Robert Pierson

Marketing and Communications Manager



In The News, Oct 2018

(The Philadelphia Tribune) Tactics laid out for disarming racial microaggressions

When you see someone ask a well-spoken person of color, “Where are you from?” What do you do? Do you respond in some way or do you stand silent?

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In The News, Oct 2018

(Philadelphia Business Journal) Op-ed: How Philadelphia businesspeople can help alleviate poverty

Poverty is not a choice. No one wants to live in poverty, and often those who do are working extra hard to provide for themselves and their families. Some of the most resilient Philadelphians I know are participants at Episcopal Community Services (ECS).

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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, Jan 2018

Executive Leaders Radio interviews ECS thought leaders, staff, coaches, and participants

You don’t need to be a high-powered executive to be a leader.

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In The News, Dec 2017

(The Philadelphia Inquirer) Op-ed: Christmas wish: Reduce poverty with education, jobs, volunteerism, and advocacy

In this season, how can we move from acts of maintenance to actions that bring real change to individuals and families experiencing poverty? Read what Dave Griffith, executive director, had to say in an OP-ED in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on philly.com.

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Press Release, Aug 2016

ECS Welcomes New Chairman and President to its Board of Trustees

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez as chairman of the ECS Board of Trustees and L. Fredrick Sutherland as its new board president.

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In The News, Nov 2016

(CBS3 and FOX29) The Next Level Expo

CBS3 and FOX29 News caught up with Arley Styer, director of youth and workforce development initiatives, at ECS' The Next Level Expo.

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Press Release, Nov 2016

Media Alert: ECS to Host Career Expo