Robert Pierson

Director of Marketing and Communications


In The News, Sep 2020

(The Philadelphia Inquirer) Changing their minds, and their lives: A way out of poverty in Philadelphia

Aladaya Brinson spent her childhood and youth moving with her grandmother from one housing project to another, from South Philly, to North Philly, to Southwest Philly and then back to North Philly, where the 29-year-old now lives.

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In The News, Jul 2020

(The Philadelphia Tribune) Now is the time to reimagine our economy

We have a choice to make. Will we choose business as usual, which we argue is not possible, or will we accept the challenge to create a better and stronger Philadelphia?

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In The News, Feb 2020

(City Suburban News) Celebration 2020 to Feature Musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Musicopia

On Sunday, February 9 at 5 p.m., Philadelphia’s Episcopal Community Services (ECS) will not only kick off its 150th anniversary year, but will also celebrate its 35 years of Community Outreach Partnership and Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

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Press Release, May 2020

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) proudly announces the addition of nine new members to its Board of Trustees.

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) proudly announces the addition of nine new members to its Board of Trustees. The appointments occurred throughout the year, beginning in January 2020, and brings the Board to consist of 29 members total.


Video, Feb 2020

PHL17 Attends Celebration 2020, featuring musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Musicopia

Critics everywhere agree: Celebration 2020 was a hit!


In The News, Jan 2020

(Social Innovations Journal) Leading the Social Sector: Leadership Profile of David Griffith

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is a nonprofit organization that challenges and reduces intergenerational poverty by increasing the ability of people to improve their lives and achieve economic independence.

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In The News, Apr 2019

(Inc.) This Corporate Executive and Non-Profit Director Busts the Myths About Working for Non-Profits

Thinking about going into non-profit work? This longtime exec has been on both sides, and cautions you to reconsider your assumptions.

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In The News, Dec 2018

(6ABC) RISE Graduates Celebrate Their Accomplishments

As seen on 6ABC, graduates of the RISE Initiative’s fall cohort celebrated their accomplishments during an intimate and moving graduation ceremony on Tuesday, December 11.

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In The News, Jun 2018

(Philadelphia Business Journal) Op-ed: Helping youth, stemming poverty

The school year is ending and summer vacation is beginning. For many young adults, this is also the time to start building an early résumé in the form of a summer job, summer internship, summer camps or travel that provides exposure and experience.

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In The News, Mar 2019

(Philadelphia Business Journal) Guest column: The storm of poverty in America

Poverty in America is not unlike lightning that comes in the middle of a summer night.

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