attitude to its core. If, as the story goes, a cute little butterfly can flap its wings in China and cause a hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean, imagine how much more a "Philadelphia Dragonfly" can achieve.)
BALANCED NUTRITION > > > > BALANCED BUDGETSVittle People targets young people, but is open for anyone's use.
Compiling a cookbook gives a family an heirloom and the book's author experience with nutritional content, menu planning and budgeting. ("The Generation Effect")
"Published Author" is also a very impressive entry for school, scholarship or employment applications.
DEMI and Rocky Roadz
are standards that are pledged by independent companies that adopt those brand names.